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Conservation groups, state agencies, Selma to cut ribbon on Selma Landing renovation

Funds provided through the many partners were used to remove the silt from the basin and install new floating docks.

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A partnership of conservation groups, state agencies and private partners will cut the ribbon on a new boat launch, transient docks, and a tournament pavilion in Selma at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9. 

This partnership includes the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), Innovate Alabama, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF), B.A.S.S., Alabama Power, the Alabama Association of Resource Conservation and Development Councils (ALA-TOM RC&D Councils), and the City of Selma.

The Selma Landing has been inoperable due to siltation build-up in the landing basin. Boats could not get in and out of the landing as a result. Funds provided through the many partners were used to remove the silt from the basin and install new floating docks.

Tim Wood, AWF 1st Vice President from Selma, worked tirelessly on this basin project. After work was well underway, Wood and AWF identified the benefit of having a pavilion at the landing that could be used with local and regional fishing tournaments and ultimately promote increased expenditure of recreational dollars in Selma and the Black Belt region.

AWF, Alabama Power, B.A.S.S., and the ALA-TOM RC&D Council teamed up to support the tournament pavilion’s construction.

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