100-1000 Restore Coastal Alabama Partnership
The 100-1000 Restore Coastal Alabama Partnership is a collaboration between organizations along the Alabama Gulf Coast who share the goal of building 100 miles of oyster reefs and to cultivate 1,000 acres of marsh grass throughout coastal Alabama.
The partnership consists of four administrative organizations: Alabama Coastal Foundation, Mobile Baykeeper, The Nature Conservancy, and The Ocean Foundation.
The partnership brings together more than 40 private sector, state and federal agencies who collaborate on efforts toward community resiliency through economic and environmental restoration and sustainability. In addition, the 100-1000 Partnership works with community volunteers to help create awareness for sustainable, scientifically sound solutions to the problems confronting our coast.
In 2011, the 100-1000 Partnership worked at Helen Wood Park to place several miles of living shoreline as well as plant trees, shrubs, remove invasive species, and beautify the park space.
In 2012, they joined with local Grasses for Classes programs to plant native species Spartina and Juncus on private properties down Ft. Morgan Road in Baldwin County and coordinated volunteers and Holcim Engineering to continue beautifying Helen Wood Park.
In 2013, the 100-1000 Partnership created a living shoreline at Pelican Point, AL. The living shoreline protects the adjacent shoreline from erosion, helping to increase land area and property values, and enhances habitats for fish, shellfish and birds, providing opportunities for fishing, bird watching and sightseeing from land, kayak or boat.
Thank you to the over 900 volunteers that made Pelican Point possible!
These oyster castles provide protection to our shorelines and great habitat for birds, fish and many other creatures.
Thank you to Boat People SOS for coming out that day in April and helping to serve food and keep everyone hydrated!
Grass Plantings at Ft. Morgan
Marsh plantings at Ft. Morgan
Marsh grass plantings at Ft. Morgan- go Kandice!