The urgent fight to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining is burning brightly in Georgia right now, but we need your help to stoke the fire. To help advocates like you get FIRED UP about the issue, Georgia River Network is hosting a community backyard bonfire event: Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party.
Come out to support the cause and enjoy live music by Rob Jordan’s band Five & Dime, a low-country boil and refreshments provided by Fire Maker Brewing, Molson Coors and Terrapin Beer Co. while communing with fellow advocates around a huge Christmas tree bonfire. If you’re lucky, before the night is over you just might find the baby in the King Cake and be crowned King or Queen of Mardi Gras!
Also, be sure to purchase tickets for the High Country Kayak Raffle. The drawing will take place at 7:15 p.m. during the event but you need not be present to win! The winner will be announced live in-person at the event and on Georgia River Network’s social media channels.
This event will take place smack dab in the middle of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s public comment period for Twin Pines, LLC’s mining permit application. After you get your tickets, be sure to click the button to submit your comment to the EPD. If you want to learn more about the issue and get help crafting your comment, click here.
Don’t miss out on the fun: