About the Fenholloway River

Roseate Spoonbills flying at the Fenholloway RiverThe Fenholloway River is a small, black water stream located near Perry, Florida. The river’s watershed – approximately 392 square miles – contains wooded wetlands in the upland and coastal marshes in the lowland. Sandy soils dominate the landscape. The San Pedro Bay wetland area in northeast Taylor County is the headwaters for the 36-mile-long river. The stream discharges into the Gulf of Mexico. Foley Cellulose’s cellulose manufacturing mill is located near the Fenholloway and discharges treated effluent into the river under state and federal permits. The company is working with regulatory agencies and private scientists to address color, salinity, nutrient and dissolved oxygen concerns. Foley Cellulose’s goal is for the river and near-shore Gulf waters to meet all water quality standards.