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April 25, 2019
Orange Beach Waterways and Shoreline Enhancement Program

From Leave Only Footprints blog | cleanisland.org

As we approach the busy seasons along the Gulf Coast, our shores can get even more overloaded with debris and trash. Some of this is due to carelessness of individuals; other debris may be coming back ashore after a storm. Our beaches...

April 25, 2019
Alabama State Parks Foundation logo

Dear Park Patron,

In 2013 we initiated a two-year program of hosting Open House and Public Listening Sessions to the public in our state parks throughout Alabama. Those were difficult times as the state struggled with serious budget issues, and we heard the concerns expressed from our customers. The public events, coupled with our 75th Anniversary program in 2014, and the...

April 24, 2019
National Day of Prayer 2018 in Orange Beach

National Day of Prayer will be observed on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. Everyone is invited

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

In 1988, the law was unanimously amended by both the House and the Senate and signed into law by...

April 23, 2019
Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice Members Tracie Sempier, left, and Stephen Deal, right, congratulate Lannie Smith.

By: Stephen Deal | Published: April 23,  2019 | Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium | See orginal article at masgc.org

During its annual meeting earlier this month in Fairhope, Alabama, The Gulf of Mexico Climate and Resilience Community of Practice presented Lannie Smith,...

April 22, 2019
Red snapper season in Alabama

By DAVID RAINER | Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

After a three-year struggle, saltwater anglers are on the cusp of a stable red snapper season with the approval of Amendment 50 by the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

Amendment 50, which goes into effect in 2020 with the approval of the Secretary of Commerce, gives the five Gulf states control...