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Sweetbay Hollow

City: Waveland
County:
Hancock
Total acreage: 1.1 acres
Conservation method:
Donation
Date acquired: 02/20/2004

The Sweetbay Hollow Nature Preserve provides excellent examples of southern mixed hardwood forest and bayhead swamp habitats that historically existed across much of coastal Mississippi. The property is also part of the maritime zone, the narrow band of land near the shoreline that is affected by the saline conditions of the Mississippi Sound, and as such, increases its value as a natural area worth protecting for future generations. The site includes an observation tower and trails for bird watching and enjoying the solitude of the preserve in an urban setting