Web Site Mobile Baykeeper is a nonprofit environmental group with over 4,000 members, all with a common interest in preserving and protecting the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed. Our priorities are clean water, clean air and healthy people along with responsible government and a healthy economy.
Mobile Baykeeper formed in 1997 as West Bay Watch when a group of concerned citizens joined forces to fight the construction of a chemical facility at the Theodore Industrial Park, along Mobile Bay’s western shore. In 1998 the volunteers expanded their mission, changing the name of the organization to Mobile Bay Watch, Inc. The group also applied for and received its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Since September of 1999, Mobile Baykeeper (previously Mobile Bay Watch, Inc.) has been affiliated with the Imageinternational organization, Waterkeeper Alliance. The Alliance’s mission of championing clean water and protecting the watershed’s communities, ecosystems, and water quality fit well with MBW’s mission of providing citizens the means to protect the beauty, health and heritage of the Mobile Bay watershed.
Since the Mobile Bay watershed covers 2/3rds of the state of Alabama, our work is statewide. There are over 200 rivers, bays, bayous, creeks, inlets and sloughs associated with the fourth largest drainage basin in North America. Therefore Mobile Baykeeper works in partnership with federal, state, and local groups, including government agencies, businesses, and other non-profits.