The Fight to Save Okefenokee Swamp Continues

Photo by: Timothy J Carroll

Okefenokee Swamp is at risk because of a Federal regulatory rollback. Twin Pines Minerals plans to dig a 740-acre titanium mine adjacent to the Trail Ridge which forms the eastern boundary of the Okefenokee Refuge. They’re owned by the ironically named biomass company Georgia Renewable Energy.

Send a message to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division Director, Richard Dunn, today!

We should protect Okefenokee at all costs from extractive, polluting corporations.

Check out additional points to include in your message below. Make an even bigger impact by personalizing your message. Tell Director Dunn what the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge means to you.

Raise your voice today and join the fight to protect the Okefenokee!

Personalize your comment using any of the points mentioned below:

  • The Okefenokee is one of the Earth’s largest intact freshwater ecosystems, the most extensive blackwater wetlands in North America and one of Georgia’s Seven Natural Wonders.
  • Okefenokee is a key economic driver in both Georgia and northeast Florida. It’s visited by almost 400,000 people and contributes more than $64 million to local economies every year.
  • Okefenokee is the largest U.S. National Wildlife Refuge, serving as sanctuary for 233 species of birds, 64 species of reptiles, 49 species of mammals, 39 species of fish, and 37 species of amphibians. Some of these species are on the brink of extinction.

Putting national treasures at risk for corporate profit is simply unacceptable.