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Volunteer, place-based grassroots groups, promote are committed to creating a clean water future for their communities. Through water quality monitoring, education and outreach, and assessment.

Coastal Alabama Groups

Dog River Clearwater Revival

A grassroots movement that began in 1994 with the mission of monitoring the water quality of Dog River and quickly became the Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR). As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, they are dedicated to improving the water quality of the Dog River Watershed. Their mission is to create an environment where families, children, citizens, workers, and visitors work and play in a clean, safe, and accessible. Membership is open to any interested individual, family, or organization. Visit Site

Fowl River Area Civic Association

FRACA works to protect Fowl River, an area experiencing tremendous growth with hundreds of acres being converted from farmland and forest to paved streets and homes. - FRACA Facebook Page

Photo by FRACA

Little Lagoon Preservation Society

The Little Lagoon is a treasure that is loved dearly by its residents who enjoy it on a regular basis and share a deep appreciation for its natural beauty. This society seeks to preserve, protect and enhance the Little Lagoon so that it can continue to be enjoyed now and for generations to come. - Visit Site

Wolf Bay Watershed Watch

The Wolf Bay Watershed Watch (WBWW) is a grassroots citizen's advocacy organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the natural resources of the Wolf Bay Watershed. Wolf Bay is located in southwest Alabama in Baldwin County. The bay is connected to greater Perdido Bay, and has several tributaries including Wolf, Sandy, Miflin and Hammock Creeks. Municipalities in the watershed include Foley, Elberta,Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. The watershed of Wolf Bay covers about 71,700 acres. Visit Site

The Peninsula of Mobile

The Peninsula of Mobile is a non-profit organization with a mission of economic redevelopment of Mobile's coastal community based on sustaining the sensitive environment that is The Peninsula. Visit Site


Coastal Alabama Watershed Finder

Learn what watershed you are in as well as updated information about the watershed by visiting The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program's Watershed Page

Related Actions

Become a Water Quality Monitor

Completing water quality monitoring training and adopting a site to regularly test, is a great way to help the community identify problems before they get out of control.

Get On The Water

Getting out on the water is not only fun and great exercise, the more you use the water, the more likely it is you'll think about protecting it. So go ahead, go for a swim, get your fishing pole, take a boat for a ride, or attend a water festival near you.

Types of Pollution

When water rushes off hardened surfaces, erosion of sediments degrade water conditions and smother and disrupt seagrass growth and the habitat for benthic organisms they provide.

Compounds like oil, grease, and heavy metals take a long time to break down and threaten the health of both aquatic and human life.

Litter is not only unsightly, but it also causes a variety of problems to the ecosystem as it enters our waters where it is often is mistaken for food by fish and invertebrates.

Too much fertilizer, pet waste, and other nutrients in our water often lead to serious problems like lowering dissolved oxygen levels, preventing seagrass growth, and killing fish.

Disease-causing microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and other single-celled organisms, are referred to as pathogens, some, like Salmonella, cause human health problems.

While pesticides are designed to be toxic to certain organisms, they can often be harmful and kill other species in the marine system that are important for the entire ecosystem.