Approximately 140 people turned out on February 24 and 26 to participate in workshops for Fowl River Forever, a watershed planning process for the Fowl River Watershed in Mobile County, Alabama. Participants learned about watershed planning and some of the scientific research bring conducted on the river’s water quality. They then had the chance to engage in group conversations about the future of the watershed and a mapping exercise where they identified strong and weak places in the area. Over 200 ideas were shared ranging from public education campaigns to reduce littering to low impact development (LID) practices to control erosion and sediment.
Ideas gathered from the public at the workshops will inform the plan, which is being further developed over the summer and is slated for completion in Fall 2015.