Why TNC Selected This Site
Large gravel bars in this section of coastal plain river provide unique habitat for nesting turtles and birds. The river in this reach is home to numerous species of mussels that play key roles in maintaining good water quality. The location of this preserve also provides opportunities to work at a larger scale with partners and allows public access. Local agencies and individuals are managing Perry Lakes Park adjacent to this preserve helping to protect a larger area.
What TNC is Doing
Plans are underway for the completion of a recreational park adjacent to the preserve and The Nature Conservancy serves on the board that will manage this park. Plans include the building of public accessible nature trails, picnic area, and a canoe launch.