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Tuesday, February 18, 2003

Matt Darring is doing a terrific job organizing our participation in the Derelict Crab Trap Removal Program, and he is calling for MORE PARTICIPANTS with the following message to all club members:

Derelict Crab Trap Removal, March 15, 2003

The MBCAKC is going to help out with the crab trap clean up next month. What they need us to do is to help the people in the power boats. We will work as satellites going into the shallower waters that power boats can't get into. We'll attach lines to the traps, and bring the lines back to the power boats, which will then haul them in.

How this is going to work is that you email or call me to tell me that you want to volunteer. You can help out in a kayak/canoe as noted before, or on shore at the dumpster, or on a power boat. When you contact me just tell me which of the sites you would like to work at. The sites are as follows: Bayou La Batre, Dauphin Island, Fowl River, Dog River, Texaco on the causeway, Meaher State Park, Fairhope Yacht Club, Weeks Bay, Oyster Bay, Ft. Morgan, Little Lagoon, and Wolf Bay. Our help is needed at all the clean up sites.

I am compiling a list for each site. I will give the names and contact info of all the volunteers to the organization that is heading each clean up site. I will also let you know how to get to the exact dumpster sites, and the names of other volunteers I know who are working that site.

The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and Alabama Marine Resources Department are very impressed with our enthusiasm to help. Let's show them how awesome we really are. I already have several volunteers, and I would love to get many more. I have contacted (or going to contact) other clubs including the Sierra Club, Sea Scouts, Mobile Bay Watch, Alabama School of Math and Sciences,and the environmental clubs at both Universities. If anybody has any suggestions about other groups I should ask to help, please let me know. If you have any other questions about the clean up, email me at iama@backpacker.com, or call me at 343-1196(h) 341-1712(w).

Thanks,
Matt Darring