On this day in Alabama history: Forever Wild acquired Turkey Creek tract

On this day in Alabama history: Forever Wild acquired Turkey Creek tract
Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. (Phil Free / Alabama NewsCenter)

December 15, 2004

Forever Wild acquired a 466-acre tract at Turkey Creek Nature Preserve on Dec. 15, 2004. The preserve runs along Turkey Creek in Pinson and is home to three endangered species of fish plus a population of endangered flattened musk turtles. The protected land is co-owned by Alabama’s Forever Wild Land Trust and the Jefferson County Commission. The falls on Turkey Creek have been used for recreation and picnicking since the 1870s.

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