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Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative - Phase I

Implementing Organization

City of Mobile

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$300,000

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund (GEBF)

Details

Project Category

Environmental

Project Actions

Land Acquisition / Protection

Targeted Resources

Nearshore/Littoral Zone

Project Description

Conduct due diligence and planning needed to identify specific, high-priority properties to acquire and preserve intact the remaining undeveloped intertidal habitat within the City of Mobile, for purposes of: restoring and conserving priority habitats that support estuarine and marine fisheries and wildlife; connecting the community to its natural surroundings; and fostering an overall environmental ethic in the citizenry. Later project phases will acquire, protect and restore coastal habitats in three distinct areas: (1) up to 300 acres of riparian, wetland and upland habitats in the Dog River Watershed (Perch Creek) near its connection to Mobile Bay; (2) up to 40 acres of bay shore property in the Garrows Bend Watershed connecting to Helen Wood Park on the mouth of Dog River; and (3) up to 450 acres in the lower watershed area of the Three Mile Creek Watershed.

Contact

Keri Coumanis
251-208-7272
coumanis@cityofmobile.org
Project Website
Project Partners

Mobile Bay NEP , The Nature Conservancy, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Pelican Coast Conservancy

Affiliated Institutions

None

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