April 06, 2013
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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Physical Address: 10299 County Road 1, Fairhope, AL 36535
Option #1: Coming from Interstate 10 in Alabama
Option #2: Other option from Interstate 10 in Alabama
From Orange Beach
From Gulf Shores
Join The Nature Conservancy and our partners, Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile Baykeeper and The Ocean Foundation on Saturday, April 6, 2013, as we build a 224-foot living shoreline at Pelican Point along Mobile Bay, midway between Fairhope and Gulf Shores, Alabama.
We need 500 volunteers to help us place 20,500 interlocking concrete blocks – each weighing 35 pounds – along the shore to form the foundation of four oyster reefs. The reefs will protect 329 feet of natural shoreline, helping to minimize erosion, protect coastal dunes and enhance natural habitat for fish, birds and other marine life.
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When: Saturday, April 6, 2013; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Pelican Point, Alabama (eastern side of Mobile Bay)
What to Wear: Long pants and long sleeves are recommended. Weather permitting, shorts and T-shirts are acceptable. Closed-toed water shoes are a must. Some people will get wet, so boots and/or waders may be useful.
What to Bring: Sunscreen, hats and work gloves
Provided: Water will be provided.
Please note that each building block is 35 pounds. Due to the heavy lifting involved in the event, it is not suitable for children under 16.