Snowbirds are a vital part of South Baldwin County’s economy, generating millions of dollars in local revenue. Our winter guests usually stay for a four-month extended vacation, but because of the oil spill, “snowbird scouts” are coming down before the massive migration to check out beach conditions.
Scouts from Michigan have already arrived at Gulf State Park…they’re checking out the oil spill impact and reporting their findings back to their snowbird friends back home. So far…the reports are solid and promising. Gulf State Park officials say within the next few weeks, they’ll be at 80 percent capacity.
Snowbirds usually arrive in campers and R-V’s in November…and will stay at Gulf State Park until early April to avoid the brutally cold winter months in the Midwest.
See video here: http://www.wkrg.com/gulf_oil_spill/article/snowbirds-scouting-baldwin-countys-beaches/1202509/Nov-11-2010_5-43-pm/