December 28, 2021
Gulf State Park Pier Update graphic

Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources | Press Release | December 28, 2021

GULF SHORES, ALA. – Gulf State Park Pier repair is currently in the permitting phase with  the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and we are unsure of when the permit will be completed and issued.  However, if...

December 27, 2021
Welcome Snowbirds reception set for January 13 at Orange Beach Performing Arts Center

A Snowbird Community Welcome Reception will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, January 13th at the Orange Beach Performing Arts Center.

The free reception will include facility tours and information about upcoming school and city performances with the box office open to purchase tickets.

Special guest speaker will be Nigerian arts ambassador Ibiyinka “Ibi” Alao and some of his artwork...

December 27, 2021
Annual Christmas tree recycling helps dune restoration on Alabama’s beaches

Orange Beach residents can dispose of live Christmas trees for recycling by placing trees, completely stripped of decorations and tinsel, on their curbs for pickup by Public Works.

In order to be recycled, trees must be stripped of all decorations and they cannot be flocked. Flocked trees are not recyclable and will not be picked up for recycling.

The trees will be brought...

December 23, 2021
Orange Beach Garden Club announces 2021 'Light Up Orange Beach' winners

The Orange Beach Garden Club's "Light Up Orange Beach" Christmas decoration contest judges have announced the 2021 winners.  


  • First Place - Moe’s Original BBQ, 25603 Perdido Beach Blvd.
  • Honorable Mention - Dolphin Harbor condominiums on Perdido Beach Boulevard.


December 20, 2021
Red snapper photo by David Rainer, ADCNR

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’(ADCNR) Marine Resources Division (MRD) will close the state’s 2021 private angler red snapper fishing season at midnight on Monday, December 27. Alabama’s 2021 federal allocation of red snapper was 1.12 million pounds. Anglers harvested nearly 1 million pounds during the 124-day season.

“Every year we see a variety of factors...