The Okefenokee Swamp is threatened by a titanium mine.
The Okefenokee Protection Alliance, a coalition of more than 30 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 attracts over 600,000 visitors annually.
Learn about this irreplaceable and fragile international treasure, the rivers it sustains and the recreational opportunities found within this wild place.
A titanium 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 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.