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.

New abatement project to help clean up Mile Branch, Tchefuncte River

There will soon be a demonstration project to control litter in Mile Branch, one of Covington’s major streams flowing into the Tchefuncte River, thanks to a new Healthy Communities Grant awarded to Keep Covington Beautiful. The project will feature a litter boom that intercepts floating debris in Mile Branch near Pine View Middle School. The […]

Trash Free Waters Project to focus on cleaning up Jones, Carpenter and Pond creeks

Northwest Florida is home to a new estuary program whose mission is restoring and protecting the water quality and natural resources of the Pensacola and Perdido watersheds. The program, known as the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program, is using a $2 million grant to establish a comprehensive conservation management plan. PPBED received funding from the EPA […]

Waterways cleanups progress to Milton area

Northwest Florida is home to a new estuary program whose mission is restoring and protecting the water quality and natural resources of the Pensacola and Perdido watersheds. The program, known as the Pensacola and Perdido Bays Estuary Program, is using a $2 million grant to establish a comprehensive conservation management plan. PPBED received funding from the EPA […]

Toledo installs trash traps to keep Lake Erie clean

The goal is to catch the garbage before it can even reach the lake. TOLEDO, Ohio — The city of Toledo is installing seven trash capture devices in waterways within five miles of Lake Erie to catch debris before it even reaches the lake in an effort to keep the lake clean. “By the time […]

Litter-Gitter now collecting floatable waste in Fayetteville

A new device is helping to clean up floatable waste from Clear Creek in Fayetteville. The city, in partnership with the Osprey Initiative, the Illinois River Watershed Partnership, and others, have installed a ‘Litter-Gitter’ across a portion of the waterway to help collect floatable waste from the creek. The device, located on Clear Creek just […]

Clam Bayou’s New Litter Gitter

A cage-like device floating in Clam Bayou – dubbed “litter gitter” by scientists – has one job to do: report on the amount and types of waste in Florida waterways.  The Osprey Initiative team, in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, deployed Clam Bayou’s “litter gitter” on Tuesday, May 4 in an effort to […]

Litter Gitter grabs 2,000-plus pounds in year

Tangipahoa Parish Government has signed a contract to continue funding a Litter Gitter in Ponchatoula Creek for another six months using grant funds. Over the past year, one Litter Gitter has collected 208 pounds of debris and 743 pounds of litter from Ponchatoula Creek, allowing 213 pounds of litter to be recycled and another 530 […]

Talking litter with Midday Mobile

Sean Sullivan with FM Talk 1065 talked to Don Bates from Osprey Initiative about all things Litter Gitter.  They talk about how trash is making it into our waters, coordinating clean up of the watersheds with the city, and how weather events affect their work.

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 […]

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. […]

Preventing litter with the Trash Stash

We’re taking you behind-the-scenes to view our newest solution: the Trash Stash! These devices secure litter on any of your vehicles, whether it’s truck, boat, or bike. The best part? Each one is made by a member of the Osprey team AND 10% of the gross revenues fund future litter cleanups. Check out the video […]

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 […]