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Helpful Tips & Knowledge About Alabama's Beaches
Leave Only Footprints
Around fifteen years ago, community leaders realized we had a serious problem. The sea turtles weren’t nesting like they used to and the harmony of our local sea life and wildlife were imbalanced. We were met with a challenge on how to balance beach fun for people with a healthy ecosystem for wildlife. Together, our two communities, area business and concerned citizens organized in 2007 to create a beach sustainability program to protect our valuable natural assets. In 2015, the Beach Litter program was added to further protect the health and safety of the beach, surrounding waters, animals and, of course, beachgoers. Below are the beach rules and regulations established to help protect & maintain Alabama's Beaches.
Share the Beach
Share the Beach follows US Fish and Wildlife Service's protocols under the endangered species recovery permit. Those who volunteer to patrol the beach, educate the public and school groups, conduct late-night observations, and assist with supply and equipment preparations. These efforts help ensure the protection of sea turtles.
Ecotourism in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach
Gulf Shores and Orange Beach remains a beautiful and fun destination for tourists and residents alike as a result of continued sustainability and ecotourism initiatives.