Friday, December 30, 2011

12/30/2011 - Halls Mill Creek

Glass bottles do not biodegrade. This glass will be here until the next society finds this archaeological trash site. (If human's don't pollute themselves into extinction first.)

What do you do with Christmas Trees? Throw them in the water with the rest of your trash.

Can you say, "Thank you Walmart, Thank You Waste Management, and Thank You Mobile Public Works?" Their products, their improperly sealed trash trucks, and their sorry ass apathy changes the scenery for kayakers. Why is Mobile continuing to ignore its storm water pollution?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

12/28/2011 - Election

How do I feel about the Democrat-Republican Party (Treasonous Party)?
I'm so tired of network TV campaign coverage
that my resolution for the new year is
to not watch the network news anymore.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

12/24/2011 - Who Cares?

I stopped by what Google Earth calls Schwarz Park. City of Mobile GIS indicates it is City of Mobile property. It is a nice park with a swing set, pool and boat ramp access to Halls Mill Creek. You have to live in Mobile for a while to appreciate how the City of Mobile takes care of its assets. I believe Mobile County Law Enforcement Agency is also taking care of this Park. The pool has turned into a mosquito breeding area and the park looks like a dump. Welcome to Mobile!

Welcome to Mobile's Schwartz Park.

Mobile County Law Enforcement Agency's Mosquito Breeding Pool

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

12/21/2011 - Moore Creek

Shoreline of Moore Creek looking to the right.

Shoreline of Moore Creek looking to the left.

Does anyone really care what explodes into the water?

FISH the beautiful waters of Mobile, Alabama, USA 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

12/15/2011 - Moore Creek and McCullough Creek

Paddled up two of Mobile's urban waterways - Moore Creek and McCullough Creek today and saw plenty of trash in the water, some of it hazardous to human health. One of the spray cans, not completely empty, had the ingredients Nylar (causes deformities in dragonflies), Pyrethrins (extremely toxic to fish and toxic to bees), MGKr264 (possible human carcinogen), and Permethrin (classified as cancer causing and highly toxic to fish). When a pressurized spray can with toxins rusts to the point that it releases the content into the water and it goes unnoticed, does it matter? Only if you are the one that gets the poisonous molecule from the bottled water that turns on the cancer trigger in your body. Know anyone who has had cancer? Could there be any relation between cancer and the poisoning of our water?

Unfortunate cormorant has metal embedded in its right wing. Ow!

How do I feel about Democrats and Republicans?

Caution: Poisons destin for release into your water.

Caution: Poisons destin for release into your water.

Illegal landfill - Hazardous waste in the water. Your water. All water is interconnected.

Coating creek bottoms with plastic bags. Could lining the waterways with plastic cause problems with natural seepage into the aquifers? If water cannot seep through plastic, then aquifers cannot be recharged and aquifer levels drop.

Is this natural or is it your water high on chemicals?

Is this natural or is it your water high on chemicals?

Need a computer monitor? Just go to any of Mobile's urban streams and pick one up for free. The EPA considers Cathode Ray Tube monitors as Hazardous Waste.

Caution: Poison destined to be released into your water.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12/13/2011 - Three Mile Creek and One Mile Creek Pollution

I filed some complaints about the pollution in Mobile's urban waterways and the lack of authorities doing anything about it on December 12, 2011. Both Three Mile Creek and one of its tributaries, One Mile Creek are polluted with public trash, some of it hazardous. An old landfill called Hickory Street Landfill is eroding and hazardous contents from the toxic chemicals dumped there decades ago, appear to be leaching into the water. Could One Mile Creek be Mobile's Love Canal? I will be posting photos to show how well authorities are responding to get the trash removed. Day One after the complaint - no change. Enjoy your Alabama Seafood.

Gas container floating in water and trash embedded in creek bank.

Spray bottle with unknown contents rusting in the water.

Multi-colored sheen on water.

Hickory Street Landfill appears to be leaking toxic pollution into One Mile Creek.

Something has been eating the styrofoam container.

Scenic waters of Three Mile Creek.