Monday, March 27, 2017 - 10:15am
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (WFF) has recently opened a new boat landing on the Conecuh River near Pollard, Ala. The new landing is approximately 9 miles south of the city of Brewton, Ala., on the west side of the river near the end of Pollard Road.
The new facility includes a 15-foot-wide launching slab and concrete parking lot for 17 truck and trailer rigs and is fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. During the summer of 2017, the parking lot will be striped to designate parking spaces. Escambia County will handle routine maintenance of the facility.
The new boat landing was needed due to a lack of modern facilities in the area and a growing demand for additional access on the Conecuh River. WFF secured the property near the town of Pollard from the Escambia County Commission to construct the new facility.
The project was funded by the Sportfish Restoration Program, which is supported through excise taxes on the sale of outboard motor fuel, fishing equipment, and the sale of state fishing licenses. For more information about this and other ADCNR public boating access areas, visit http://boatramps.dcnr.alabama.gov/ or call the WFF Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.