A DISRUPTED SYSTEM: Alabama’s Disappearing Barrier Island

Presentation by Alabama State Senator David Sessions

and Screening of the final revision of  A DISRUPTED SYSTEM: Alabama’s Disappearing Barrier Island, (An Alabama Chapter / Mobile Bay Sierra Club Production!)

When: Thursday Evening, March 7th, 6:00 p.m.

David Sessions is a member of the Alabama State Senate, representing District 35. Sessions was elected to the office on November 6, 2018. He previously served as Alabama House of Representative, District 105, from 2011. He has played a prominent role in working to propose an Act to Conserve Alabama’s Coastal Sand Resources

The film highlights the erosion caused to Dauphin Island; a major consequence of the dredging of the Mobile Harbor Outer Bar Channel for shipping needs.

The Army Corps of Engineers is responsible for dredging of the Mobile Ship Channel in cooperation with the Alabama State Port Authority.

The Corps disposes of the beach quality sands in Gulf waters deeper than 30 feet. As a result, natural nearshore currents are “starved” of valuable and irreplaceable sands that would otherwise replenish Dauphin Island’s beaches. The impacts  of the erosion are severe, and are already affecting not only Dauphin Island, but Alabama’s entire mainland coastline.

Through this film, we seek to raise awareness of this time-sensitive issue and create a call to action to save our coast.

Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m. and the program will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Where: 5 Rivers, Tensaw Theater, follow the Sierra Club signs.

Location address: 5 River, Alabama’s Delta Resource Center, 30945 Five Rivers Blvd., Spanish Fort, AL 36527 (entrance is across from Meaher State Park on the Mobile Bay Causeway).

For more information, please contact Carol Adams-Davis, 702-496-5050 or email: [email protected]