Invasive Species Removal
Invasive species often make their way into our coastal area due to Mobile's status as an international port city. These species often disrupt our coastal ecosystem and upset the natural balance of life in our coastal region. To preserve this delicate balance, we work to ensure that invasive species are removed while native species thrive. In this way, we are also preserving our coastal way of life.
In 2012, the Alabama Coastal Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the Alabama State Lands Division along with dedicated volunteers from Holcim Engineering took part in a restoration project on Mon Luis Island. This restoration project included an intensive cleanup as well as the removal of the invasive species- The Chinese Privet.
Over 50 volunteers worked to restore and beautify the Kuppersmith Tract, which is protected under the Forever Wild Land Trust. This land is protected and preserved by environmentally-oriented legislation in Alabama and by looking out for the the native species, we are also looking out for our investment in keeping Alabama's protected lands beautiful.
The Forever Wild Land Trust has purchased more than 227,000 acres of land for public use since it was established by constitutional amendment in 1992. Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust continues to work to expand the number of recreational areas available to the public, so that present and future generations can enjoy quality-of-life opportunities in the outdoors.