News | March 30, 2009

Working with Leaders in Magnolia Springs to Protect Weeks Bay

SELC is working with leaders in the town of Magnolia Springs to develop new ordinances to safeguard water quality in the Magnolia River, a waterway vulnerable to sediment-laden runoff and other threats stemming from increased construction activity in the area. The Magnolia feeds Weeks Bay, a broad, shallow estuary that serves as a nursery for species vital to Alabama’s $450 million commercial fishing industry, including shrimp, blue crab, sea trout, red drum, and flounder. Nineteen federally protected species make their home in and around Weeks Bay, which is linked by a small inlet to the eastern side of Mobile Bay.