By DAVID RAINER, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Thankfully, with a few exceptions, Alabama State Parks remain open during the COVID-19 restrictions.
And as diligent as always, our park rangers are on duty to deal with any situation that might arise with everything from a welcoming wave and helpful hand to rescuing park visitors in peril.
That peril was particularly apparent last December when a line of storms started moving through north Alabama.
Joe Wheeler State Park Ranger Ryan Robertson was on patrol on December 16, 2019, while Ranger David Barr had the day off, or so he thought.
“That afternoon, we had some pretty volatile weather,” Barr said. “Ryan was running duty, and I stopped him at the boat ramp and told him I would be home if it got bad.”
It got bad...
Special Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced for Youth, Veterans and Active Military Personnel
The Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) has designated Saturday, November 23, 2019, as one of the 2019-2020 hunting season’s Special Youth, Veteran and Active Military Personnel Waterfowl Hunting Days. The second of the two special waterfowl hunting days is scheduled for February 8, 2020.
On those days...
ALDOT To Repair I-65N River Bridge
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
The public is invited to a celebration of the United States Constitution on September 18, 2019, at the historic McCandless Hall at Athens State University. The event is hosted by Athens State University and the John Wade Keyes DAR. The festivities will begin...