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Press Release

Emergency Regulation Protects Vital Grassbeds

June 09, 2006

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announces that an emergency regulation has been filed to restrict motorized vessels adjacent to Bird Island and Walker Island in the Perdido Pass/Bayou St. John area of Baldwin County. The regulation is needed to protect vital grassbeds in the area.

The regulation states:

(a) It shall be unlawful to operate a motorized vessel in the area designated by a series of signs erected adjacent to Bird Island and adjacent to Walker Island in the Perdido Pass/Bayou St. John area of Baldwin County. Vessels utilizing this area must either be paddled or push poled.

(b) Any person violating any of the provisions of this regulation shall be punished as provided by §33-5-62, Code of Alabama 1975.

The emergency rule became effective on June 9, 2006.

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