Participate in this survey to help improve Gulf State Park!
The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete and includes two
sections – a mapping activity and a multiple-choice/text based survey. This survey is
part of the Gulf State Park Restoration Project. If you want to take the text based survey directly by skipping the mapping activity,
please click here
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Project Overview & Background
What is the Gulf State Park Restoration Project?
The Gulf State Park Restoration Project is about improving the economic and
environmental sustainability of Gulf State Park. Gulf State Park is one of
Alabama’s most cherished assets; it preserves more than 6,000 acres of
pristine coastal scenery and wildlife habitat and has more than 600,000
annual visitors. The Office of the Governor of Alabama and Alabama Department of
Conservation and Natural Resources have established an ambitious goal for
Gulf State Park to become “an international benchmark for environmental and
economic sustainability, demonstrating best practices for outdoor recreation,
education, and hospitable accommodations.”
5 Restoration Project Components
Launched through an $85.5 million allocation of early restoration dollars from
BP to compensate for lost recreational use visits to the park during the Deepwater Horizon
oil spill, the project includes 5 key components:
1) enhancing the visitor experience,
2) restoring the dunes,
3) building an environmental information center,
4) creating a research and education center, and
5) rebuilding a lodge at Gulf State Park.
The overarching vision is for every visitor to be able to connect with nature.
Role of the Master Plan
The Gulf State Park Master Plan will provide the context and overarching vision
for Gulf State Park, integrating the proposed restoration project components
with existing park elements. The Master Plan will also suggest opportunities
for additional improvements to enhance the park’s potential to become a
one-of-a-kind environmental and education destination on the Gulf Coast.