May 2019

Governor Ivey announces Alabama tourism growth of $1.2 Billion; releases 2018 Tourism Report

May 21, 2019
Cover of the 2018 Tourism Economic Impact Report for State of Alabama

MONTGOMERY – Governor Kay Ivey on Monday [May 20, 2019] announced at a press conference that one million more people visited Alabama in 2018 than ever before and spent $15.5 billion, which was $1.2 billion higher than the previous year, according to the state’s annual economic impact report produced by Montgomery economist Dr. Keivan Deravi for the Alabama Tourism Department.

Junior Marksmanship Program starts June 15 in Orange Beach

May 21, 2019
Top of flyer promoting the 2019 Junior Marksmanship Program

The annual Junior Marksmanship Program will be held in June in Orange Beach.

The program, conducted in conjunction with the State of Alabama, Department of Conservation, Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries Division, is open to children ages 8 to 15. Younger or older children may attend pending approval. For more information, call Chris Litton at 251-980-5946.

Orange Beach wildlife calendar photo contest open to amateur photographers

May 21, 2019
Graphic announcing Orange Beach Wildlife Center Calendar Photo Contest

The Orange Beach Wildlife Center is hosting a Calendar Photo Contest.  The contest is open to amateur photographers only, and photographs must be of local and native wildlife.

All entries must be in .JPEG format. No more than five entries per person will be accepted. Save and submit photos tagged as “last name - subject of photo - entry number.” Example: “Smith - heron - 1”.