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April 12, 2019
Alabama Draft State Expenditure Plan approved

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Governor Kay Ivey announced on March 29, 2019, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council (Federal Council) has approved Alabama’s State Expenditure Plan for Gulf Coast recovery. This plan, developed by the Alabama Gulf Coast Recovery Council (AGCRC), proposes 28 activities for the Spill Impact Component of RESTORE funding (also known as Bucket 3) for a total...

April 5, 2019
Pinson Valley High School clubs donate to Molly’s Patrol - Orange Beach Surf Rescue

On a sunny April morning about two dozen Birmingham-area students from Pinson Valley High School stood on the beach as a check was presented to Tommy and Becky Bryant to go toward Molly’s Patrol, the beach safety arm of the Orange Beach Fire Department named after the Bryants’ daughter.

It was a special day where these students and teachers a day before made the 300-mile trek down...

April 5, 2019
Sea, Sand, & Stars Science and Nature Center touch tank

Thanks to funding approved by the Orange Beach City Council, the Sea, Sand, & Stars Science and Nature Center at Orange Beach Elementary School will once again be open to the public during the summer.

The center will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., June 3-27 and July 8-25. Staff members will offer the public a rotating schedule for guided tours, night sky...

April 4, 2019
Orange Beach plans on a shelf

The Orange Beach Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 8 for a work session followed by the 4 p.m. regular meeting in the Council Chambers at City Hall.

Full agenda packet for the April 8, 2019 Orange Beach Planning Commission meeting

The agenda...

April 4, 2019
Alabama receives approval to manage recreational red snapper fishery, beginning in 2020

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council met this week in Biloxi, Mississippi, to take final action on Reef Fish Amendment 50: State Management for Recreational Red Snapper. The Council voted unanimously to delegate management authority of the private angling component for recreational red snapper fishing to each Gulf state, beginning with the 2020 fishing year. Under this amendment each...