Little Lagoon Preservation Society News
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting, Thurs. Jan 17
LLPS Quarterly Membership Meeting
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Guest Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey W. Krause, Sr. Marine Scientist, DISL
Little Lagoon Preservation Society (LLPS) invites members and the general public to attend a quarterly membership meeting on Thursday, January 17, 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. Our guest speaker, Dr. Jeffrey W. Krause, is a recently appointed Phytoplankton Ecologist at DISL and will introduce himself to our membership, share some of his interests, some details of his new job, and possible areas of LLPS collaboration with DISL in the future.
Other topics to be discussed following our guest speaker include:
1) Little Lagoon Pass-Update on bridge construction (project slip?), pass re-engineering, and proposed Court Order dredging changes
2) GAPC Update- Stakeholder Identification by ADEM
3) Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA)- possible political problems with seismic survey/groundwater assessment
4) Website Update- DB update provided by DISL, work beginning on interactive map
5) Alabama Water Agencies Working Group (AWAWG)- LLPS formal comments available for review
6) LLPS Outreach 2013- Working group meeting planned
7) Treasurer’s Report
8)The South in Focus-Please visit our website or call Dennis for details on a Southern Environmental Law Center, USA and Baldwin County short films presentation in Mobile and Fairhope in late Jan. Film topics range from Tensaw Delta diversity to "fracking" in the Talladega National Forest.
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.