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Fall 2017


THURSDAY, SEP. 14, 2017, 5:30 pm

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!





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!



Winter 2017


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 channel.  Click here to read the letter.


Click here to see other documents pertaining to this matter.



Fall 2016


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.



Spring 2016

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.



Winter 2016

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 highlighted.




Feb 1, 2016


Winter 2015

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 channel 356.

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.)


Spring 2014

March 2014


Winter 2014



Spring 2013



Spring 2012


  • Letter from Stan Graves to U.S. Senator from Alabama, Richard Shelby, thanking him for his support of BP Oil Spill Settlement Restoration Funds for Dauphin Island shoreline restoration.


Winter 2012


  • 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 restoration.

  • 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:  Anniston Star


Fall 2011





Spring 2011




Fall 2010





Spring 2010





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