A program is underway in Mobile that provides jobs and career experience for urban men and women 18 to 25, while at the same time helping the environment.
Ten young men and women working along the Maple Street tributary running into Three Mile Creek are members of the Coastal Alabama Conservation and Resiliency Corps.
They are getting paid ten dollars an hour to work in a six month program funded by a National Wildlife and Fisheries Foundation grant and help from other groups.
Why did they want to sign up?
Corps Member J’Kobi Wheat said, “Just work with my hands and do something positive for my community.”
Eric Lucas, a corps member, said, “It’s challenging getting stuck in the mud but, basically, we’re moving all the things that are causing harm to the creek and the surrounding areas.”