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Conservation Advisory Board Meets at Gulf State Park on May 4

April 12, 2019
April 11, 2019 - Gulf Shores, AL - (OBA®) - The Alabama Conservation Advisory Board (CAB) will hold its second scheduled meeting of 2019 on Saturday, May 4, in Gulf Shores, Ala. The meeting will take place in the Gulfview Ballroom II at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, 21196 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, Ala., 36542.
Source: Conservation Advisory Board Meets at Gulf State Park on May 4
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Gulf State Park Pier Managed Shark Fishing Season Reopens March 31

March 26, 2019
March 26, 2019 - Gulf Shores, AL - (OBA®) - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ permitted, managed shark fishing season at the Gulf State Park Pier reopens this Sunday. The first two managed shark fishing events will take place on the south end of the pier – called the octagon – from 7 p.m. Sunday, March 31, until 7 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019, and from 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, until 7 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2019. The remaining events take place on most Sundays and Tuesdays from April through September.
Source: Gulf State Park Pier Managed Shark Fishing Season Reopens March 31
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Beach conditions: Portuguese Man O’ War in Orange Beach, dangerous rip currents in Gulf Shores – al.com

March 15, 2019
Orange Beach is flying purple flags today due to the presence of Portuguese Man O’ War. Red flags – signifying – the potential for high or dangerous currents are also flying. The animals, close kin to jellyfish, were reported in the area, prompting the addition of the purple flag.
Source: Beach conditions: Portuguese Man O’ War in Orange Beach, dangerous rip currents in Gulf Shores - al.com
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Bald Eagles become popular attraction in Gulf State Park

February 27, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) -- Flying in to check on the kids raising a family is a full-time job for any parent but the Eagles at Gulf State Park usually have an audience."They're flying in and out," says Judy Johnston as she sits behind a camera.  "It's fun to watch them feed the babies and really from the naked eye you can see them now."  Some things you might not want to see.
Source: Bald Eagles become popular attraction in Gulf State Park
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Nation’s largest artificial reef program expands with eight new zones

February 22, 2019
February 22, 2019 - Gulf State Park - (OBA®) - On February 22, 2019, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) held a naming ceremony for eight new artificial reef zones in waters off the coast of Alabama. The ceremony took place at the Dunes Terrace at the Gulf State Park Lodge in Gulf Shores, Ala.
Source: Nation’s largest artificial reef program expands with eight new zones
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Reef Naming Ceremony at Gulf State Park Feb. 22

February 10, 2019
February 10, 2019 - Gulf State Park, AL - (OBA®) - The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) will hold an artificial reef zone naming ceremony at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala., on February 22, 2019. The ceremony will take place at the Dunes Terrace at the Gulf State Park Lodge at 2 p.m. The media is invited to attend.
Source: Reef Naming Ceremony at Gulf State Park Feb. 22
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Public comment open on coastal waters management plan | al.com

February 04, 2019
A 45-day public comment period has opened on a four-year conservation and management plan for Alabama’s coastal water environments. The Mobile Bay National Estuary Program has released a draft update of its Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for 2019-2023. It is the product, in part, of an August 2018 workshop that involved "178 community leaders and key stakeholders."
Source: Public comment open on coastal waters management plan | al.com
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Gulf State Park lodge shines in Ivey’s pre-inauguration party – Lagniappe Mobile

January 14, 2019
Since the 1970s Joe Gilchrist has had a hand in running perhaps the most famous bar on the northern Gulf Coast, the Flora-Bama Lounge, Oyster Bar and Package Store. For a lot of those years, he watched as groups visiting his bar were down here for a meeting or event at the Gulf State Park Lodge. “Having taken over the Flora-Bama over 40 years ago, the old convention center was an important part of the community,” Gilchrist said. “After [Hurricane Ivan] we lost that and it’s been over 15 years. To me, I know how much it helps the community to have a facility you so you can do conventions and other things.”
Source: Gulf State Park lodge shines in Ivey’s pre-inauguration party - Lagniappe Mobile
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Governor Kay Ivey kicks off inauguration celebrations on Gulf Coast.

January 13, 2019
GULF SHORES, Ala. (WKRG) -- Hundreds of people came out to celebrate the Governor's first part of her inauguration. "This is exciting," said Olive Humphrey, who is from Missouri and spends her winter on the Gulf Coast. This was the first celebration for Alabama's second-ever female governor.
Source: Governor Kay Ivey kicks off inauguration celebrations on Gulf Coast.
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Governor Ivey’s Inauguration 

January 13, 2019

HAPPENING NOW: Governor Kay Ivey celebrates at the Lodge at Gulf State Park ahead of her inauguration that will happen on Monday. Details: wkrg.com/1682301053

Posted by WKRG on Saturday, January 12, 2019

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An Alabama inauguration first: Ivey holding pre-event party at the beach | al.com

January 11, 2019
In 2016, coastal Alabama lawmakers battled politicians across the state over how to spend a $1 billion BP oil spill settlement. Hot rhetoric filled Statehouse chambers prompted by distrust from coastal Democrats and Republicans alike about a decision by Montgomery’s power brokers to funnel a lion’s share of the BP compensation to patch the state’s gaping budget holes. Fast forward to Saturday, and some of those same combatants are likely to be exchanging pleasantries and enjoying hors d’oeuvres together as they welcome in the new governor.
Source: An Alabama inauguration first: Ivey holding pre-event party at the beach | al.com
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Gulf State Park and The Lodge win state and national recognition | al.com

January 10, 2019
The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel, opened in November 2018 for guests, business meetings and conferences. The Lodge, operated by Valor Hospitality, offers 350 guest rooms and is part of a complex that includes two restaurants and a pool. According to General Manager Bill Bennett, bookings have been strong. “Reservation activity has been quite impressive for the new beachfront facility,” he said. “First and second quarter bookings are coming in at a record pace and should result in strong business levels for the entire park,” he said.
Source: Gulf State Park and The Lodge win state and national recognition | al.com

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