News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

Volunteers needed for Deer Island restoration project

An ongoing Deer Island restoration project is in need of volunteers to help build 8,000 wire bags, fill them with oyster shells and deploy them along the island's shoreline. Volunteers also are needed to place logs made of coconut fiber along the...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Feb 26, 2013

Residents can make rain barrels at Spanish Fort workshop

Mobile, Ala.) - Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant, in partnership with the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, will hold a rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Spanish Fort...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Sep 13, 2012

Zeke’s Landing Marina pioneers fish recycling program

(ORANGE BEACH, Ala.) -- Zeke’s Landing Marina, the first Clean Marina in Alabama, and Protein Products, Inc. (PPI), a leader in servicing premier pet food companies, have created a way to keep fish carcasses from being taken to landfills.

A newly...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 16, 2012

Residents can make rain barrels at Fairhope workshop


The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium, in partnership with the Coastal Alabama Clean Water Partnership and the City of Fairhope, will hold a rain barrel workshop from 10 a.m.-noon on Friday, July 20, at Trinity Presbyterian Church, 545 South...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jul 12, 2012

Science workshop for teachers to feature resource management

The Mississippi State University Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi, Miss., will host a Natural Science Teacher Workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 18 at its facility at 1815 Popps Ferry Road. The workshop is targeted toward 5th- to...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 10, 2012