Alabama Homeowners Handbook for Natural Hazards
The Alabama Homeowners Handbook was created by the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Coastal Community Resilience priority issue team to help homeowners prepare for natural hazards to reduce risks to family and property. While it is never possible to eliminate all damage from a natural hazard, homeowners can take action and implement many small and cost-effective steps that could significantly lower risk. The handbook includes sections on how to prepare before the storm, mititgation measures to increase residential resilience, and insurance options available to homeowners in Alabama.
K - 20 Mini-Grants in Alabama
The Alliance's Education Team supports environmental education in Alabama by providing the following K-20 mini-grants:
- Alma Bryant High School for Oyster Gardening
- Mobile Area Education Foundation for Watershed Exploration and Engaging Youth in Engineering
- Wolf Bay Watershed for Wonders of Wetlands
- Dauphin Island Sea Lab for Marine Application of Science and Technology and Marine Science Camp for Special Needs Children
- Environmental Education Association of Alabama for Muddy Water Watch and From the Mountains to the Gulf
- Eastern Shore Art Center for Squeaky Sneakers
Outreach & Education Mini-grants in Alabama
The Alliance's Education Team supports outreach efforts in Alabama by providing the following mini-grants:
- Weeks Bay Foundation for Watershed Wagon
- Mobile Baykeeper for Muddy Water Watch
Public Awareness Mini-grants in Alabama
The Alliance's Education Team supports public awareness efforts in Alabama by providing a mini-grant to the
Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitor's Bureau for their Clean Coast Partnership website & stencils.
Sources, Fate, Transport, and Effects (SFTE) of Nutrients as a Basis for Protective Criteria in Estuarine and Near-Coastal Waters, Weeks Bay, Alabama
One of the principal areas of concern for the long term health of the Gulf of Mexico is the quantity of nutrients being put into estuarine and near-coastal waters from continental, land-based origins. This report summarizes a sources, fate, transport and effects (SFTE) study, the results of which are intended to provide the necessary data and combination of analyses required to support development of scientifically-sound numeric nutrient criteria in inland estuaries and to pilot an approach for developing and evaluating nutrient criteria in Weeks Bay, AL.
StormSmart Coasts Network in Alabama
Being located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, the Alabama coastline has been a target for tropical storms or hurricanes numerous times in the last several years. The Alabama StormSmart Coasts web site is customized with information relative to Alabama, including categories such as "Before the Storm", "During the Storm", "After the Storm", and "Funding." The accompanying professional networking site, StormSmart Connect, allows local decision makers to share information with one another through profiles, groups, and forums.