Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]

Carnivorous Plants: Biodiversity in Your Backyard

You may have heard about carnivorous plants like the Venus flytrap. Let’s admit it, that alien look they have: it’s fascinating and a bit spooky! Perfect for the Halloween season, but luckily only insects need to beware! Carnivorous plants get most of their nutrients from the insects they consume. That’s why they sometimes grow in […]

carnivorous plants: roundleaf sundew

Ghost Forests: A Tangible Sign of the Climate Crisis

What is a Ghost Forest? The climate crisis is killing coastal forests at an alarming rate and leaving watery graves behind. We’re in a race against time. As the climate warms, sea levels are rising. Storms, droughts, flooding, and fires are growing in frequency and intensity. One of the clearest indicators that we’re in trouble […]

9 Facts You Didn’t Know About Wetland Forests

Wetland forests are swamps. They’re areas where water floods the soil. This can either be during the whole year or varying periods of time throughout the year. Swamps are one of the most productive ecosystems in the world. They’re comparable to coral reefs and rainforests. They support wildlife and provide several important ecosystem services. Here […]

a clump of pitcher plants, found exclusively in wetland forests

A Critical Update in the Fight for Okefenokee Swamp

One of the first acts by former President Trump after he was newly elected was to issue an executive order to roll back protections afforded by the Clean Water Act of 1972. Seemingly overnight, the incredibly complex question of what constitutes the waters of the US (WOTUS) became the jurisdiction of Georgia’s modest Environmental Protection […]