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Africatown Boat Tour
July 10, 2015 @ 2:00 pmFree
Africatown CDC Hosts Boat Tour of Hog Bayou and Chickasabogue Wetlands
In partnership with the Africatown Community Development Corporation (ACDC), Mobile County Training School Alumni Association (MCTSAA), Mobile Branch of the NAACP, and MEJAC, Five Rivers Delta Safari will lead a tour identifying flora, fauna, and other natural features of the wetland system. Over 40 participants from partner organizations and Mobile City Planning staff will obtain a fresh look at a too-long abused wetland system.
Hog Bayou, which sits to the north of Africatown’s residential neighborhood, has been used as a source of food and recreation by Africatown residents since the community’s founding in 1860. Elders often recount how their relationship to the area defined significant portions of their youth.
Delta Safari regularly tours other areas of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, but this trip will be their first of its kind. Additional trips in the very near future are also being planned.
WHO: Africatown Community Development Corporation, Five Rivers Delta Safari, Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition, Mobile County Training School Alumni Association, Mobile Branch of the NAACP, City of Mobile neighborhood planning staff
WHAT: A boat tour of Africatown’s Hog Bayou wetland system
WHEN: Friday, July 10 @ 2pm
WHERE: Boat launches from Arthur Outlaw Mobile Convention Center, 1 S. Water St, Mobile, AL 36602.
For more information contact:
Joe Womack, Vice-Pres., Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition (MEJAC), 251.404.9558, firstname.lastname@example.org
Daryl Pogue, 404.396.7112, email@example.com
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