Welcome to WKRG’s “Mark Your Calendar” for Monday, April 8th, 2019. John Nodar welcomes Deb Foster and Tucker Deaton to talk about the 5th ANNUAL DOG RIVER MUD BOTTOM REVIVAL MUSIC FESTIVAL in Mobile.
Get ready for a fun afternoon created to raise awareness and funds for improving the water quality of Dog River and its tributaries. Music enthusiasts and river stewards annually look forward to this popular family event on the river to enjoy great musical entertainment. This year’s music lineup features The WILL KIMBROUGH BAND, the RED CLAY STRAYS and RYAN BALTHROP opening the show.
You are invited to bring coolers, picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy an afternoon of live music under a shaded oak-covered spot on the banks of beautiful Dog River. No pets are allowed. Motorboats are not allowed to tie off at property during duration of the event; however, boats may be anchored at the river’s edge. There will be food available for purchase from Smokin’ Gringos food truck and Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream.
The concert is Sunday, April 28, 2019, at a BRAND NEW LOCATION the end of Riviere Du Chien Road (3619 Riviere Du Chien Road) Tickets may be purchased for $25 each beginning February 4 through April 21; after which time ticket prices will increase to $35. Children 10 and under admitted free of charge. Tickets may be purchased online only at www.dogriver.org.
Sponsorships are available now for this spring fundraising event. Sponsors committed to-date include: Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream, dakinstreet Architects, Mobile Import Salvage, Hancock Whitney Bank, Dr. and Mrs. Glenn Gallaspy, III, Shropshire Family, Deaton Family, Dr. and Mrs. Russell Goodloe, Andrew and Liz Terry. For more sponsorship information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
JUST THE DETAILS
|WHAT:||5th Annual Dog River Mud Bottom Revival Music Festival|
|BENEFITING:||Dog River Clearwater Revival|
|FEATURING:||Will Kimbrough Band, Red Clay Strays & Ryan Balthrop|
|WHEN:||Sunday, April 28 | 2PM – 7PM|
|WHERE:||3619 Riviere Du Chien Road, Mobile, AL|
The Dog River Clearwater Revival (DRCR) is a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the water quality of Dog River and its tributaries. All DRCR programs, projects and volunteer effort work toward this ambitious goal. For more information about DRCR, visit www.dogriver.org.
DOG RIVER CLEARWATER REVIVAL
• Installed over 5,000 storm drain markers designating Dog River Watershed.
• Established & maintain oversight of water quality monitoring resulting in scientific data of the health of the Dog River.
• Spearheaded the renaming of Luscher/Navco Park to Dog River Park to increase awareness of the river.
• Wetland restoration projects at Dog River Park.
• Partnered with US Parks Service to establish the 11-mile Scenic Blueway along Dog River with six kayak launches to date.
• Partnered with AL Department of Conservation & Natural Resources (ADCNR) and Mobile Bay National Estuary Program (MBNEP) to erect two dozen ‘You are Entering the Dog River Watershed’ road signs increasing watershed awareness.
• Implemented a wetland restoration project on Halls Mill Creek to benefit the West Indian Manatee and Red Belly Turtle. (NFWF grant)
• Executed both Upper and Middle Dog River Zones of the Annual Alabama arm of the International Coastal Cleanup. (ADCNR and People Against a Littered State (PALS)-sponsored)
• Spearheaded the removal of 26 derelict vessels from the watershed (partnered with the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) and Ocean Conservancy).
• Partnered with DISL and Ocean Conservancy to distribute 50 ’No Anchor’ signs to waterfront property owners.
• Team with others to sponsor Rain Barrel, Muddy Water Watch, Living Shoreline and Water Quality Testing workshops to provide education to residents about living responsibly in such a delicate watershed.
• Led the way to the creation, installation and continued monitoring of the City’s only Litter Trap located on Eslava Creek keeping 517 cubic yards of debris from entering Dog River. (Continuing partnership with the City of Mobile)
• Spearheaded the design and installation of a 2nd Litter Trap on Bolton Branch.
• Partnered with MBNEP and others to update the Dog River/Watershed Management Plan.
• Provided over 150 Watershed Awareness presentations throughout Dog River Watershed.