Partner Spotlight: Mobile Bay National Estuary Program

The work we do wouldn’t be possible without the support of our community partners. Who are these partners and what do they do? We’re glad you asked! Learn more about our partner, Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (Mobile Bay NEP), below.     WHO: Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (Mobile Bay NEP). This group was administered through and […]

Freshwater Land Trust installs “Litter Gitter” at Valley Creek

We all know litter is bad for the environment, yet it continues to be a problem. Last week, Freshwater Land Trust, Osprey Initiative, River Network and the City of Birmingham installed a “Litter Gitter” in Valley Creek to help with the issue.  What’s a Litter Gitter? A Litter Gitter is an in-stream litter collection device. It’s a […]

Community partners join to install Litter Gitters in Atlanta

Data collected from this system will aid in determining sources and solutions to downstream litter flow. The City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management recently supported the installation of Osprey Initiative’s Litter Gitters throughout the Proctor Creek Community. This effort is made possible through the support of multiple organizations. The Coca-Cola Company, the National Recreation […]

Tackling Litter with New Law, Coastal Cleanup, Litter Gitter

Very few things irritate me more than litter, especially when the litterbugs toss their trash on public land or in public waterways. The Conservation Enforcement Officers at the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) are in a constant battle to deal with litter on public lands and waterways. Hopefully, a new law sponsored […]

Over 300 pounds of litter recycled from Alabama Coastal Cleanup

For the fourth year in a row, members of the Osprey Initiative team participated in the Alabama Coastal Cleanup efforts on Saturday, September 21st. Four employees and two volunteers were on the Osprey team, who coordinated the recycling for all 28 sites of the cleanup. The team started at 6:30 a.m. and completed the last […]

Coca-Cola installs first ‘Litter Gitter’ system in southwest Atlanta

Coca-Cola has made another move that could help steer the company away from its current label of “world’s worst plastic polluter.” The Atlanta-based beverage giant on Thursday installed the first of six trash trap systems in southwest Atlanta, on Proctor Creek, a tributary of the Chattahoochee River, built to collect downstream litter. These “Litter Gitter” and “Bandalong” […]

Litter Gitter data driving sustainable solutions in Dog River

Dog River Clearwater Revival is a grassroots movement that began in 1994 and quickly developed into a full-fledged 501(c)3 nonprofit with the mission of improving the water quality of the Dog River Watershed. Together with the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program, Litter Gitters were installed over time in three locations across Dog River. Our groups […]

Cleaning Mobile – Together!

Friends from Groundwork Atlanta, the City of Atlanta, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, and U.S. EPA Region 4 were in town last week to learn about projects transforming the Three Mile Creek Watershed from a community liability into a community amenity. The Osprey Initiative team shared our approach to tackling the global challenge of litter using […]

EPA Trash Free Waters program showing progress in Bolton Branch

The Litter Gitters are taking care of business in Bolton Branch in the Dog River watershed in Mobile, Alabama! These devices were installed as part of our EPA Trash Free Waters program with the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program. Installation is only one component of the Litter Gitter system – the Osprey Initiative team also maintains […]