RE-ISSUANCE Notice to Contractors-Twelve Mile Creek Headwaters

NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS OF RE-ISSUANCE OF REQUEST FOR BIDS:

Sealed proposals will be received by Dauphin Island Sea Lab / Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP), Attention Roberta Swann, 118 North Royal St. Suite 601, Mobile, AL 36602 on February 4th, 2021, until 3:00 PM (CDT), for: 12 Mile Creek Headwater Restoration Project Mobile, AL
at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. A cashier’s check or bid bond payable to Dauphin Island Sea Lab / Mobile Bay National Estuary Program in an amount not less than five (5) percent of the amount of the bid, but in no event more than $10,000, must accompany the bidder’s proposal. Performance and Payment Bonds and evidence of insurance required in the bid documents will be required at the signing of the Contract. The work consists of implementing a stream restoration project in the headwaters of 12 Mile Creek in Mobile, AL along an approximately 1,800-foot-long reach between Dickens Ferry and Foreman Road. Electronic PDF sets of Bid Documents will be available free of charge and can be obtained from the Engineer by emailing Ryan Stokes
at: Ryan.T.Stokes@stantec.com (Office: 828-229-8447, Mobile: 307-258-3357). A download link will be provided.
Printed copies of the Bid Documents may be obtained from the Engineer for a fee of $150.00 per set. Bid Documents will be available by contacting Engineer’s Office: Ryan Stokes, PE, 56 College Street, Suite 201, Asheville, NC, 28801-2848
Requests for printed Bid Documents shall include a check made payable to “Stantec Consulting Services” along with mailing address, street address, telephone/fax number, and contact (including e-mail address).

A Mandatory Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting will be conducted on January 19, 2021 at 10:00 AM (CDT). Bidders not in attendance at the Pre-Bid Virtual Meeting will not be allowed to submit a bid for the construction of the project. Bidders must request an invitation to the Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting by sending an email to Carl.Ferraro@Stantec.com, with the subject line referencing “12 Mile Creek Pre-Bid Meeting”. An invitation to the Virtual Pre-Bid Meeting, including a meeting link and call-in phone number, will be sent.
Bidders may request a site visit with the Owner by contacting Christian Miller at cmiller@mobilebaynep.com (Phone: 251-459-8871). Requests for a site visit must be submitted by 5:00 PM Central Time, January 22, 2021. Site visits with the Owner must take place during normal business hours during the week of January 25-29th, 2021. Bids must be submitted on proposal forms furnished by the Engineer or copies thereof. All bidders bidding in amounts exceeding that established by the State Licensing Board for General Contractors must be licensed under the provisions of Title 34, Chapter 8, Code of Alabama, 1975, and must show evidence of license before bidding or bid will not be received or considered by the Engineer; the bidder shall show such evidence by clearly displaying his or her current license number on the outside of the sealed envelope in which the proposal is delivered. The Owner reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive technical errors if, in the Owner’s judgment, the best interests of the Owner will thereby be promoted. END OF DOCUMENT

Posted on 12/21/20 at 12:00 AM Permalink

Restoration Team Update

Want to know how COVID 19 has affected MBNEP's work?

From Comprehensive Watershed Planning; to shore, stream, and wetland restoration; to invasive species management; to waterborne litter and trash eradication; Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is demonstrating resilience in action, keeping all our programs alive and thriving.

Updates include:

  • Watershed Management Planning
  • Three Mile Creek: Twelve Mile Creek Restoration
  • Langan Park Lake: Invasive Species Eradication
  • Litter Abatement Programs
  • Litter Gitter Gap Funding
  • Prichard Rain Barrels
  • D’Olive Watershed Restoration
  • Deer River: Shoreline Stabilization/Marsh Protection
  • Mon Louis Island Northern Tip
  • Fowl River Restoration
  • Lower Fish River Restoration
Posted on 06/10/20 at 09:04 AM Permalink

AMNS Calvert Volunteers Pull Privet in Three Mile Creek

AM/NS Calvert Volunteers Pulled Hundreds of Prive Seadlings

AM/NS Calvert Volunteers Pulled Hundreds of Privet Seedlings along Three Mile Creek | Photo by MBNEP

Mobile Bay National Estuary Program is partnering with volunteers from the Associates Program at AM/NS Calvert to address the invasive species problem in the Three Mile Creek Watershed. February 14th, they were out on The University of South Alabama's campus to pull up Chinese privet seedlings.

This area was identified because the privet here is small enough to hand pull, and we wanted to tackle the issue now before it becomes a major problem. If unchecked the area could become a privet “monoculture,” choking out all the native plant species which belong there.

Privet, Or Ligustrum, was introduced to the country by the landscaping industry in 1852 for use as an ornamental shrub. It's now a big concern for some of the same reasons it was so popular back then! It is vigorous and adapted to grows really well in both wet and dry conditions. One of the biggest problems is when birds eat the berries, their droppings provide a perfect matrix for germination and growth. As the seeds are dispersed, new saplings are generated potentially miles away from the source.

The area where we are working has a well-established native plant community including sweetbay magnolia, Virginia sweetspire, and laurel cherry. Without having to compete with invasives, natives will thrive and enhance the entire ecosystem, which depends on the food, habitat, and other services they provide.

MBNEP is very grateful to AM/NS Calvert stewards for their long-term commitment to the environment and for committing to spend one day a month volunteering as an important part of the much larger effort to manage invasive species within the watershed.

We are in need of volunteer groups to help with a variety of programs. If your group or team is interested in protecting and restoring our area waters, please get in touch with us!

