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Story and Mission M obile Baykeeper has served the Mobile Bay area for more than 20 years. Their mission is to provide citizens a means to protect the beauty, health, and heritage of the Mobile Bay Watershed and Alabama’s coastal communities. Since 1997, Mobile Baykeeper has worked to conduct Mobile’s first air quality study, won lawsuits against utilities in Bayou la Batre, Prichard, and Daphne over their sewage spills, prevented Liquified Natural Gas facilities from threatening public health, worked to secure funding and restore our coastline after the BP Oil Disaster, and accomplished much more for clean water, clean air, and healthy communities here in Alabama. Currently, Mobile Baykeeper tracks sewage spills and tests water quality through their Swim Where It’s Monitored (SWIM) program, teaches environmental stewardship through their Strategic Watershed Awareness & Monitoring Program (SWAMP), and is working to have toxic coal ash removed from Alabama Power’s Barry Steam Plant on the side of Mobile River, where it threatens the public health, environment, and economy of Mobile Bay. Mobile Baykeeper is part of Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of grassroots leaders protecting everyone’s right to clean water. Casi Callaway Executive Director & Baykeeper Our Upcoming Events • January 18 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Litter Cleanup • March 7 – Post-Mardi Gras Litter Cleanup • March 25 – Bay Bites Food Truck Festival at Cooper Riverside Park • April 4 – Apple Snail Roundup at Langan Park • May 30 – Publix Grandman Triathlon at Fairhope Municipal Pier • May 31 – Jubilee Kids Triathlon at Fairhope Municipal Pier • July 23 – Bay Awakening • September 19 – Alabama Coastal Cleanup • October 10 – Apple Snail Roundup at Langan Park • November 13 – Bay Bash Do Some Good To become a member or volunteer, visit, email, or call (251) 433-4BAY (4229). Post-Mardi Gras Cleanup on One Mile Creek. Photo credit: Justin Hartley Contact Us 251-433-4BAY (4229) 450C Government Street, Mobile, AL 36602 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram: @MobileBaykeeper visit | Text “Rundown” to 33222 19