Bays and Bayous abstract deadline extended

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2018 Alabama-Mississippi Bays and Bayous Symposium has been extended until Sept. 14. The symposium will take place Nov. 28-29 in Mobile, Alabama, and its theme is “Navigating Waves of Change.” Scientists, resource managers, elected officials or agency representatives, community action group members, industry representatives and others are invited to…

Innovative national conference to explore how communities solve waterfront challenges

As urban, commercial, and rural waterfronts across the U.S. face challenges to their continued existence and development, community leaders are increasingly finding solutions by listening, learning and interacting with each other. That’s the impetus behind the National Working Waterfronts and Waterways Symposium, which runs this year from Nov.16-19 in Tampa, Fla. It’s the only conference…

O’Keefe to facilitate Alabama Working Waterfront Coalition, coordinate exhibit

The Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium and Auburn University Marine Extension and Research Center welcome Kristen O’Keefe in her new role as a coastal community development specialist. Working with the Alabama Working Waterfront Coalition, O’Keefe will help facilitate coalition meetings as the group works to support recreational and commercial water access and businesses that rely on…