News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Management plans underway for Alabama watersheds

In an effort to guide restoration efforts, partners in coastal Alabama have undertaken a process of watershed management planning based on a framework developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The purpose of the plans are to guide...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Apr 14, 2016

Oyster gardening is coming to Mississippi

Oyster gardening in Alabama has been around since 2000. Each year, volunteers with waterfront access provide a nursery environment for juvenile oysters suspended from their wharves. The oysters quickly grow, and by November

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By: P.J. Waters / Published: Apr 07, 2016

Living shorelines summit shares national perspectives

The first national living shorelines summit recently brought together experts and practitioners from around the county to share lessons learned and new ideas. The event, Living Shorelines: Sound Science, Innovative Approaches, Connected Community

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By: Niki Pace / Published: Dec 07, 2015

40,000 oysters grown for restoration

Oyster Gardening on Mobile Bay wrapped up its 2015 season last week. More than 40,000 oysters were grown by volunteer gardeners around Mobile Bay. With an average size of 50.5 millimeters, these oysters will be ready to spawn in the spring of 2016,...

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Nov 25, 2015