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Sunny Days and Warm Temps Mean it’s Time to Hit the Water
March 19, 2007
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Alabama has an abundant amount of water resources when it comes to boating. Modern, freshwater boating access facilities statewide help make boating a safe and enjoyable experience at over 300 sites. The
Approximately two-to-three new boating access facilities are constructed each year. Most recent updates to existing facilities include the installation of courtesy docks at
This new courtesy dock at
Additionally, global positioning system data points (GPS) are available for many of the facilities. The GPS coordinates can be found on the Outdoor Alabama Web site at www.outdooralabama.com under individual boat ramp pages. Upkeep of all the facilities is necessary to maintain a safe and clean environment for boating enthusiasts. WFF’s boating access maintenance crew devote many man-hours to routine maintenance such as dock repair, parking lot renovation, and properly disposing of illegally dumped trash and garbage.
Also, plans are being developed for the construction of new facilities, dependant upon available funding. The WFF Boating Access Program is funded by revenue derived from hunting and fishing license sales which are used to match federal funding from the SportFish Restoration Program. Success of current legislature requesting an increase in license sales and boat registration fees will determine if new boating access facilities are built and existing facilities are sustained.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of