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Mobile Bay Shore Habitat Conservation and Acquisition Initiative - Phase I

Implementing Organization

Mobile City


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

Funding Program

NFWF Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund GEBF


Project Category


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.


Keri Coumanis
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Project Partners

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

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