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Student anglers make fish habitats out of bamboo


Nearly a dozen students from fishing teams at three Alabama high schools had a hands-on learning opportunity on Tuesday, July 29, at Alabama Power’s General Service Complex near Calera.

They helped assemble bamboo fish attraction devices, or FADs, under the supervision of the company’s stewardship team. Alabama Power partnered with the Alabama Bass Trail to host the student workshop.


The students, from Gardendale, Hayden and Russellville high schools, created these FADs from environmentally friendly and naturally occurring materials.  Ground limestone and sand was used to create concrete, and invasive bamboo was harvested from Alabama Power property.

These FADs will be deployed to serve as artificial habitats for fish in areas lacking undercover brush, providing them with a safe environment and protection from the sun.
During the past decade, Alabama Power and community partners have built and deployed more than 56,000 FADs.

For more information about environmentally friendly efforts the company is involved in, visit



  • abeer_abeerAbeer M.J
    thanks @alabamapower ..i jest get the best customer service from one of your employees..and after a're wonderful
    2 months ago
    agent27641Marissa Wiles
    Power is back up! Thanks @alabamapower for the quick response! #customerservice #experience #awesome #repair
    2 months ago
    theprofspageMelinda Sears
    God bless @alabamapower!
    2 months ago
    mlusk227Mark Lusk
    @alabamapower thanks for the quick response. You folks are appreciated so much. Keep up the great work you are doing !
    2 months ago
    @alabamapower thanks for your hard work. Please be safe out tonight.
    2 months ago