News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Rain barrel program helps fight runoff issues

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, polluted runoff is the number one water quality problem in the country.

This problem is exacerbated in urban areas due to the higher amount of impervious cover which leads to greater volumes of...

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By: Christian Miller / Published: Apr 08, 2015

2015: The Oyster Trail grows longer

The Oyster Trail is an interactive scavenger hunt through Mobile and Baldwin counties in Alabama. With 20 stops currently, and six more planned, you can travel around Mobile Bay along the Trail completing the hunt for oyster-related information....

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By: PJ Waters / Published: Mar 31, 2015

A couple of tips for boat owners

I am going to use this blog to share mistakes I’ve made with fellow boat owners so they don’t have to make them for themselves. This blog’s topics fall under the “things you don’t often think about” category. 

Go check the expiration date on your...

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By: Dave Burrage / Published: Mar 26, 2015

Winter brings snowbirds, migratory birds

While much of the United States is suffering from record-breaking cold temperatures and snowfall, the temperatures on the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast fluctuate between a few days of cold and a few spring-like days. The mild winters that...

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By: Chandra Wright / Published: Mar 05, 2015