Birmingham Roebuck Springs habitat for the endangered Watercress darter to be restored

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Freshwater Land Trust’s Jeffery Drummond, photo from the Freshwater Land Trust

This week, the Freshwater Land Trust breaks ground on a restoration project at Roebuck Springs in Don Hawkins Park. The project will improve and restore the home of the Watercress darter, one of the rarest fish on planet earth.

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The Black Warrior waterdog, nicknamed the “Alabama mudpuppy” is now federally protected

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Black Warrior Waterdog, photo by Mark Bailey

According to a news release by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the Black Warrior waterdog, nicknamed the Alabama mudpuppy, a large aquatic salamander found only in the Black Warrior River Basin, is now a federally protected species.

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