The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will hold the 2009 Outdoor Alabama Expo at Oak Mountain State Park in Birmingham on Saturday, May 2, 2009. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., and offers the public a chance to experience the natural wonders of Alabama in the state’s largest state park. Admission is free.
The Outdoor Alabama Expo is a family friendly event where participants will enjoy outdoor recreation and learn about conservation through a variety of exhibits, presentations and hands-on activities. Experts will help introduce newcomers to activities such as birding, fishing, boating safety, shooting sports, rock climbing and wildlife watching.
Other activities Expo visitors will enjoy include a fish touch-tank containing live fish and other aquatic species from the Gulf, a guided nature walk and boating safety activities.
“The Expo provides a unique opportunity for the public to experience Alabama’s natural resources in a festival-like atmosphere,” said Barnett Lawley, ADCNR Commissioner. “The event is free and open to the public so we invite everyone to come be a part of it.”
Retail and non-profit organizations are encouraged to participate in the Outdoor Alabama Expo as well. Vendor space is free to non-profit organizations and $75 for retail vendors. Tents, tables and chairs are available for rental to all vendors. Space is limited. For more information potential vendors can contact Kenny Johnson, Expo Vendor Coordinator, at (334) 262-3151.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com