Linwood Grierson Nature Preserve

City: Escatawpa
Total acreage: 1.6 acres
Conservation method:
Date acquired: 2007-10-01

Gary and Twila Lee donated six contiguous parcels near the Pascagoula River to the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain in honor of Mr. Lee’s longtime friend Linwood Grierson. It was Grierson who inspired Mr. Lee to donate the property. In his first-ever letter to the editor, Mr. Grierson talked about the wildlife he has seen, from the time he was a boy growing up on the Pascagoula River until the present time. He observed in his letter Somebody must be doing something right. I’ve never seen such abundance of wildlife in my entire life.