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Fort Morgan residents fed up with illegal dumping, trash piles along road | WPMI

February 22, 2020
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WPMI) — Fort Morgan residents are fed up with illegal dumping, which they claim is creating trash piles along the main roadway leading into their community. According to property owners, they've seen everything from construction debris to everyday trash dumped on the side of Fort Morgan Rd.
Source: Fort Morgan residents fed up with illegal dumping, trash piles along road | WPMI
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MRD Hatchery Spawning Flounder for First Time | Outdoor Alabama

February 21, 2020
Anyone who has fished the beautiful waters of the Alabama Gulf Coast in the past decade knows that one of the premier inshore species, southern flounder, has been scarce. A well-documented decline in the southern flounder fishery started about 2008 and, unfortunately, the population hasn’t rebounded. Marine scientists don’t have any definitive reasons for the decline.
Source: MRD Hatchery Spawning Flounder for First Time | Outdoor Alabama
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Arbor Day | Gulf Shores, AL – Official Website

February 14, 2020
The City of Gulf Shores and the Beautification Board announce plans for Arbor Day to be Saturday, February 29 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Erie H. Meyer Civic Center. Gulf Shores will celebrate its 33rd year as a Tree City USA on our local Arbor Day. Residents of each household that reside within the city limits may select four different trees from the six varieties: Red Maple, Fringetree, Walter's Viburnum, Nuttall Oak, Flowering Dogwood, Western Mayhaw.
Source: Arbor Day | Gulf Shores, AL - Official Website
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Orange Beach Arbor Day tree giveaway set for Feb. 22

February 08, 2020
(OBA®) - The City of Orange Beach will observe Arbor Day with a tree giveaway from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 22nd. The city will give away potted saplings in front of the Orange Beach Community Development building at 4101 Orange Beach Blvd. The 1- to 3-gallon containers will consist of a variety of hardwood trees for citizens to plant in their yards.
Source: Orange Beach Arbor Day tree giveaway set for Feb. 22
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HEALTH ALERT: Baldwin County residents raise concerns over black slime in plumbing fixture | WPMI

January 31, 2020
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Numerous Baldwin County residents are raising concerns over black slime accumulating on their plumbing fixtures. Gary Trainer, a Barnwell resident, said the black slime currently clogging up the nozzles of his shower head is just a small example of the gross substance he's been cleaning from his water fixtures weekly.
Source: HEALTH ALERT: Baldwin County residents raise concerns over black slime in plumbing fixture | WPMI
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Little Lagoon & Perdido Pass watershed management plan meeting

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 - (OBA®) - Do you live, work or play on Little Lagoon or Perdido Pass? If so, the Mobile Bay National Estuary Program and Geosyntec needs your input. A Watershed Management Plan is in the planning phase for the watersheds of Little Lagoon and Perdido Pass. These waterways comprise the Gulf Frontal Watershed and includes the cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.
Source: Little Lagoon & Perdido Pass watershed management plan meeting
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Concern over waste dumping in Baldwin County sparks call for stronger state regulations | WPMI

January 23, 2020
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Concern over sewage sludge being transported through and dumped in Baldwin County is getting a lot of attention. Local environmental group Mobile Baykeeper has been monitoring the process. It's a practice that has prompted the call for stronger state regulation.
Source: Concern over waste dumping in Baldwin County sparks call for stronger state regulations | WPMI
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Daphne seeks public input for solutions to recycling problem | WPMI

January 22, 2020
DAPHNE, Ala. (WPMI) — The city of Daphne is still seeking a solution to its recycling crisis and city officials are taking public input as the program continues to lose money. Daphne city officials are determined to continue its recycling program. However, all recyclables are currently being taken to the Baldwin County landfill since the city's facility burned down in December.
Source: Daphne seeks public input for solutions to recycling problem | WPMI
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Sewage sludge dumped in Baldwin County neighborhood | WPMI

January 22, 2020
BALDWIN COUNTY, Ala. (WPMI) — Neighbors say there's an unbearable smell and they fear the local water table, their drinking water, could be affected. That stench is coming from bio solids - human waste sludge used as fertilizer - that's piled up on Fox Branch Road north of I-10. Neighbors complained to the County Commission and right now the county's Solid Waste Director, the DA's office and ADEM are looking into the complaint.
Source: Sewage sludge dumped in Baldwin County neighborhood | WPMI

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