A silver (aluminum?) lining to the BP oil spill in the Gulf? Some of the recovery money has been used by municipalities to purchase and protect key parcels of wetland.
GatorDock by CMI was a key supplier in a project to protect and conserve coastal habitats in Baldwin County, Alabama. The preservation project called for purchasing a privately owned park, Live Oak Landing, and renovating its boat launch facilities.
The county spent $1.2 million of the grant funds on park improvements, adding three launch ramps and three pivoting floating finger piers, one of which is handicap accessible.
One county official called Live Oak Landing "the resurrection and reopening of the passageway into the heart and soul of the Tensaw River Delta," a region teeming with wildlife. The new facilities will provide numerous opportunities for educational and recreational activities, including many fishing tournaments.
GatorDock had no time to spare in meeting the deadline for the first fishing event—the Alabama Bass Trail Tournament Series, South Division. GatorDock hustled to fabricate and deliver more than 3,000 square feet of docking for installation just a few days before anglers arrived to compete for the $10,000 prize.
"Ten thousand dollars is a lot of money for winning an amateur bass tournament," said Adam Ross on the winning team. "The purse and how well these tournaments are run have a lot of folks excited down here. I only see these tournaments getting bigger and bigger."
Way to go, Adam! We're proud of our role in launching your team on a winning trek down in the delta!