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Perdido Basin

The Perdido Bay Focus Area encompasses approximately 772,486 acres in eastern Baldwin County, and a small portion of western Escambia County, Alabama and western Santa Rosa County, Florida. The Perdido River is the major waterway in this focus area, emptying into the Perdido Bay. Other waterbodies contained within this focus area include Wolf Bay, a portion of the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and numerous smaller bays, bayous, and coves. Species that may benefit from habitat restoration in this area are Perdido Key beach mice, manatees, migratory birds (shorebirds, wading birds, waterfowl, neotropical migratory songbirds, etc.) and anadromous fish (Gulf sturgeon, Alabama shad, and striped bass).

Perdido Basin Projects

Graham Creek Park Enhancement

Graham Creek Park in Baldwin County, Alabama consists of 484 acres of forested bottomland wetlands, pine savannah, longleaf pine forest, open fields, and Graham Creek and other tributaries. The park was opened to the public in 2009. Amenities include a canoe launch, pavilion, and several miles of trails. Recreational opportunities include hiking, bird watching, botanizing, paddling, biking, and picnicking.

An inventory documented hundreds of different species occurring in the Park, including several rare and uncommon species. The Park, though, has a problem with invasive (exotic) species (nine documented, to date).

The purpose of this Cooperative Agreement was to assist the City of Foley with the necessary funding for invasive species removal and appropriate prescribed burning at Graham Creek Park.

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Last updated: May 5, 2021