Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge


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Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

Address:12295 State Hwy 180
Gulf Shores, AL 36542

Phone:251-540-7720
Fax:251-540-7301
Web: www.fws.gov/bonsecour
Established: 1980.
Location:50 miles west of Pensacola, Florida, and 50 miles southeast of Mobile, Alabama, in the town of Gulf Shores.
Facilities:Trails.
Activities:Canoeing, fishing, hiking.
Special Features:Loggerhead and green sea turtles nest on the refuge's beaches between mid-May and mid-August.
Habitats: 7,000 acres of coastal lands, including beaches with sand dunes, scrub forest, fresh and saltwater marshes, freshwater swamps, and uplands.
Access: Open year round during daylight hours.
Wild life: Endangered Alabama beach mouse, green and loggerhead turtles, ospreys, herons, pelicans, shorebirds, raccoon, coyote, flying squirrels, six-lined racerunner.

See other parks in Alabama.
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12 /PRNewswire/ -- Spectrum Resorts recently hosted a group of 14 officials, employees and volunteers of the National Wildlife Refuge Association and the Fish and Wildlife Association, including Evan Hirsche, president of the NWRA, during a tour to survey the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
While visiting The Beach Club in Gulf Shores, Spectrum Resorts General Manager Kathleen Williams presented Hirsche with a check for $1,000 to service the needs of the organization through the Friends of the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge group.
The Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Alabama's Gulf Coast was established in 1980 to preserve more than five miles (eight kilometers) of intact coastal strand, one of the most imperiled and dynamic habitats in the country.
As the sun sets over Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge on Alabama's Gulf Coast, the silhouettes of the sea oats that grow on the frontal dunes, swinging slightly in the wind, stand in a breathtaking contrast to the deep red of the sky.
WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Wildlife Refuge Association (NWRA) has announced the award of a $3,000 grant to the Friends of Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) in Gulf Shores, Alabama, for a project to stabilize the refuge's fragile sand dunes and attempt to keep oil out of fragile wetlands.
A portion from each purchase will be donated to the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge in Gulf Shores, Ala.
The resort experience, coupled with the area's many attractions, such as the Tanger Outlet Center and other quaint shops, the Naval Air Museum, historic Fort Morgan, the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, exceptional golf courses and great night life should "give visitors plenty of reasons to look forward to vacationing along Alabama's Gulf Coast," said Williams.