Join our team – Mobile, AL

The Osprey Initiative workers are pictured at the end of a pier under a bridge and overlooking the water. Some team members are on the pier and others are in boats. Bagged trash and litter are in front of the team.

Like working outside? Passionate about your local waterways and natural places? Want to do more to protect our natural places? This is the job for you!

Osprey adds three new Litter Gitter sites in Florida

Osprey Initiative is proud to announce new Litter Gitter sites to capture floating litter in waterways. The Osprey team installed three new Litter Gitters in south Florida. These new trash traps can be found floating at Archie Creek, Clam Bayou, and 16th Avenue Canal. Each of these sites are made possible through the EPA Trash […]

Join our team – Mobile, AL

Like working outside? Passionate about your local waterways and natural places?  Want to do more to protect our natural places?  Don’t mind getting dirty? January 26, 2021 – Osprey Initiative is hiring part-time field technicians to pick up litter on land and around the water in the Mobile, Alabama area. This effort is part of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Give Five: Louisiana

The Osprey Initiative team was up bright and early for a Give Five project to tackle a litter hotspot in Ponchatoula Creek in Wadesboro, Louisiana. Give Five is Osprey’s commitment to giving back five percent of our gross revenues to cleanups for those interested in what we do and sites where we have Litter Gitters. […]

Bham metro is now home to 7 “litter gitter” devices thanks to the Freshwater Land Trust and partners

Last week, the Freshwater Land Trust officially launched Project Litter Gitter, installing five new litter gitter devices in Birmingham (2), Bessemer Homewood and Vestavia Hills.    The project was made possible by a EPA’s Trash-Free Waters grant, that was recently awarded to Freshwater Land Trust and partners. Project Litter Gitter According to the Freshwater Land Trust, Litter gitters are in-stream […]

Homewood installs Litter Gitter after delay due to COVID-19

Don Bates ties a knot in the rope as he connects the line of buoys to the caged floatation device of the Litter Gitter during the installation of the device in Griffin Brook along Broadway Street in Homewood on May 27. Photo credit: Erin Nelson The first Homewood Litter Gitter was installed May 27 in […]

A new solution to litter: the Trash Stash

Introducing a new solution to litter on roadways At Osprey Initiative, we’re committed to not only removing litter from our waterways, but also finding sources of litter to develop sustainable solutions. We’re proud to offer the newest solution to preventing trash and debris from making it onto our roads and into nature. Every day, trash […]

Pure River Plastic Recycling Drop-Off

How much litter are we removing from our waters? See for yourself! We delivered over 40 super sacks of pure river plastic to the Mobile County Recycling Center to be baled and shipped to a specialty materials client in New Jersey. All of these bottles came straight out of rivers during our cleanups over the […]

Great Parks installs “Litter Gitter” to reduce waste in Winton Woods Lake

View video story here. SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKRC) – There is a new way to clean a popular local lake, and it has a pretty catchy name. Crews from Great Parks of Hamilton County and the Mill Creek Alliance installed the Litter Gitter on Winton Woods Lake. It will grab trash from the west fork […]

Homewood installs “litter gitter” in Griffin Brook

The City of Homewood installed a “litter gitter” device in Griffin Brook today near the intersection of Broadway Street and Redfern Street.   Homewood is working with Osprey Initiative, Freshwater Land Trust, and the Cahaba Riverkeeper to create a plan for cleaner local waterways.   Litter gitters are in-stream trash collection devices used to intercept floating litter from stormwater runoff. In addition to installing and […]

Give Five cleanup removes 3,000 pounds of trash

A recent cleanup led by Osprey Initiative’s field operations leader, Sam Eubanks, yielded over 3,000 pounds of trash removed from the Moody Canal drainage ditch in Homestead, Florida. The cleanup took place with two volunteers, once a week, over the course of four weeks and was part of the company’s Give Five program – a […]

Homewood purchases “Litter Gitter” device to improve beloved creeks

Click here to view the video. HOMEWOOD, Ala. —After The Freshwater Land Trust obtained a grant for Homewood to purchase a device called “Litter Gitter” to collect trash in Griffin Creek without disturbing wildlife, the City of Homewood is happy to announce it is active. Watch the video above for information on how it works […]

EPA Administrator Wheeler Continues Atlanta Trip at Proctor Creek Trash Trap

Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler continued his swing through Atlanta. He kicked off his day with a visit to EPA’s Region 4 Headquarters, where he spoke to regional employees at an All Hands meeting. During the meeting, he thanked employees for the crucial work they have been doing despite the […]

What is a Litter Gitter?

The Litter Gitter is more than a catchy name – it’s a device that’s changing the way we tackle the challenges posed by litter in our waters. When it rains, stormwater runoff flows into drains and pipes that feed into our creeks and lakes, carrying with it litter and other types of pollution that degrade […]

Litter Walk Challenge – Printable PDF

How can you pass the time at home, while still practicing the current social distancing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)? A litter challenge scavenger hunt! Our team members and partners are known for going on litter walks and pickups, so we created this list to make neighborhood walks interactive and help keep […]

Litter Gitter for cleaner streams

The City of Charlotte announced a pilot program to collect and remove litter from waterways in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area using devices called Litter Gitters. The devices are small, stream litter collection devices used to intercept floating debris from storm water runoff. Partnering with the city on the project are Mecklenburg County, Envision Charlotte, Coca-Cola Consolidated, […]

Metal ‘Litter Gitter’ cages will catch litter as it flows down Mill Creek

CINCINNATI — A few years ago, the Mill Creek was named one of the most endangered waterways in the nation because of pollution. “The amount of recyclable material and trash and just sort of everyday household waste material getting into the stream is a huge problem,” said Dave Schmitt, executive director of the Mill Creek […]

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 funded by […]

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 […]

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 […]

Litter Free Mardi Gras project removes legacy litter in One Mile Creek

Team Osprey had a great time with our Mobile Baykeeper friends on Earth Day. This portion of the Litter Free Mardi Gras project has created a significant impact in removing decades of legacy litter in the One Mile Creek watershed that drains downtown Mobile, AL! Together with the Mobile Baykeeper team, we collected and removed 78 bags […]

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 […]