The Okefenokee Swamp is threatened by a titanium mine

The Okefenokee Protection Alliance is leading the effort to protect the largest blackwater wetland in North America, 438,000 acres of wilderness and a destination for more than 600,000 visitors annually.

Okefenokee alligators by Tom Wilson


There’s more alligators in the Okefenokee than there are people in 45 of Georgia’s 159 counties. Learn about this international natural treasure and the rivers that it feeds.

Save the Swamp


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

Okefenokee alligators by Tom Wilson


The Okefenokee Swamp and St. Marys River named to American Rivers Most Endangered Rivers List for 2020.

Twin Pines Minerals LLC Mining Proposal Update as of Dec. 4, 2020:

Changes to rules within the federal Clean Water Act enacted earlier this year have enabled Twin Pines Mineral 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.