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.
Learn about this irreplaceable and fragile international treasure, the rivers it sustains and the recreational opportunities found within this wild place.
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.
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. The comment period closes on Monday, March 20. More information on the Draft Plan can be found at: https://epd.georgia.gov/twin-pines.
Please click the button below to submit your comments by March 20!
Or via mail to:
Land Protection Branch
4244 International Parkway, Atlanta Tradeport, Suite 104
Atlanta, GA 30354
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Please see the Okefenokee Protection Alliance’s Okefenokee Talking Points on the Resources page.