For years, a handful of residents have understood the value of Three Mile Creek as a historic natural resource and recreation site. For too long, a recreational trail along the creek has been a mere vision. In 2012, Dr. Bert Eichold convened the Mobile County Health Department's Public Health Advisory Board, known as Women Making a Difference (WMD). He requested that the group look into the feasibility of installing a recreational trail and canoe/kayak launch along Three Mile Creek. Dr. Eichold, Mobile County's Health Officer, wanted to give everyone an opportunity to see why the waterway is something worth reviving.
In December 2014, WMD applied for and received private grant funding of nearly $220,000 to make improvements to an area of Three Mile Creek in Midtown Mobile. The funding, $218,650, from the Sybil H. Smith Charitable Trust, will be used to create a kayak and canoe launch and to install sidewalks/walkways along a section of Three Mile Creek near Lake Drive Tricentennial Park off Stanton Road.
The goal of the public health advisory board is to bring attention and action to issues affecting the public’s health in Mobile County. Comprised of women from across the community -- including social service agencies, health and mental health systems, conservation, city, housing, workforce development, concerned residents and leadership -- the board is well-equipped to positively impact the health of the community.
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