Little Lagoon Preservation Society News
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting-Tues., July 19, 2011
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Guest Speakers: ALDOT Design Engineer Don Powell, COGS Public Works Director Mark Acreman, DCNR Director Marine Resources Chris Blankenship, and State Representative Steve McMillan
Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting Tuesday, July 19, 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. Featured guest speakers will be: ,
Don Powell, Design Engineer, ALDOT (10-15 min.)
- Environmental study by ALDOT
- Possible changes to court order needed for pass redesign
- Update, design plans for new bridge and redesigned pass
- Traffic plans during construction
- Latest timing estimates
- Mark Acreman, Public Works Director, City of Gulf Shores (10-15 min.)
- Preparation for protection of Callaway and Ivan passes in the event of tropical storms/hurricanes in the Gulf
- Removal of oil pads in the waters along our beaches
- Removal of tar residue from the beach, Ivan Pass and flood shoal on Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
3. Chris Blankenship, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Director Marine Resources Division, and State Rep. Steve McMillan (10-15 min.)
- Brief summary of current regulations
- Brief summary and recent history, commercial crabbing in Lagoon
- McMillan-summary of proposed legislation to eliminate commercial crabbing in Lagoon
- Blankenship-summary of recent DCNR resource and commercial crabbing investigations
Other topics to be discussed following our guest speaker include: 1) Geographic Area of Particular Concern (GAPC) update, 2) National Resource Damage Assessment (NRDA) update, 3) LLPS weather station update, 4) Website update, and, 5) Financial update.
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”.