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Outdoor Alabama Expo Scheduled for March 25 at Madison County Lake
March 01, 2006
The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources in conjunction with the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel kicks off the first of three Outdoor Alabama Expos with the first expo at Madison County Public Fishing Lake in Huntsville, Ala. on March 25, 2006 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. The expos celebrate the 2006 Year of Outdoor Alabama.
The Outdoor Alabama Expo is a hands-on event for every member of the family. Participants can enjoy outdoor recreation and learn about conservation through a variety of how-to sessions. Experts will help introduce newcomers to activities such as fishing, rock climbing and wildlife watching. All equipment is provided, and admission is free.
“We are thrilled that Alabama Bureau of Tourism designated 2006 as the Year of Outdoor Alabama and partnered with us to offer three Outdoor Alabama Expos. Considering the time pressures on today’s family, we are helping families connect while they enjoy exciting adventures together,” says Barnett Lawley, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Commissioner. “Attending an Outdoor Alabama Expo is a great outing for families, and it’s free.”
Fishing will be the spotlighted event at the March 25 expo. For example, a portion of
“Nature-based recreation is a significant part of tourism in our state,” says Lee Sentell, director of the Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel. “We encourage residents and travelers to visit one of the Outdoor Alabama Expos in 2006 and learn a new outdoor activity.”
Additional activities offered at the expo include a rock-climbing wall, archery activities, a laser-shot course, as well as informational exhibits from a variety of tourism organizations including the North Alabama Birding Trail.
Regional Expos Culminate with the Outdoor
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“It will attract visitors from across the state and the Southeast,” says Sentell. “The
Alabama’s natural resources provide a variety of benefits such as clean air and water, habitats for wildlife and unlimited opportunities for outdoor adventure and recreation. The economic benefit is valuable to
The Alabama Bureau of Tourism & Travel is mandated by the Alabama Legislature to attract tourists to the state. According to the Center for Business and Economic Development at
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes the statewide stewardship and enjoyment of
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