Tumble Creek Preserve in Washington County started with 20 acres of land
donated by Marianna Audubon when they disbanded in 2000. Subsequent additions
were purchased with the help of the Richard Jennings Estate, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, Jelks Family Foundation and the Gulf Power Foundation. The
Bay County Conservancy purchased 10 more adjacent acres in 2009, 15 acres in
2013 and 10 acres in 2015, for a total of approximately 92 acres of
conservation land. The preserve consists of uplands with longleaf pine and
turkey oak and wiregrass, with a stream running through it that has sphagnum
moss bogs and wetland vegetation. It eventually connects with the Econfina
Creek, thus protecting part of our watershed.
Tumble Creek Preserve is located about 38 miles north of Lynn Haven, west
of Highway 231. It includes a short walking trail that crosses the creek.