Dauphin Island's sand dunes will get a nice belated Christmas gift this season - recycled Christmas trees.
Mobile County residents will be dropping off their Christmas trees at several drop off points around the Mobile area. The collected trees will then be brought to Dauphin Island where they will be used to help strengthen and replenish the sand dunes along the island.
Keep Mobile Beautiful is the organization behind the plan. They usually collect the trees and mulch them; but this year they are working with the Town of Dauphin Island on this new and innovative beach restoration opportunity.
We can't think of a better way to use all those castaway trees. A tip of the hat and a pat on the back for Keep Mobile Beautiful and the Town of Dauphin Island for your exceptionally good idea.