August 26, 2022
MCHD to assist with Alabama Coastal Cleanup
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department (MCHD) has announced a partnership with the Alabama Coastal Foundation (ACF) to host the 35th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup. Leading the way for MCHD are its Health Equity Office, Environmental Health team, and Community Prevention Program staff.
Alabama started participating in the coastal cleanup back in 1987. Since that time, the project has removed approximately 1.7 million pounds of debris with the help of more than 105,000 volunteers. It is the largest annual volunteer event in Alabama.
To make this year’s Alabama Coastal Cleanup a success, MCHD staff continues to partner with northern and southern Mobile County city and community leaders, schools, churches, civic groups, and other similar organized groups.
The Alabama Coastal Cleanup will take place Saturday, September 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. The Health Equity Office will kick off the event on September 6 with more information for those who wish to participate.
MCHD and ACF community partners include the Town of Mount Vernon, the MOWA Band of Choctaw Indians, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Keep Mobile Beautiful campaign.
Cleanup Zone locations include Fowl River in Theodore, Three Mile Creek in Mobile, Dog River in Mobile, Big Creek Lake in Wilmer, and areas around Mount Vernon in northern Mobile County.
The Health Equity Office will provide MCHD clinics located within the Cleanup Zones an environmental support “Eco-Friendly Light Bulb” pin to be worn during the week of September 17. Pins will be issued to the site locations below:
• Keeler Memorial Building (Environmental Team & Executive Team),
• 605 Bel Air (Community Prevention Partners),
• Southwest Mobile Health Clinic,
• Eight Mile Health Clinic,
• North Mobile Health Clinic,
• Semmes Health Clinic.