Alabama Department of Conservation

jumping carp


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Conservation officials say they believe that an invasive fish species famous for jumping at boaters hasn't spread into most Alabama waters. 

A release by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says silver carp were first found in state waters about five years ago. But so far studies have shown the species is limited mainly to north Alabama's Pickwick and Wheeler reservoirs.


ATHENS, Ala. (AP) — Alabama investigators say a man kept a caged "attack squirrel" in his apartment and fed it methamphetamine to ensure it stayed aggressive.

The News Courier reports authorities are seeking 35-year-old Mickey Paulk on multiple charges including possession of a controlled substance.

Law enforcement was warned of the animal prior to executing a search warrant of the Athens home Monday.

Alabama Coastal Clean Up Starts This Weekend

Sep 14, 2018

Alabama’s gulf coast is going to get a bit of a facelift this weekend with the help of some volunteers. A-P-R student reporter Jhala Clark has details…

This weekend is the annual Alabama Coastal Clean Up. It is being put on by PALs and the Alabama Department of Conservation. Volunteers will be removing trash from the coast by walking, boating and scuba diving in 31 different zones in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Angela Underwood is the state coordinator for the Alabama Coastal Cleanup. She says this project is just a fraction of a larger international cleanup effort.