The Osprey Initiative team was proud to once again serve as the recycling partner for the 34th annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup.
Osprey Initiative, a Mobile-based environmental contractor, marked a major milestone recently – 100,000 pounds of floating litter removed from the waters.
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 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 […]
The Osprey team installed two new Litter Gitters along the Gulf Coast in Biloxi, Mississippi. The sites are Keegan Bayou and Bayou Auguste.
The Osprey team installed two new Litter Gitters in Arkansas at Little Osage Creek going into Osage Park and Clear Creek going into Lake Fayetteville.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our patented technology prevents the downstream flow of litter and collects data to determine the litter source.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]