Weeks Bay and fringing salt marsh habitat next to the low forested wetland (swamp)
Weeks Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Administered under the Alabama Department of
Economic and Community Affairs, Coastal Programs, the Weeks Bay
Reserve provides a living laboratory for education and research
groups to learn about estuaries - the coastal areas where rivers
join the sea. In partnership with the federal government, the
agency's mission is the conservation of coastal resources in
Alabama. It provides leadership to promote informed management of
estuarine and coastal habitats through scientific understanding and
encourages good stewardship practices through partnerships, public
education, and outreach programs. Extended documentation includes
text, color photographs with descriptions, sixteen slides with
descriptions, maps, copies of
The Pelican Post newsletter,
a description of research projects, Weeks Bay brochures and
publications, flyers, newspaper coverage, and a video of Weeks Bay
Estuarine Research Reserve.
Originally submitted by: Sonny Callahan, Representative (1st District).
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