Thursday, August 27, 2015

Arlington Park Pollution Ignored

The City of Mobile's Trashy Shoreline at its Arlington Park (aka Mobile Bay Shoreline) remains an eyesore to residents and visitors because the City of Mobile ignores most storm water litter, even after years of complaints.

Storm Water Litter is not just a City of Mobile community problem as storm water trash is abundant throughout the entire Mobile County.

The accumulation of storm water trash along most Mobile waterways is merely a symptom of Alabama having no recycling expectations or requirements along with having ZERO people employed to remove litter once it reaches the state of Alabama's navigable waterways. If there is anyone working full time removing trash from Mobile area waterways I have never seen them or seen any improvement in the trashy shorelines.

The end result? Alabama which once advertised itself "Alabama the Beautiful" is no longer beautiful - it is trashy. To keep up with reality Alabama now advertises itself "Sweet Home Alabama." The new name was probably chosen in reference to all the empty sugary drink bottles acumulating along and polluting most of its waterways. Sweet eh?

Friday, August 21, 2015

Bayou La Batre Pollution

If you think Dog River and Three Mile Creek are polluted with trash, try kayaking in Bayou La Batre also known as Bayou La Trash. Beware of eating any seafood processed in the polluted community of Bayou La Batre which calls itself the "Seafood Capital of Alabama."

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Trashy Three Mile Creek in Mobile

The shoreline trash in Three Mile Creek is worse than it looks if seen from a passing motorboat. Note the red highlight. The second photo is the view behind the highlighted shoreline weeds.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

03/25/2015 - Kayaking in Mobile

No wonder why the kayak guide business is dead in Mobile. It is too embarrassing to show visitors most of Mobile's tributaries which are polluted like this.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

03/08/2014 - Big Creek Lake Pollution

Out of sight, out of mind. You may be indifferent about trash floating in urban waterways of low income neighborhoods but don't think it can't affect you. Mobile's policy of ignoring stormwater litter can affect everyone. Here are some photos from Big Creek Lake which is Mobile's drinking water supply taken this past week.

Picture yourself in an office around a water cooler. Visualize the unusually huge water cooler reservoir being clear glass. In the water cooler is litter - pill bottles, syringes, condoms, rusted spray cans containing who knows what, acetone cans, acid containing batteries, lighters, gasoline containers, etc. You can probably imagine how office workers would react seeing what they had to drink out of, even if the cooler had an end filter. 

If office environments would not tolerate garbage floating in a public water cooler, why is Mobile Area Water and Sewer System , Mobile Baykeeper, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Alabama Department of Environmental Management, the City of Mobile and others STILL ignoring the unmonitored garbage floating in Mobile's public water supply called Big Creek Lake, which I've complained to Mobile Area Water and Sewer System about for the past two years?

What is in your drinking water supply Mobile? Unmonitored garbage, some of which could be hazardous to your health.

When that multi-lane US Highway 98 is ever finished above Big Creek Lake, motorist litter is going to result in a even more trash entering Mobile's drinking water lake that the city or county doesn't bother to clean, even once a year.