Three Mile Creek Watershed Invasive Species Control Plan (PDF, 9.2MB)

Posted on 02/14/20 at 12:54 PM Permalink

Three Mile Creek - Invasive Species Control Plan

Total Invasive Species Coverage

THREE MILE CREEK WATERSHED
Invasive Species Control Plan

Download Report (PDF, 8.9MB)

Three Mile Creek is a tributary of the Mobile River and drains approximately 30.1 sq. mi. through a mix of residential, commercial, industrial, and undeveloped sections of Mobile and Prichard, Alabama. The area includes habitat-rich wooded wetlands supporting a broad diversity of freshwater, estuarine, and marine species, along with highly urbanized areas.

Competition among species is a natural part of any ecosystem, but introduction of exotic species can disrupt intricate balances and relationships evolved over thousands of years among native species and their communities. These invasions often cause a loss of biological diversity within both the plant and animal communities (Vitousek 1990). To prevent this loss of biological diversity and improve water quality, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program requested development of an Invasive Species Control Plan for the Watershed.

The purpose of this Invasive Species Control Plan is to remove or control invasive plant and animal species within the Three Mile Creek Watershed, based upon available and survey data.

In order to provide a quantitative evaluation of invasive species within the Three Mile Creek Watershed, the Team used a plot-based sampling design to document invasive and native species and their locations within major waterway corridors. Spring and fall field surveys were completed to coincide with peak visibility of target species and to maximize positive identification through flowers or other diagnostic features.

The surveyed waterways included the entire run of the main channel of Three Mile Creek, extending from its headwaters downstream to approximately 1 km from the confluence with the Mobile River. A total of 368 sites were sample and equaled an area of 304,200 m2 (75.2 acres), or approximately 9.3% of the riparian area of the Three Mile Creek Watershed (810 acres).

From the survey, a total of 43 invasive plant species and two invasive animal species were quantified within the Three Mile Creek Watershed during the two sampling events. The five invasive plant species most frequently observed in the plots on a presence/absence basis were Chinese tallow tree, alligatorweed, Chinese privet, cogongrass, and Japanese climbing fern. The most prevalent invasive animal observed was the island apple snail.

From this data, watershed-wide and species-specific control applications were developed to control invasive species within the Three Mile Creek Watershed. The plan is broken into eight key areas for implementation and should be followed as listed below.

  1. Obtain access to large parcels within the Watershed for invasive control efforts
  2. Strategy 1. Manage and protect existing intact native communities
  3. Strategy 2. Target high or moderate density non-native invasive communities
  4. Strategy 3. Continue and expand island apple snail removals
  5. Use budgeting tool and species location maps to prioritize site selection
  6. Reestablish native plant communities in riparian areas
  7. Continue monitoring the Watershed to detect new invasive species while they are present in low numbers
  8. Conduct community outreach regarding invasive species detection and control

Download Full Report (PDF, 8.9MB)

Posted on 05/15/19 at 08:34 PM Permalink

The Difference Mobile’s Litter Patrol is Making

REALITY CHECK: The difference Mobile's litter patrol is making

Angela Pompey May, is making a big impact with the City of Mobile, supervising The Litter Crew. We first met Angela in 2011 as we planned Clean the Bottom. She was our educator, with a real familiarity of the topic and areas effected, making us laugh and keeping us on target while planning this event.

Read more about Mobile's Litter Patrol on MyNBC.com

Posted on 03/13/19 at 03:28 PM Permalink

Three Mile Creek Upcoming Community Listening Sessions

The City of Mobile invites you to the Three Mile Creek Greenway Community Listening Sessions held on Tuesday, January 29, Wednesday, January 30, or Thursday, January 31 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

Make plans to attend and review the Conceptual Design Plan for the Greenway Trail design presented as part of the Community Listening Sessions. You are invited to actively engage and voice your opinion on the design components of the Three Mile Creek Greenway. Don't miss your opportunity to share your ideas - reserve your spot now! Reservations encouraged, but not required. Everyone is invited!

Tuesday, January 29
Dumas Wesley Community Center
126 Mobile Street
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wednesday, January 30
Mobile Museum of Art
4850 Museum Dr
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm  

Thursday, January 31
Ashland Place United Methodist Church
115 Wisteria Ave
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Register Now 

Posted on 01/22/19 at 12:37 PM Permalink

Launch of 3MC Partnership

3MC held a public announcement of the Private/Public partnership to support the development of the Mobile Greenway Trail.

3MC Partnership is a coalition of volunteers working to bring people together around the vision of creating a transformational corridor of renewal in the Three Mile Creek watershed in Mobile, AL. 3MC Partnership works  with the City of Mobile and private sector stakeholders to support the development of the Mobile Greenway Trail and amenities, neighborhood renewal and development in the Three Mile Creek corridor, and the creation of a more usable waterway through the environmental restoration of Three Mile Creek. 

Vision: Create a transformational corridor of renewal in the Three Mile Creek watershed.

Leadership

  • Mike Rogers, Chairman
  • Warren Greene, Vice Chairman
  • Jacquitta Powell Green, At Large
  • Chris Lee, At Large
  • Michelle Rumpf, At Large
  • Bill Sisson, At Large
  • Sarah Stashak, Fundraising
  • Roberta Swann, Watershed Restoration

Visit their website for more info

Posted on 05/09/18 at 05:28 PM Permalink

ALDOT Three Mile Creek Grant

The Alabama Department of Transportation is awarding the City of Mobile $555,092 to lengthen the existing Three Mile Creek Greenway westward to the University of South Alabama Medical Center, the city announced Friday.

Posted on 04/27/18 at 05:37 PM Permalink

2018 MLK Day of Service Cleanup

Posted on 01/20/18 at 11:21 AM Permalink