IN THIS WEEK’S RUNDOWN – Stormwater System Improvements, Trash Blows, and ronald Mcdonald house

If you guys see some work being done on our manholes, don’t be alarmed. It’s part of an extensive stormwater mapping project being funded through the federal RESTORE Act.

This is going to help us understand and assess better the stormwater infrastructure of our city.

Because Mobile is more than 300 years old, there are some features of our stormwater system that aren’t accurately mapped out or updated.

Did you know that motorists generate 53 percent of all the litter that is found along U.S. roadways every year?

Partners for Environmental Progress (PEP) and the city are working together to reduce the amount of litter caused by trash blowing out of pick-up trucks.

The goal is to educate local businesses and truck owners about the environmental and economic impacts that unsecured truck trash can have when it blows onto our roads and into our waterways.

A Few Of This Week’s Events

07/14: Viewing The Summer Sky At Bellingrath Gardens And Home
Wednesday @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Bellingrath Gardens
Join us for an evening astronomy program led by members of the University of South Alabama Department of Physics. After an introductory presentation, guests will walk to the Great Lawn to view planets and constellations, weather permitting. 

07/15: Sweet Summer Series: Weekly Pop-Up Performances
Friday @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Cathedral Square
Join us every Thursday of the summer for the Sweet Summer Series! Each week will feature a local performance group for a free event in Cathedral Square. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, takeout from a local downtown restaurant, and your friends and family!

07/16-18: The 88th Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
Friday – Sunday @ 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Site
HOME OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST FISHING TOURNAMENT The Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo, a Project of the Mobile Jaycees, is the largest fishing tournament in the world.

07/17: Market in the Park – Saturdays in Cathedral Square
Friday @ 06:00 pm, Cathedral Square park
Shop local for fresh fruits, vegetables, seafood, baked goods, jams/jellies, original art, decor, and more in Cathedral Square on Saturdays, May 8th – July 17th, from 7:30 am -noon. The City of Mobile Parks and Recreation Department partners with the Mobile Arts Council to produce the Market in the Park in Cathedral Square

Check out our event page for more details!

Do Some Good Mobile

The 2021 Do Some Good Mobile Magazine is out. You’ll find it at local businesses or your favorite non-profit organization. You can also read the digital version by clicking here. We’re also starting an interview series with the organizations featured in this year’s magazine. Watch the lastest interview here or Watch and Listen below.

Businesses to Check Out

New Year, New Gear! Shop ZYIA to get all your activewear for your fitness routines and soccer mom errands in everyday athleisure style.

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