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Memories Fish Camp Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

Posted on: Feb 26th, 2024 | News and Announcementsfeatured newsPress Releases

Memories Fish Camp Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting

MOBILE COUNTY, Ala. – Commissioner Randall Dueitt was joined by members of the Norris Family, numerous elected officials, and Fowl River community members to celebrate the opening of Memories Fish Camp on Feb. 23 with an official ribbon cutting and picnic lunch.

Memories Fish Camp provides a place for individuals to access Fowl River and enjoy the area's beauty. The renovations included the demolition of existing structures, electrical upgrades, parking enhancements, bulkhead improvements, a new boat ramp, a new dock, and an ADA-accessible kayak launch.

“This is a day to celebrate,” said Mobile County Commission President Randall Dueitt. “We are continuing our efforts to improve public access to waterfront amenities through Mobile County’s Parks Initiative. Our efforts to restore and revitalize Memories Fish Camp will only enhance the quality of life for the folks in this area. I’m honored that we were able to make a difference,” said Commissioner Dueitt, who represents District 3, where the property is located.

Mobile County Commission purchased the property from the long-time owners, the Norris Family, in 2019. Moffat Nichol completed engineering and design for construction and renovation. The construction contract was awarded to J. Hunt Enterprises. The renovations took approximately four months to complete.

Memories Fish Camp was fully funded by the Gulf of Mexico Energy and Security Act (GOMESA) at $635,000. Coastal counties (Mobile and Baldwin) and the State of Alabama receive funds from this revenue source that can be aimed toward Coastal restoration, conservation, and protection projects, which include public access-to-water projects that are central to the Mobile County Parks Initiative. Other Mobile County projects fueled by GOMESA funding include Escatawpa Hollow Park & Campground, Cedar Point Pier, Mobile County’s future golf course and waterfront park (the former Linksman), and Chickasabogue Park.

Memories Fish Camp is open to the public at large!

 

Additional Photos:

New dock

 

Picnic tables available for a nice lunch

 

ADA-accessible kayak launch

 

The Norris Family speaking to the crowd

 

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