Fairhope, Alabama News

9/15/2020
Alabama Power
Hurricane Sally is expected to bring heavy rains inland, which could affect Alabama Power lakes. After making landfall, Sally is expected to move slowly across the state, dumping large amounts of rain in some areas. The latest forecast indicates the greatest impacts to Alabama Power lakes from heavy rains will be from Lay…

9/2/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., September 2, 2020 – A new video from Wildlife Forever, funded in part by a BoatUS Foundation Grassroots Grant shows watersport boat owners how to easily follow “Clean, Drain, Dry” at the boat ramp to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). Support for the video also…

9/1/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. September 1, 2020 – For the nation’s 12 million boat owners, Labor Day weekend is the last blast, with many enjoying the end-of-summer boating ritual with family and friends aboard, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services and safety…

8/31/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 31, 2020 – Last year, 76,418 recreational boaters had a reason to summon nonemergency, routine assistance from TowBoatUS, the nation’s largest on-water towing service for recreational boaters. Accidentally running aground, dead batteries and dead engines were the chief culprits. Instead…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 24, 2020 – A one-two punch with two tropical storms bearing down on the Gulf Coast this week is getting the attention of recreational boaters, leading some to wisely haul out their vessels to a safe location and make storm preparations. Tropical Storm Marco, expected to run along the…

8/24/2020
BoatUS News
Aims to increase fishing line and soft bait recycling by tapping the public for ideas ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 24, 2020 – Have you ever wondered how old, discarded fishing line is recycled and reused? You may be surprised to learn that turning fishing line into new products is labor intensive, requiring a series of…

8/13/2020
Main Street Alabama
Birmingham, Ala. - Alabama residents may soon be able to show their commitment of supporting local businesses with a distinctive car tag. The Shop Local Support Small Business tag will be produced if at least 1,000 complete an online application and pay a $50 fee by July 31, 2021. Main Street Alabama, the benefitting…

8/11/2020
BoatUS News
PROVIDENCE, R.I., August 11, 2020 – With the move to phase 2 of the Rhode Island Fiberglass Vessel Recycling (RIFVR) Pilot Program to address the disposal issue of recreational boats, project managers have released “Facing the Legacy: Lifecycle Solutions for Fiberglass Boats.” The short video shares the…

8/5/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., August 5, 2020 - More first-time boat buyers are getting on the water this season than in summers past. Along with the boat, many new owners also find themselves shopping for boat insurance for the first time. What are the most basic things new boat owners should know about buying a boat policy? BoatUS…

7/22/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 22, 2020 -- While a boat’s name can be as varied as the owner at the helm, certain themes do stick out, according to Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). The national advocacy, services, and safety group has issued its annual list of Top 10 Boat Names, which it compiles from…

7/14/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va., July 14, 2020 – With summer boating season in full swing, it’s now common to see recreational boats being filled up at gas stations across the country. However, making sure the right fuel gets in the boat’s tank isn’t always assured: 54% of consumers in a recent Harris Poll…

7/13/2020
BoatUS News
SPRINGFIELD, Va. July 13, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is leading to more recreational boats and paddlers hitting the water, all trying to have fun in a safe way. So what are these two groups doing this season to safely share more crowded waters?“Ultimately, it’s about looking out for each other,&rdquo…

2/9/2020
Lake News
This week, the citizens of Dadeville, Alabama created and submitted a video showcasing the town in order to submit to HGTV's upcoming new show "Home Town Takeover". The new show is slated to air on the HGTV channel in 2021. Citizens of the selected town can expect to witness the rehabilitation of several individual family…

9/25/2017
Donna Pate
With roots in rural Alabama, Perry Austin has a passion for the landscape both as a painter and a fisherman. Beginning art at the age of 13. Perry began formal training in the aerospace industry as a technical illustrator and worked for companies from California to Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. After…

8/3/2017
Alabama Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries
With the late spring and early summer months comes an increased number of bear sightings. This time of year bears begin to travel in search of mates or to find a new home after leaving their mother. More often these bears are just passing through and are not likely to stick around or be seen again. However, some bears may…

6/16/2017
Outdoor Alabama
The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program.

