Coastal Alabama Conservation & Resiliency Corps
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, MLK Avenue Redevelopment Corporation and the Student Conservation Association has established the Coastal Alabama Conservation & Resiliency Corps. This pilot program is providing full-time on-the-job education and training to a target population of 12 urban, disadvantaged young adults, ages 18-25. The 2 team leaders and 10 Corps members are working to restore 3 miles of stream, riparian buffer, and wooded wetlands within the Three Mile Creek watershed and in other areas of the coast to improve environmental conditions for species including but not limited to the area’s Red Belly Turtle, Yellow Crowned Night Heron, Anhinga, Wood Duck, Menhaden, and the American Alligator. The Corps program is important for increasing this target audience’s involvement in Mobile Bay and Gulf of Mexico ecosystem restoration efforts through training and work guided by natural resource professionals in preparation for careers in a Gulf restoration economy.
Investment partners in this initiative include the Alabama Power Foundation, Crampton Trust, City of Mobile and Mobile County Commission.
Daphne S. Pierce - Executive Director
61 St. Joseph St.(Waterman-Smith building)
Mobile Al. 36602
Mobile, AL 36652