MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) Thousands of projects have been proposed across the Gulf Coast, all vying for funding from BP oil spill fine money.
But if and when money comes down through the RESTORE Act, which environmental projects should get the green light in Alabama?
"Alabama has 180 projects at my last count," Jeff DeQuattro of Mobile Bay National Estuary Project Implementation Committee told Local 15.
DeQuattro and his organization hope to shine a light where the money is needed most.
For the past year, the Mobile Bay NEP has been working with scientists and the public to make a list of watersheds that need the most help.
DeQuattro said their comprehensive plan would help state lawmakers and arbiters of RESTORE Act money decide which projects make the most sense and would
get the most bang for our buck.
The list of needy watersheds hasn't been finalized yet, and DeQuattro said they're still looking for public input.
There's a meeting at Five Rivers on the Causeway on Thursday from 10 a.m. - Noon.
"We encourage a lot of people to come out who live on the coast, who depend on the coast, to come out and vote, because we need to hear your voice," DeQuattro said.