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LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting, Thurs. Oct 18th

LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting

 Thursday, Oct 18, 2012

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Guest Speaker: Dr. Scott L. Douglass, PE, DCE, Univ. South Alabama

 

Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, October 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.  USA Professor of Civil Engineering, Dr. Scott L. Douglass will discuss a research project about to begin at Lagoon Pass titled– “Monitoring the Coastal Process of Lagoon Pass.”  His talk will provide a Lagoon Pass overview and history, motivation and relevance for this project, a monitoring plan, and a modeling analysis plan.  Dr. Douglass and Dr. Brett Webb, also with USA Department of Civil Engineering, recently received approval and funding from ALDOT for the two year project which will involve faculty as well as graduate students with USA.  A primary focus of the 2-year research project will be to collect the data required to evaluate the interactions between the pass dynamics and the littoral system including the down drift beaches. The field data collection around the pass and throughout the lagoon will include the use of the USA JagSki.  The JagSki is a state-of-the-art research vessel built by Dr. Webb – a personal watercraft outfitted for bathymetric surveying, multi-parameter water quality sampling and sophisticated water velocity measurements in the challenging shallow estuarine and surf-zone environments.

 

 

Other topics to be discussed following our guest speaker include:

            1) Little Lagoon Pass-Vince Calametti, DE, Mobile ALDOT will be available

             for questions concerning bridge replacement and pass redesign project

            2) LLPS Water Quality Monitoring Group future plans

            3)Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) status

            4) GAPC status

            5) Alabama Water Agencies Working Group (AWAWG)

            6) Website Movie

            7) LLPS Annual elections

            8) Treasurer’s Report

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.

 

 


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