News - Healthy Coastal Ecosystems

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

You can grow oysters and help restore the Bay

If you have a pier on waterfront property in Mobile or Baldwin counties, you may be a candidate for the oyster gardening program. Oyster gardeners pick up juvenile oysters from the Auburn University Shellfish Lab, hang them from a pier in an “oyster...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: May 09, 2012

Oyster gardeners grow 57,155 oysters for restoration in 2011

(MOBILE, Ala.) – Falling temperatures and family gatherings are all indicative of the beginning of the holiday season. For the Mobile Bay Oyster Gardening Program gardeners and adopters, these signs also point to the culmination of their hard work...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Dec 13, 2011

Volunteers help create habitat on Deer Island

Volunteers with the Mississippi Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs recently took part in a two-day planting of dune grasses on Deer Island. Volunteers were assisted by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Coastal Preserves...

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By: Melissa Schneider / Published: Jun 10, 2011