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LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting, Thursday, July 19th

LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting

 Thursday, July 19, 2011

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Guest Speaker: Christie Watford-Shannon, COGS Museum Administrator

"History of Little Lagoon Community in Gulf Shores, Alabama"

 

 

Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting Thursday, 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.  Christie Watford-Shannon, city of Gulf Shores Museum Administrator, will share with us a portrait and some details of the families who settled along the north shore of Little Lagoon during the 19th century.   "By 1900 there were 39 families living along the western Fort Morgan Peninsula.  Their survival depended upon fishing the Lagoon.  These families have remained vigilant in maintaining the ecological and social balance of the area.  They utilized the area to maintain large families constituting a larger Bon Secour community and Mobile Bay community.  Supplementing their farming lifestyle with fishing, timber, and salt mining, the community along the north side of Little Lagoon was able to ultimately grow into the small town tourist community of the present day, while maintaining the most important aspect of community, family, and friendship."

 

Other topics to be discussed following our guest speaker include:

                                                                                                       

1) Little Lagoon Pass-Vince Calametti of ALDOT and Mark Acreman of the City of Gulf Shores will give us an update on the dredging of the pass and the redesign/construction of the pass and the bridge.

2) GAPC-Nomination status report.

3) Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA)- Review of several LLPS proposed projects. 

4) Southern Environmental Law Center: Review of recent meeting with LLPS officers.

5) Website Update:  Review of progress on interactive data map for website.

6) Treasurer Report

The general public is invited to attend this event and encouraged to join our non-profit society.  Please visit us at www.littlelagoon.org.


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