27 September 2007

Banks Lake NWR

Ok, next stop was at Banks Lake NWR, a natural mill pond created by tidal action. It's size was increased with the creation of a small dam by Joshua Lee in the 1800s, but it was later threatened by drainage by the E.D. Rivers estate in the 1970s to harvest the trees in the lake. The Nature Conservancy bought it in 1980, and it was turned into a NWR in 1985. It is managed by the operators of the Okeefenokee swamp, a short distance to the east.
Below are growths seen in the lake.

How to build a boardwalk around trees

Marker for the home of E.D. Rivers
Marker for Joshua Lee

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