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Turkey Creek Greenway

City: Gulfport
County:
Harrison
Total acreage: 186.57 acres
Conservation method:
Donation
Date acquired: 2008-02-01

The Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain received this property thanks to a donation from the City of Gulfport, which acquired the property with funding provided by the Mississippi Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP), administered by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MS Department of Environmental Quality, and the Harrison County Board of Supervisors. The LTMCP will continue to seek properties for acquisition and conservation easement with the goal of creating and preserving a community greenway along Turkey Creek.

The 26.2-acre Plott property and 6 acre Evans property will also be a part of the greenway. The Plott property is a wet pine savanna habitat with 15 year-old longleaf pines. The wet pine savanna habitat is one of the most endangered ecosystems in the United States. The Evans property offers a link to the Airport trail.