This information was retrieved from the Freshwater Land Trust, an organization which held the property that was deeded to PARA in the creation of Hurricane Creek Park. According to the history available on their website:
In 2009, a 250-acre nature preserve was established by Tuscaloosa County along Hurricane Creek, providing an excellent anchor for further land conservation and public recreation. The FWLT is working to further those efforts by working to preserve future sites within this important watershed. The Hurricane Creek Watershed, a destination for wildflower enthusiasts, is extremely important because it has incredible plant diversity noted by famed Alabama botanist, Roland Harper, in the early 1900s. It also contains four rare plant species on Alabama’s Species Watch List.