10/28/2016
Lake News
Today, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a 7-day precipitation forecast. The southeast continental U.S. will remain a high-pressure region and no precipitation is forecasted. The Lake Martin area is currently in D3 - Extreme Drought status. The burn ban in Alabama remains in effect. There have…

7/5/2016
LakeMartin.com
Most Patriotic Crew1st Place Boat #7 The Ingram Family2nd Place Boat #26 Eleanor Townsend Most Creative Crew1st Place Boat #14 John Bullington2nd Place Boat # 37 Steve Williams Tallest Flag1st Place Boat #8 Carrie Campbell2nd Place Boat #10 Lee Murfree Largest Flag1st Place Boat #36 Kary Little2nd Place Boat #3 Keith…

4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Alabama...well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is happening on the Chattahoochee…

6/5/2015
Alabama DCNR
On Saturday, June 6, Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 6-14. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a day in both…

3/28/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…

1/24/2015
Derrell Winowich
Yesterday marked a new and significant accomplishment for the business of craft beer in Alabama. Commercial brewery and brewpub members of the Aalabama Brewers Guild formulated a collaborative effort into a commerative beer for statewide release in March of this year. The effort marked the first time so many breweries in…

10/16/2014
Alabama Bass Trail
Decatur, AL – The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state’s popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division welcomes Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring the popular trail to 13 premier bass fishing lakes located…

9/11/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure! This is the only zipline connecting two states and participants will soar 100 ft over the Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park - the best man-made Whitewater Course in the World - USA Today! Achieving speeds of up to 40mph, thrill seekers will zip over to…

7/16/2014
Lake & River Promotions
The Grand Opening for the new Chattahoochee Outdoor Academy by Whitewater Express is Saturday July 19th in Phenix City, Alabama next to the 13th Street Bridge. Come out and enjoy the water with FREE ROLL CLINICS, 50% off STAND UP PADDLE (SUP) BOARD CLINICS, and KAYAK CLINICS. Also receive $150 of any KAYAK and $100 off any…

5/7/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Celebrating the One Year Anniversary of the Opening to the Whitewater Course on the Chattahoochee River between Phenix City, Al. and Columbus, Ga. this weekend with events on both sides of the river. Check out the calendar on the Chattahoochee RiverFest website and come have some Free Fun!

2/3/2014
Alabama Power
Since its founding in 1904, Alabama Power has harnessed the clean energy potential of Alabama rivers through the creation of 14 hydroelectric facilities.

1/16/2014
Nicki Dozier
TowBoatUS Lake Martin Owner’s, Captain’s Jackson and Nicki Dozier, will be hosting the 2nd Annual OUPV Captain’s Course in February 2014. TowBoatUS will once again working with Sea School out of Atlanta to bring an instructor to Lake Martin to teach the class for our Local Residents interested in…

6/6/2012
Nicki Dozier
Earlier this year, Alexander City native Jackson Dozier moved back to the Lake Martin area to serve the boating public with his business, TowBoatU.S. Lake Martin. Now, he and his wife Nicki hope to expand on water opportunities in the area by partnering with Sea School to bring a U.S. Coast Guard Captain’s License course…

4/27/2012
Lake News
In the last year, a new technology has been added to many of Alabama’s state parks--wireless Internet. Alabama has embarked on one of the largest Wi-Fi deployments of any United States park system.While many people love to come to Alabama’s state parks to experience the beauty of nature, to relax, to hike, fish and explore…

5/31/2011 6:34:00 PM
LakesOnline.com

5/27/2011
ADCNR
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE ALABAMA EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCYAgencies warn of hidden hazards in Alabama lakes and riversMemorial Day weekend typically kicks off the summer recreational boating season on our Alabama lakes and rivers. This season, swimmers and boaters will need to be especially aware of their surroundings. As a…

4/30/2011
LakeMartin.com
Community Q&A: Lake Martin Forum Lost and Found All counties around Lake Martin (Elmore, Coosa and Tallapoosa) have been designated eligible for FEMA Disaster Assistance. Fore more information or to apply for assistance visit the FEMA.gov web site.A Message from Marine Police Captain Matt Brooks Lake Martin, the…

3/15/2011
Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

3/14/2011
Amy Han
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week—March 14 - 20, 2011—encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Finding and fixing leaks can save the average household…

2/8/2011
ADCNR
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has appointed N. Gunter Guy Jr. as Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Guy is a graduate of Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Most recently he practiced law with the firm of Ball, Ball, Mathews & Novak, P.A…

1/28/2011
Sharon Miller
Confluence at Smith Lake New Digs For Professional Types By Sharon Miller RE/MAX Platinum Historically, the accelerated level of development at Smith Lake began sometime around the 2001-2002 time period. Prior to this time…

1/9/2011
Media Relations
With forecasters predicting snow and possibly icy precipitation in the next few days, Alabama Power wants customers to be prepared. Ice storms – prolonged periods of freezing rain – can result in power interruptions and create hazardous road conditions.Here are some tips for staying prepared and safe during wintry weather…

12/9/2010
ADCNR
Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) is a national program developed by the Future Fisherman Foundation that uses one of the most popular outdoor activities, fishing, to help youth make wise choices about their lives, while teaching them to respect and enjoy the environment. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and…

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