Mobile Baykeeper is implementing a litter-free Mardi Gras campaign to educate the community on the harmful impacts Mardi Gras litter can have on our waterways. We love Mardi Gras just as much as anyone else - we just want our citizens to celebrate responsibly and remember that trash left on the ground will empty into a storm drain and eventually pollute our local rivers and creeks. Share on social media using #LitterFreeMG and learn more about the campaign at mobilebaykeeper.org/litterfreemardigras.
Background: This campaign is one element of a federal grant Mobile Baykeeper received from NOAA to help Mobile move toward a litter-free Mardi Gras. The other components of the grant include:
1) Partnering with Thompson Engineering, Mobile Bay NEP, and Gulf Coast Containers to restore One Mile Creek (the waterway that receives a significant amount of Mardi Gras litter) through kayak cleanups and debris removals, and
2) Partnering with the City of Mobile, Alabama Pipe & Supply, and Universal Precast to install storm drain covers along the parade route to prevent litter from entering our storm drains and polluting our waterways.
The next community kayak cleanup on One Mile Creek will take place on Saturday, February 24 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the One Mile Creek access point at 498 Marion St.
450-C Government ST.
Mobile, AL 36602