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.

Okefenokee alligators by Tom Wilson


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

Save the Swamp


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


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 2022:

Changes to the Clean Water Act regulations enacted in early 2020 have enabled Twin Pines Minerals LLC to bypass the federal wetlands permitting process and any federal environmental oversight of the mining proposal. Now, the fate of the mine hinges on decisions made by Georgia leaders and the state’s Environmental Protection Division as they consider five environmental permits the company must secure to begin operations. Get more details at our Resources page.