ExxonMobil Ecological Bayou Boardwalk
The ExxonMobil Ecological Bayou Boardwalk through the Dwight Harrigan Bayou Preserve at Bellingrath Gardens and Home reopened in May 2007 with 15 new educational interpretive panels. The 1,600 foot boardwalk, which first opened October 5, 1996, was made possible from generous donations from the ExxonMobil Foundation and Dwight Harrigan of Scotch Lumber in Fulton, Alabama.
The ExxonMobil Foundation also funded the recent restoration of damage caused by Hurricanes Ivan and Katrina along with the new interpretive graphic panels. The interpretive panels were created by Robert Dixon of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab with illustrations by Kyle Weis. The panels give visitors information about the ecology, history, animals and plants of the Fowl River watershed.
Please make sure that your next visit to Bellingrath Gardens and Home includes a walk along the Ecological Boardwalk!