Davenport looking for spring cleanup volunteers

Last summer, Davenport participated in a pilot project to install four “litter gitters” in creeks that would catch garbage and record data to figure out the biggest litter sources and locations.

Ten acres of litter removed from Burden wetland

Osprey will work with the LSU AgCenter and Tricoeur Engineering Services to determine where to strategically place different devices to test their efficiency in catching litter before it flows into the Burden wetland.

Nearly $1M cleanup effort includes Burden Museum and Gardens pit 

Gov. John Bel Edwards, Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser, Mayor Sharon Weston Broome and LSU officials today announced federal and state funding for the first phase of the cleanup of a borrow pit at Burden Museum and Gardens that has been collecting trash from stormwater for decades. 

City of Mobile: Osprey Initiative

Under their new contract, Osprey will be maintaining twelve “litter gitters” to trap trash and debris on the surface of various waterways and the City’s large Bandalong Litter Trap in Eslava Creek.

‘Litter Gitter’ device installed in Buck Creek Park

ALABASTER — A litter control device known as a “Litter Gitter” was installed in a section of Buck Creek within Alabaster’s Buck Creek Park on Friday, March 11 and will help reduce litter in area waterways. Made possible through an EPA Trash-Free Waters grant awarded through the Freshwater Land Trust in spring 2020, the Litter Gitter […]

Ogeechee Riverkeeper working to protect the Vernon River from litter

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) in partnership with The City of Savannah, has recently overseen the installation of two litter booms in the Chippewa and Harmon canals. Designed and installed by Osprey Initiative, the booms are floating barriers that trap litter, such as plastic bottles from moving downstream. The booms were purchased thanks to a grant from […]

Fairhope considering litter trap to combat trash in waterways

The city of Fairhope is considering purchasing a litter trap similar to the ones used along some waterways in Mobile. The city’s environmental team has identified a problem spot where a detention pond collects trash along with runoff. “It really can become a bit of a nuisance, particularly after a big rain or a big […]

Fairhope taking proactive approach to litter problem

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (WPMI) — Fairhope city officials are hoping to get ahead of the problem as environmental concerns mount in one of Baldwin County’s fastest growing cities. It’s all about that trash you see on the side of the road and other trash that’s carelessly thrown out by so many people. To some it may not […]