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MEETING ON MOBILE HARBOR
THURSDAY, SEP. 14, 2017, 5:30
Bayou La Batre Community Center
12745 Padgett Switch Road
(County Road 23)
Irvington, AL 36544
Property Owners on Dauphin Island and in South Mobile County!
Please attend this meeting!
We need a good attendance to show the Army Corps of Engineers that we
are serious about needing erosion and environmental mitigation for the
Mobile Bay and Harbor Channel dredging practices!
PETITION TO CHANGE FORMAT OF CORPS MEETINGS
Please sign this petition! The Corps of Engineers has been holding
public access "meetings" about their planned widening and deepening of
the Mobile Bay Channel. They have been conducting these gatherings like
a trade show - with multiple "stations" around a room, where only a
small handful of people standing at each station can hear the questions
being asked, and the answers being given. These meetings should be
conducted in a "Town Hall" style format, where EVERYONE attending can
hear ALL the questions, and ALL the answers given by the Corps. As they
say, "you don't know what you don't know," meaning that some people
don't even know the questions to ask. Everyone who attends needs to hear
the very specific questions asked by the people who have been following
this issue for years and years, and who are demanding satisfactory
answers. Please sign and share with others! Thank you!
UPDATE ON MOBILE HARBOR DREDGING
Jan 12, 2017 - A letter was sent to the USACE from Andrew Krumpelt,
Esq., reflecting his concerns about the process in how the Corps is
handling public participation and citizens' concerns in the Alabama
General Reevalution Study, a study of erosion on Dauphin Island being
conducted prior to the planned deepening and widening of the ship
here to read the letter.
to see other documents pertaining to this matter.
UPDATE ON MOBILE HARBOR DREDGING
Oct 17, 2016 - New documents have been published, including recent
letters to the Corps, and a rebuttal to the Corps' responses to concerns
raised during several meetings held over the course of 2016.
Click here for more.
March 11, 2016 - A new bill has been introduced into
the Alabama State House which proposes for sands dredged from coastal
inlets in Alabama to be placed on nearby eroding beaches.
A public hearing will be conducted in the State House
in Montgomery on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, at 3:00pm. Please
attend if you can.
Please also sign the petition in support of the bill.
Details at the link below.
Click here for more info.
Feb 5, 2016 - Task Force member Glen Coffee was
interviewed on local radio, FM Talk 106.5 with Sean Sullivan, to discuss
island erosion issues and solutions. If you missed it on the radio
or internet live stream, here are links to recordings of the interview:
Feb 2, 2016 - Members of our group gave presentations at
the February meeting of the Mobile Bay Sierra Club at 5 Rivers.
Information about island erosion and efforts to restore the island was
Feb 1, 2016
Feb 8, 2015 - For the past several days, MSNC show host Ed Schultz has
been tweeting photos and updates from the Gulf Coast. On his TV show all
this coming week, he will be airing a story on the upcoming 5-year
anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill and its effects, which are
STILL present all these years later.
Tune in to see the story next week - every day, Monday
through Friday - at 4:00pm on MSNBC. Record it if you can’t watch it
live at that time.
Comcast channel 49 (channel 259 in Hi-Def), DirecTV
See Ed’s photo tweets from the Gulf - of tar balls,
devastated flora and more - at http://twitter.com/wegoted
(You do not have to have a Twitter account - Ed’s tweets are public and
can be viewed by anyone.)
Letter from Glen Coffee to
the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources regarding
Deep Water Horizon Restoration Funds for Dauphin Island.
Letter from Stan
Graves and Letter from David Meyer to U.S. Fish & Wildlife, asking for a portion of BP Oil Spill
Settlement Restoration Funds to be spent on Dauphin Island shoreline
Alabama’s valuable coastline requires adequate protection
The Southern Environmental Law Center distributed a list last week of
“special places and natural riches [that] are threatened by a wave of
calculated attacks on the bedrock laws that protect our environment and
health.” The Alabama coastline was at the top of the list.
Read more of this article here:
Most recent Q&A
Don't Fight Nature? - New section at end of the
Go Natural article.
Plan - The Great Unknown
15, 2010 - Results of meeting to discuss pier dredging proposal.
The Task Force on
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