Weeks Bay Foundation Inc
Tax id (EIN)
Address11401 US HIGHWAY 98
FAIRHOPE, AL 36532
The Weeks Bay Foundation was incorporated in 1990 as a non-profit organization to support the Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in its efforts to protect the pristine coastal area of Baldwin County, Alabama . The Foundation, with over 550 members, supports the Reserve through donations of land and educational exhibits, public awareness and education programs, water quality monitoring efforts, and volunteer programs.
The Foundation is a strong advocate for the Reserve, raising money to allow the Reserve to develop facilities, including the boardwalk behind the Interpretive Center and the new bog boardwalk, and establish a specimen collection, including live species. The Foundation also pursues land acquisition activities in the Weeks Bay watershed.
The Weeks Bay Reserve provides a living laboratory for education and research groups to learn about estuaries, those coastal areas where rivers meet the sea. The Reserve is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and is also a part of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the U. S. Department of Commerce.
In 2011 the Foundation: