In (date needed), retired Walnut Hill teacher and farmer Glynn Key put up $20,000 of seed money to help Escambia County government start a stormwater treatment project in the Jones Swamp wetland area. The initial funds were parlayed into grants from the Environmental Protection Agency that have been used to build a stormwater retention pond — which will filter pollutants from the creek before they enter Bayou Chico — as well as observation decks and a boardwalk near Navy Boulevard.
In May 2007, the Northwest Florida Water Management District awarded a $500,000 grant to the County to help restore the wetland habitat by removing levees that straightened Jones Creek and drained the swamp.
- "A dream come true." Pensacola News Journal, July 8, 2007.
- "Grant to help restore swamp," Pensacola News Journal, June 23, 2007.