Mile markers coming to creeks and river

Sheriff's Office teams up to mark waterways to better provide help in case of emergency

The Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff's Office has teamed with Alabama Scenic River Trail and the city of Brewton to place mile markers along Big Escambia Creek, Murder Creek and Burnt Corn Creek to aid possible rescue efforts for kayakers, canoers and floaters who will soon be hitting the waterways as warm weather arrives.

Sheriff Heath Jackson said the goal is to label all waterways in the county, using a GPS mapping system developed by Jacksonville State University, to set the mile markers on trees along creek beds.

Sheriff Jackson told the Escambia County Commission Monday that each summer th...

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