Thank you to our volunteers, partners, and funders!
Our work days at Pelican Point were a huge success! Check out the photos of our volunteers and the new reef.
Oysters are the architects of Mobile Bay
Workers deploying oyster reef in Mobile Bay.
Restoration is the key
The health of our economy depends on the health of our natural resources.
Restoring the Gulf of Mexico's Fisheries One Mile at a Time
By building 100 miles of oyster reefs we will create the conditions needed to plant, support and promote more than 1000 acres of coastal marsh and seagrass:
* Providing habitat for oyster larvae to settle and colonize
* Serving as nursery habitat for commercially and recreationally important finfish and shellfish (shrimp, blue crab, speckled trout, reddrum, southern flounder, ladyfish and gray snapper)
* Dampening of wave energy and decreasing erosion
* Stabilizing sediments and decreasing turbidity
As recovery continues through the next several decades, this effort will not put Mobile Bay back to where it was before the 2010 oil spill, but Mobile Bay will be ahead by 100 miles of oyster reef and 1,000-plus acres of marsh and/or seagrass. This project physically constructs reefs and promotes the development of marsh and seagrass habitat, primarily through natural recruitment, but with supplemental planting as well. The project also includes critical job creation and community involvement components to support and sustain the vision of a better coastal Alabama. Join us for our second 100-1000: Restore Coastal Alabama project on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Pelican Point in Fairhope, Alabama!
For more information on 100-1000, watch this video: