Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail Fact Sheet
"The Three Mile Creek Greenway Trail will be a linear park system that spans a seven-mile portion of Three Mile Creek, extending eastward from Langan Park to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue. The Greenway will include a system of paved trails, trailheads, sidewalks, and bike lanes to provide non-motorized transportation options and opportunities to socialize, walk, run, play, learn, and enjoy the outdoors." Read more.
Ditch, please! Mobile’s Three Mile Creek is so much more
Lagniappe, Ashley Trice
But I think an even bigger asset will be completion of the Three Mile Creek Greenway.
I’ll admit, for many years I never really thought of Three Mile Creek as a body of water you would actually want to stroll alongside or travel down in any sort of watercraft. I thought of it as a drainage ditch, as many people in Mobile also have. And one that was usually full of litter, too, because some disgusting people in this town are nasty, trashy litterbugs who have no shame. (But those filthy folks can be discussed another day.)
It wasn’t until I moved into my midtown neighborhood, which borders Three Mile Creek, that I realized it was so much more than a “ditch.”
Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council Accepting Public Comment on Coastal Grants Program, Including Three Mile Creek
Comments can be submitted online at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council, 118 N. Royal Street, Suite 603, Mobile AL 36602.
Over $21 million in Restore Act Funds to Mobile Greenway Initiative and Three Mile Creek Watershed Restoration
The Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council voted to award $9.7 million to the Mobile Greenway Trail initiative and $11.8 million to Three Mile Creek watershed restoration on March 7, 2018. The trail will connect six city parks and follow Three Mile Creek from Langan Park and the University of South Alabama campus to downtown Mobile. Restoration of the creek watershed will include a range of structural steps needed to improve the water quality.
APM Terminals Golf Tournament Raises Funds for 3MC Partnership
On April 6, APM Terminals, one of Mobile's largest employers, hosted its inaugural golf tournament, with proceeds benefiting 3MC Partnership and the Bucaroo Foundation. Over 32 teams participated and more than 50 Mobile businesses sponsored the tournament. 3MC Partnership is grateful for a sizable donation generated by this tournament. 3MC Partnership leaders enjoyed golfing and educating participants about the vision for a renewed Three Mile Creek.
Seaman’s Foundation Supports Three Mile Creek Project and 3MC Partnership
Founded in 1845 to support seaman on ships calling at the Port of Mobile and the Mobile waterfront, the Seaman’s Foundation remains committed to the same mission today. “We’re an organization who has a long-standing passion for the maritime industry and for the Mobile waterfront, said Andrew Saunders, board member of both the Seaman’s Foundation and 3MC Partnership. Restoring one of Mobile’s historic waterways and connecting walkers, cyclists, and runners to downtown Mobile aligns with our mission.” The Seaman’s Foundation is one of Mobile’s oldest continuously operating organizations, often working to benefit downtown Mobile and her waterfront without much recognition or fan-fair. “The Seaman’s Foundation was the first to support the 3MC Partnership helping us meet basic start-up needs and just as important built momentum for the project. We’re grateful for the support,” said Mike Rogers, Rogers & Willard and board chair of 3MC Partnership. Three Mile Creek is a waterway that played a critical role in Mobile’s development as French settlers began to homestead along the bays and bayous of Bayou Chateaugay or the area that would now be recognized as the eastern confluence of Three Mile Creek and the Mobile River, north of Fort Conde. Until the mid 1940s, Three Mile Creek was the source of Mobile’s water supply.
On May 6, CBS News ran a feature story on renewal in small town America. Highlighted in the story was Greenville, SC, which has seen an astonishing renewal over the past decade. Similar to Mobile in many ways with strong civic and private leadership, a hallmark of Greenville's revitalization is the Swamp Rabbit Trail. Some amazing natural resources that were overlooked by the City and citizens alike for decades became central to a biking and walking trail that helped spark economic renewal in the City.