Shades Creek

In 2003, the Fresh­wa­ter Land Trust ini­ti­ated efforts to restore a seg­ment of Shades Creek near Mor­gan, Ala. The 40 acre tract had been sig­nif­i­cantly degraded by a pre­vi­ous landowner. The major impacts that had taken place on the site included ille­gal dredg­ing of a canal across the­neck of a mean­der bend and the estab­lish­ment of a thick privet cover over the site fol­low­ing an inten­sive log­ging oper­a­tion. Since then, we have worked to restore the area through privet removal, clos­ing of the canal and the plant­ing of native trees.