Timeline for purchase of Walker's property
March 14, 2008: Scott Walker buys lot on Bay Sweep Circle on the water in Gulf Hills subdivision.
June 14, 2008: Walker receives permission from Jackson County to build an outbuilding before he builds a home. He builds neither.
March or April 2011: Judy Steckler with the Land Trust for the Mississippi Coastal Plain sees Green Herons in the Gulf Hills area and wants to find property to conserve.
June 10, 2011: Bill Walker, father of Scott Walker, signs off on a sub grant worksheet to give $210,000 to the Land Trust for "the development of green spaces, trails and restoration." It does not mention buying a lot on Bay Sweep Circle in Gulf Hills. He also signs the sub grant agreement with the Land Trust.
June 13, 2011: Steckler signs the sub grant agreement.
June 17, 2011: Land Trust sends a bill for $210,000 to the Mississippi Gulf Coast National Heritage Area and director Tina Shumate.
June 23, 2011: DMR business office receives the bill.
June 27, 2011: The payment is issued for $210,000 using $100,000 in Heritage money from the National Park Service and $110,000 from an account labeled "other."
June 2012: After learning it cannot use the Heritage funding source for a land purchase, DMR substitutes other funding for the purchase.