In the News
Wolf Creek Water Quality
How's the water on Wolf Creek? Check out our flowrate and water quality real-time data at this link.
WSGS water quality instrumentation on Wolf Creel has been moved to the Doc McDuffie Road Bridge.
Rare Plants Found in Graham Creek Nature Preserve
Leslie Lassiter, Gena Todia, Fred Nation and Tommy Patteron recently visited the Graham Creek Nature Preserve to walk several large wetlands areas. Gena and Fred are well known for identification of plants. Tommy is a photographer with the Wolf Bay Watershed Watch.
First discovery was of Peltandra saggitifolia, white spoonflower. It is listed as imperiled in Alabama with 5 known populations. Our population of this plant is likely the largest in the state. Fred Nation will be notifying the appropriate people so our population can be officially documented. It is currently growing upstream of the proposed canoe launch area.
Another discovery was of Mashallia tenuifolia, Barbara's buttons, which is a rare wildflower. The site also contains Sarrencia leucophylla, white topped pitcher plants, Sarrencia purpurea, purple pitcher plants, and a rare natural hybrid of the two, Sarrenica x mitchelliana. The experts believe the site may contain many rare species and in large populations.
Click here to view photos of plants in Graham Creek Nature Preserve taken by Tommy Patterson.
Wolf Bay Watershed Watch Receives Grant From Gulf of Mexico Alliance
Outstanding Alabama Water
Wolf Bay Declared "Outstanding Alabama Water" by ADEM and US EPA
On April 20, 2007 the Alabama Environmental Management Commission voted unanimously to add the use classification of “Outstanding Alabama Water” to Wolf Bay from the Intracoastal Waterway to Moccasin Bayou in Baldwin County.
We have some "Performa" to go before the State Attorney General signs, but the "quest is nearly over". Thanks to all for your hard work and dedication in this effort!!
Pictures of Mashallia tenuifolia,
Pictures of Peltandra saggitifolia,