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Cay Creek Wetlands Center is Midway jewel
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Wetlands support a high diversity of plants far in excess of what would be predicted when considering the relative land area they occupy.
Although wetlands comprise 5 percent of the land area of the continental United States, more 30 percent of the nation's vascular flora occurs in wetlands.  
Liberty County's Cay Creek Wetlands, along the renowned Liberty Trail, offers the public a one of a kind chance to be able to learn about and enjoy the area's most diversified exquisite site. In Midway, take Highway 84 east from Highway 17 just over two miles until you reach Charlie Butler Road. Turn right and drive approximately two tenths of a mile until you see the Cay Creek Wetlands gate on your right.
The wetlands offer numerous examples of vegetation such as cypress, oak and bay trees along with a copious magnolias, palmettos and palm varieties. The vicinity bestows on its environment abundant assortments of flora and fauna.
The wetland's exciting milieu includes many species of slithering reptiles, creepy-crawly insects, beautifully colorful feathered friends whose songs make the area a tranquil place for relaxation, mammals and amphibians. This attraction is like having an animal sanctuary in a city.
A boardwalk runs through the wetlands offering an extraordinary view of the natural wildlife while at the same time uncovering the remains of the old rice growing culture scampering over irrigation channels. You will also see the remnants of waterways that were used for growing the rice throughout the locale. The production of rice was widespread in the area during the 19th century.
Each ecological unit in the wetlands has an unambiguous mannerism that adds to its quality, but its excellence is what makes the area a place wanted to be seen over and over again.
An interpretive center was designed to accommodate displays and give informative history of the Cay Creek Wetlands and will be coming to the Liberty Trail attraction very soon. We must also remember that wetlands are important elements of ecology because they serve as the link between land and water resources. Wetlands protection programs are most effective when coordinated with other surface-water and ground-water protection programs and with other resource management programs, such as flood control, water supply, protection of fish and wildlife, recreation, control of storm water, and non-point source pollution.
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