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Outdoor Alabama News

State Public Fishing Lakes Are Open

Eagle Awareness Weekends planned for January and February

Nominations for Alabama State Parks Sixth Annual Eagle Awards

New Artificial Reef Zone Honors Blankenship's Contributions

At the recent Alabama Wildlife Federation Governor’s Conservation Achievement Awards, Chris Blankenship didn’t know he would be one of those recognized for contributions to the vast natural resources Alabamians enjoy. Blankenship, Commissioner of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), received a proclamation from Governor Kay Ivey, designating an area off Dauphin Island as the Christopher M. Blankenship Artificial Reef Zone. The Blankenship Reef Zone covers 63 square miles offshore of Dauphin Island with water depths varying from 75 to 110 feet.…