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What is the Coastal Alabama Back Bay Blueway

August 20, 2019
(OBA®) - The just announced Coastal Alabama Back Bay Blueway takes visitors on a full tour through Coastal Alabama’s unique waterways and exceptional ecosystems. With a total of 21 launch sites on four distinct trails, the Back Bay Blueway offers adventure lovers the scenic views and pristine beaches they love- experienced like never before.
Source: What is the Coastal Alabama Back Bay Blueway
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Protecting Alabama’s littlest “beachgoers” | Alabama Public Radio

August 15, 2019
Early every morning from May through October, volunteers walk each of the 50 miles of Alabama Gulf beaches. They’re looking for signs that endangered sea turtles have come ashore to nest. More than 500 volunteers patrol the beaches, then watch over nests until hatching time, then try to make sure the baby turtles reach the sea safely.
Source: Protecting Alabama's littlest "beachgoers" | Alabama Public Radio
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350 lb. alligator caught on Ft. Morgan opening night of season | fox10tv.com

August 10, 2019
Alligator hunting in southwest Alabama got underway Thursday night, August 8, 2019 and there were some big ones weighed-in. One of those monsters came from the Three Rivers area on the Fort Morgan peninsula. The Flora-Bama sponsored team landed a big one, giving them a big story to tell.
Source: 350 lb. alligator caught on Ft. Morgan opening night of season | News | fox10tv.com
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There’s More Than the Beach on Alabama’s Gulf Coast, by Travel Writers | Creators Syndicate

July 21, 2019
My first thought was that I had taken a wrong turn. This couldn't be Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, perched on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. That place is known for its long stretches of magnificent sand and expanses of unspoiled nature. I was passing a line of high-rise condominium buildings that seemed to be competing for the title of most glitzy. Restaurants ranging from gourmet elegant to beach-dive casual tempted hungry passersby.
Source: There's More Than the Beach on Alabama's Gulf Coast, by Travel Writers | Creators Syndicate
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Orange Beach Fire Chief talks about Water Quality on Alabama’s beaches – YouTube

July 21, 2019

Orange Beach Fire Chief Mike Kimmerling on Friday, July 19, 2019 talks about the water quality along the Alabama Gulf Coast and the precautions that are taken to keep the public safe. The main safeguard is the fact that the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Department of Environmental Quality (ADEM) test the waters in our area multiple times per week in the summer season (June to September). As of late July, there have been no indications of blue-green algae, harmful bacteria or other water quality issues all summer long in the Orange Beach, Gulf Shores and Fort Morgan area.

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Fort Morgan beach trash a constant hazard to marine life, beachgoers | WPMI

July 20, 2019
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WPMI) — Groups of volunteers who protect sea turtle nests along Alabama’s beaches say they spend a large amount of their time cleaning up after visitors on Fort Morgan. Share the Beach, a volunteer group, said the amount of trash left on the beach is a constant hazard, not only to marine life, but to beachgoers as well.
Source: Fort Morgan beach trash a constant hazard to marine life, beachgoers | WPMI
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2-year-old falls 12 feet off porch in Fort Morgan – WKRG

July 19, 2019
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WKRG) — A 2-year-old fell 12 feet off a porch at a beach house in Fort Morgan Thursday evening. Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire says units were called to a home on Buchanan Court around 6:24 p.m. The 2-year-old fell from the porch of the elevated beach house. The child was taken to a hospital in Mobile for treatment.
Source: 2-year-old falls 12 feet off porch in Fort Morgan – WKRG
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Ft. Morgan Fire Rescue volunteers patrolled beach Monday to warn of continued rip current risk | fox10tv.com

July 16, 2019
Single red flags were posted along Alabama beaches Monday, July 15, 2019. This, after four straight days of double red flag conditions where no swimming was allowed. The surf had calmed considerably, but there was still a high risk of rip currents. Volunteers with Fort Morgan Fire Rescue spent the day patrolling the beaches and warning people of those risks.
Source: Ft. Morgan Fire Rescue volunteers patrolled beach Monday to warn of continued rip current risk | News | fox10tv.com
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Tropical Storm Barry brings dangerous conditions to Alabama beaches | WPMI

July 13, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WPMI) — Dangerous rip currents remain the main concern as Tropical Storm Barry's outer bands whip across the coastline. Double red flags have been flying for three days from Orange Beach to Fort Morgan alerting everyone to stay out of the Gulf waters.
Source: Tropical Storm Barry brings dangerous conditions to Alabama beaches | WPMI
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Stay out of the water, the battle for safety during Tropical Storm Barry – WKRG

July 13, 2019
FORT MORGAN, Ala. (WKRG) — For volunteers with the Fort Morgan Fire Department, it seems to be a never ending battle so they patrol the beaches constantly warning visitors to stay out of the water. With waves crashing at 10 to 12 feet the Gulf of Mexico is dangerously attractive. Heavy rain has stayed away for the most part and with all the sunshine, lifeguards are on edge.
Source: Stay out of the water, the battle for safety during Tropical Storm Barry – WKRG
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No toxic algae along Alabama coast, monitoring underway; Mississippi beaches remain closed – al.com

July 10, 2019
The toxic algae that has shut down Mississippi’s beaches has not made its way to Alabama, water testing confirmed Tuesday. Amanda Ingram, Senior Epidemiologist at the Alabama Department of Public Health, said samples of water taken along the Alabama coast this week showed no “levels of concern” for harmful algae blooms, or HABs.
Source: No toxic algae along Alabama coast, monitoring underway; Mississippi beaches remain closed - al.com

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