Little Lagoon Preservation Society News
***LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting, Thurs., April 18***
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Guest Speaker: Roberta Swann, Director, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program
"All Hands on Deck: A Plan to Preserve Mobile Bay’s Nationally Significant Estuary"
Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, April 18, 5:30 PM, at the Adult Activity Center in Gulf Shores. The first 30 minutes (5:30 to 6:00) is an opportunity to mingle and enjoy refreshments with LLPS members, officers, guest speakers, and the general public.
The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) is engaged in updating its Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan or CCMP to ensure the wise stewardshipof the water qualityand living resources of our estuarine waters, Roberta Swann, Director of the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, will give the audience an overview of the program, the results of the many different citizen input activities undertaken, and will provide an outline of the priority actions that will be included in the 2013-2018 CCMP.
Other topics to be discussed following our guest speaker include:
1) Little Lagoon Pass-Will review court order changes. Pass update, utility lines being put underground, construction should begin after July 4th.
2) GAPC Update- Moving slow. ADEM and DCNR conducting internal review.
3) NRDA Update-
4) Website Update- Beta DB and interactive map being tested now.
5) Water Quality Team- On our own now, new team members, looking for more.
The general public is invited to attend this event and encouraged to join our non-profit society. LLPS strives to: “Preserve and improve the quality of life on and around Little Lagoon by: 1) Endeavoring to assure that the quality of water in the Little Lagoon is maintained to the highest standards set by the appropriate State and Federal regulatory agencies and 2) Banding together as a group to influence items of interest or concern to the majority of the membership to include: a) Endeavoring to protect the lagoon and surrounding wetlands and wildlife habitat, and b) Monitoringlocal, state and federal governments as an advocate and watchdog group to influence matters that might impact Little Lagoon”. Please visit us at www.littlelagoon.org.