Project Leader Donald Imm and Partners for Fish and Wildlife Biologist Chris Metcalf receive a plaque for the Magnola Creek Watershed Fish Passage Project
Northwest Florida Project Selected for
America's Great Outoors Initiative
Last year, then-Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar identified river projects in 11 Southeast and Mid-Atlantic states under the America’s Great Outdoors Initiative. The Panama City Field Office is proud to announce the Magnolia Creek Watershed Fish Passage Project was selected to represent the state of Florida.
The Magnolia Creek system is a unique natural resource located within the Lafayette Creek drainage of the Choctawhatchee Bay Ecosystem in Northwest Florida. It harbors many fish, reptiles, and amphibians. The Magnolia Creek Watershed Fish Passage Project is a large contiguous watershed restoration effort. It involves a partnership between agencies and a willing private landowner to protect and restore 200 acres of floodplain habitat along a 15-mile corridor of Magnolia Creek. This effort supports fish and wildlife conservation, outdoor recreation, and improves the overall health of Lafayette Creek ecosystem.
This effort could not be possible without our partners: U.S. Forest Service, Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and M.C. Davis of Nokuse Plantation.