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May 1, 2020
Sea turtle in Gulf of Mexico with full body in view, head cresting the water

Alabama’s sea turtle nesting season officially began Friday, May 1st, and the "Share the Beach" monitoring program, under the auspices of the Alabama Coastal Foundation staff, is ready.

The ACF reports that preparing for this year's season was challenging due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with help from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Alabama Department of Conservation, Share...

April 30, 2020
Aerial of Foley Beach Express toll bridge in Orange Beach, Alabama

With Alabama’s economy reopening in phases starting Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. American Roads announced that the bridges in Orange Beach/Gulf Shores, Tuscaloosa and the Montgomery area will resume accepting cash toll payments at the same time.

“We are pleased to accommodate the request by travelers and local businesses to assist with Alabama’s reopening” said Neal Belitsky, CEO...

April 29, 2020
Construction Update graphic

The southerly Canal Road eastbound lane near Alabama Credit Union will be closed starting Thursday night, April 30th, at 9 p.m. and ending Friday morning, May 1st, at 8 a.m. due to the lowering of a 12-inch sanitary sewer force main.

The work will take place in front of the Alabama Credit Union, 24254 Canal Road.

Please use caution and obey all signage/traffic control. 

April 29, 2020
Aquatics Center to open on Monday, May 4th with limitations

UPDATE: Aquatics Center reopening postponed to Friday, May 8th due to repairs

With an abundance of caution and following the state’s new “Safer at Home” order, the Orange Beach Aquatics Center plans to reopen on Monday, May 4th [...

April 28, 2020
Alabama Public Health logo from Twitter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Alabama Department of Public Health | April 28, 2020

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announces a new statewide coronavirus emergency health order effective April 30 at 5 p.m. which relaxes a previous health order regarding individuals, employers, retailers, beaches and medical procedures. The order remains in effect until 5 p.m. on May 15. The...