MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – You can help transform Three Mile Creek into a valuable park and green space for nearby residents.
All you have to do is vote.
Mobile city leaders are competing against 11 other organizations for a $25,000 grant that would go toward improving the creek.
It’s part of what’s called the Fuel the Cause transformation project, which is providing the money to makeover one green space.
Community leaders hope the public will support their idea to enter a competition for a grant to build a park area near the Roger Williams Housing Complex.
The $25,000 grant from the Bridgestone Tire Company would be used to build a park area with green space, a walking path, and, possibly, even a canoe launch.
Casi Callaway, the Executive Director of Mobile Baykeeper is encouraging people to vote the Three Mile Creek proposal.
Callaway said, “The biggest concern in our community is looking at our waterways and calling them ‘ditches.’ We want to get people taking pride in them, not littering,: cleaning up litter when they see it, and, one of the best ways is to get people on waterways, in parks.”
The winning proposal is the one that gets the most online votes.
Callaway said, “We are a community of about 500,000 people, and, if every one of us voted, we would win hands down.”