More than 2,000 Pounds of Trash Collected in Charlotte Rivers

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – About a year ago the city of Charlotte received a device to help collect trash from the rivers. A “Litter Gitter” is a floating collection device that helps stop trash from flowing further downriver. Once a week, the engagement manager for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation, Greg Nance, comes out to the creeks […]

Osprey partners to serve in MLK Day of Service

Part of the trash and recycling gathered by volunteers and the Osprey Initiative team in 2020. Osprey Initiative is proud to serve again as a sponsor for the MLK Day of Service on Saturday, January 16, 2021. This event is spearheaded by Mobile United’s Natural Resources Committee. Once again, efforts will be focused on cleaning up […]

Litter Gitter installed in Trussville’s Pinchgut Creek

A new device has been installed in Pinchgut Creek, in Trussville, and the purpose is to help keep the waterway clean. The “Litter Gitter” is one of 10 across Jefferson County. The device in Trussville was funded by the Jefferson County Department of Health, which also funded a device in Brighton. The Litter Gitter will […]

Parish tackles uphill battle against litter

Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful and Osprey Initiative recently sponsored a litter cleanup in the Manchac area to tackle a place that continues to be treated like a dumping site. Eight volunteers, including Councilwomen Kim Coates and Brigette Delatte Hyde, picked up 135 bags of trash, a commode and a motor on the low road. “Overall it […]

Products with Purpose

Osprey merchandise is here! We’re excited to expand the Osprey Initiative product line to now include merchandise. You can now show your support for sustainable environmental solutions – by wearing it! This new line of wearable products includes favorites like our Osprey hat, featuring the Osprey logo patch and American flag on the side. We […]

Above the Waterline: Finding solutions to keep our waterways clean

Trash can be a galvanizing topic for most people, especially river and nature lovers. We are disgusted at the sight of the plastic bottles and bags, single-use products, Styrofoam, and balls of every sort that float in the water—moving from one riverbank to another on voyages downstream or sinking to the river bottom. Most of […]

Osprey featured on Conservation Coalition Podcast

The Conservation Coalition recently rolled into Mobile, AL to feature Osprey Initiative on their podcast, the Electric Election Roadtrip Podcast. This series of interviews focuses on showcasing local solutions to environmental issues that affect us all, regardless of your political affiliation or choice at the polls this year. These inspiring stories come from places you would […]

New litter traps keep plastic bags, bottles, diapers out of Birmingham waterways

At a massive culvert under 7th Street North in Birmingham, the underground springs flowing beneath the city’s downtown corridor emerge to see the light of day, becoming Valley Creek, a major tributary of the Black Warrior River. For years it was one of the most heavily littered spots in the city, as thousands of bottles, […]

Parish cleanup despite weather

TEAM EFFORT – Major trash was cleared from areas near Ponchatoula like the sites seen here thanks to an effort from DSLD Homes partnering with Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful. Photo by Ginger Tasetet. South Tangipahoa Parish got a little more beautiful Saturday. DSLD Homes and Keep Tangipahoa Beautiful worked together for the litter cleanup Saturday on […]

Parish installs second litter device

Waterway cleanup has become a focus in Tangipahoa Parish. Tangipahoa Parish Government installed its second Litter Gitter on Saturday. DSLD sponsored the installation of this device at Selsers Creek, where it will remain for 12 months, catching litter on the creek from all the tribulations from the Hammond Airport flowing south. The Litter Gitter, an […]