The Okefenokee Swamp is threatened by a titanium dioxide mine.

The Okefenokee Protection Alliance, a coalition of more than 40 organizations, is leading the effort to protect the largest blackwater wetland in North America. At stake is an incomparable 440,000-acre ecosystem, two rivers and a wilderness destination that records as many as 700,000 annual visits.

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THE SWAMP

Learn about this irreplaceable and fragile international treasure, the rivers it sustains and the recreational opportunities found within this wild place.

Save the Swamp

PROTECT

A titanium dioxide mine threatens the Okefenokee Swamp and more than 700 jobs that area tourism supports. Learn what’s at stake and what you can do to save the Swamp.

Okefenokee alligators by Tom Wilson

ENDANGERED

Due to the direct threat of mining, American Rivers named the Okefenokee Swamp and St. Marys River to its Most Endangered Rivers List for 2020.

Twin Pines Minerals LLC Mining Proposal Update as of January 2023:

On January 19, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division released Twin Pines Minerals LLC’s draft Mining Land Use Plan (Draft Plan) and opened the 60-day public commenting period – allowing concerned citizens and Swamp advocates to voice their concerns and opposition to Twin Pines’ mining proposal. Additionally, Georgia EPD is allowing comments through two scheduled virtual public meetings on February 21 and 23 at 6 PM EST.

Please register for one of the two meetings here: https://gaepd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2DroBrvkTZGU_4OsogtPSQ

There is a capacity of 1,000 people per meeting and it is excepted that they will both reach capacity.

More information on the Draft Plan can be found at: https://epd.georgia.gov/twin-pines

Please submit your comments on the Draft Plan and your support for the Okefenokee Swamp via email to: twinpines.comment@dnr.ga.gov

Or via mail to:

Land Protection Branch
4244 International Parkway, Atlanta Tradeport, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354

 

Need help crafting your comments?

Please see the Okefenokee Protection Alliance’s Okefenokee Talking Points on the Resources page.