Volunteers from Alabama Power in the Mobile area recently teamed up with Airbus volunteers to contribute to the preservation of Alabama’s coastal waters during the annual Alabama Coastal Cleanup.
Members of the Alabama Power Service Organization (APSO) from the Mobile and Plant Barry chapters actively participated in the cleanup and also played a role as event sponsors. Collaborating with Airbus volunteers, they worked together to clean various sections of Meaher State Park in Spanish Fort and the Mobile Causeway.
This event, celebrated as the largest annual volunteer gathering in the state, has witnessed the participation of over 108,000 volunteers since Alabama’s integration into the International Coastal Cleanup initiative in 1987.
Numerous organizations, businesses, and individual volunteers came together for the cleanup on September 16th, spanning more than two dozen locations along the Gulf Coast and Mobile Bay. These sites encompassed neighborhoods, parks, riverbanks, and shorelines in Baldwin and Mobile counties.
APSO has consistently been a dedicated participant in the Coastal Cleanup, demonstrating its commitment to environmental stewardship.
Sara Taylor, a member of APSO who led the cleanup effort, expressed her passion for community service, saying, “I love to serve others in our community, and APSO provides an outlet for me to do just that. Keeping our hometown environment clean is one of the best ways I know to give back. There are so many needs right here in our community, and we all need each other. Being a member of APSO has afforded me the opportunity to join with others to do something good.”
Alabama Power, along with other partners in the Mobile area, will be embarking on a cleanup along the Mobile River from October 4th to 5th as part of the Renew Our Rivers campaign. Originating in 2000 with a community cleanup along the Coosa River, Renew Our Rivers has evolved into one of the Southeast’s most significant volunteer river cleanup initiatives. To stay updated on Renew Our Rivers and its cleanup schedule, visit site.
The Alabama Coastal Cleanup is organized in collaboration with the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources and Alabama People Against A Littered State (PALS). Recycling endeavors associated with the cleanup are coordinated with the assistance of the Osprey Initiative, a local environmental contractor.
For more insights into community volunteerism by Alabama Power employees and retirees, visit powerofgood.com. For comprehensive information on the company’s environmental stewardship initiatives, click here.