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Blount Property

County: Hancock
Total acreage: 1.0 acres
Conservation method:
Donation
Date acquired: 11/07/2003

The property is a series of lots, providing green space within a residential subdivision. It provides valuable habitat for a wide variety of native plants including live oak (Quercus virginiana), slash pine (Pinus elliottii), water oak (Quercus nigra), sweetbay (Magnolia virginiana), yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera), seaside goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens), various other goldenrod species (Solidago spp.), woolly rosette grass (Dichanthelium scabriusculum), velvet panicum (Dichanthelium scoparium), saw greenbrier (Smilax bona-nox), sawtooth blackberry (Rubus argutus), largeleaf pennywort (Hydrocotyle bonariensis), and erect centella (Centella erecta), as well as habitat to a wide variety of animals indigenous to maritime forests.

It provides scenic value, and includes wetlands that provide wildlife habitat, buffer against storms, attenuate floodwaters, control erosion, and protect water quality by acting as filters of a wide range of pollutants.

The site is in close proximity to Bayou La Croix and MS Department of Marine Resources Coastal Preserves properties.