Fannye Cook Natural Area
Signs of spring during a recent tour of the Fannye Cook Natural Area. The Natural Area, currently closed to the public except for private tours, is located on 2,700 acres along the banks of the Pearl River in Flowood. The land was donated to Wildlife Mississippi by MDOT through a wetlands mitigation program to offset losses of wetlands from previous road construction projects in the Pearl River Basin. Wildlife Mississippi is hard at work on preparations to open the Natural Area to the public. This beautiful space will be a haven for walkers, runners, bird watchers, and nature enthusiasts. There are also plans to add a much-needed kayak and/or boat launch at the location. According to MDOT, this will be Mississippi's largest urban natural area, with more than 820,000 people living within 60 miles of the site.
9/12/2018 11:33:21 am
I would like to get in contact with the person in charge of leading the group to clean up David Felder
9/25/2018 01:30:37 pm
when will this location be open? It's been 2 years since the land was donated, and large ceremony took place. A little clearing and thinning has occured but not much else.
9/25/2018 01:41:18 pm
Wildlife Mississippi is managing the location and could give you an estimated date. www.wildlifemiss.org.
3/27/2021 07:51:30 pm
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