Boater’s guide to small oil spills available now

We hope many of you are taking advantage of the rising temperatures to enjoy time on the water. With that in mind, we have created a Gulf-wide guide on how to prepare for and respond to an accidental oil or fuel spill on your own vessel. These one-page fact sheets—printed on waterproof paper for on-board…

McDonald to coordinate Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program

After its 2016 pilot run, the Mississippi Oyster Gardening Program will open its first season in June with nine sites along the Coast. Justin McDonald has been hired to manage and grow the program, which organizes volunteers and the materials they need to grow oysters that will be used to restore reefs in the state….

Group recognizes Ocean Springs for climate resilience efforts

Members of the Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice honored the City of Ocean Springs on May 17 for its exemplary work in the field of climate adaptation planning and environmental resilience. Through a competitive process, group members voted for Ocean Springs to receive its 2017 Spirit of Community Award (in the community…

Carnahan, Collini recognized for climate, resilience efforts

The Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice selected Libby Carnahan, extension agent with Florida Sea Grant, and Renee Collini, coordinator for the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, as recipients of the 2017 Spirit of Community Award in the individual category. Each year the Climate and Resilience Community of Practice, an…

Innovative partnership to strengthen local communities against storms, floods

(MOBILE, Ala.) – The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Smart Home America are pleased to announce a new, first-of-its-kind partnership to increase wind and flood resilience across coastal Alabama and Mississippi. This agreement aligns the common missions of both organizations through a shared staff position Both organizations agreed to hire Henry (Hank) Hodde, a certified…

Turtles and Oil Spills Workshops Held

Experts united at Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville, Texas to talk about sea turtles and oil spills. Check this link for a local news report on the event, led by oil spill science specialist Chris Hale. Source: Turtles and Oil Spills Workshops Held

Planning for sustainable coastal economies

Tools, resources can help fisheries businesses create business plans and plan for resilience. Read more in Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant’s staff blog by Rusty Grice, oyster aquaculture business specialist. “Recently, I attended a seminar that was presented by agents from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System called F.A.R.M Outlook 2017 which stands for Farm Agribusiness Resource Management. The…