17 Reasons We Must Protect The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

The iconic Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge needs our help. It was established in 1937 as a breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Yet, this designation hasn’t stopped corporations from trying to extract its natural resources. Since 2019, Twin Pines Minerals, LLC has sought to operate a heavy mineral mine at the doorstep of […]

7 Facts You Didn’t Know About The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is a unique natural wonder in Southeastern Georgia. The Okefenokee Swamp is a 438,000-acre wetland. It straddles the Georgia–Florida line. It’s considered the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Marys Rivers. The Fish and Wildlife Service owns and runs the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. They partner with third parties, like […]

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Statement: Victory in the Okefenokee Swamp

We’ve had a significant win in the struggle to stop a mining operation near the Okefenokee Swamp. These iconic wetland forests are once again protected under the Clean Water Act due to the reversal of a Trump-era rule that gave permitting control to the states. The state level permitting process came to a halt when […]

Protect the Okefenokee Swamp Permanently

The Okefenokee Swamp is in trouble—again. Yes, we’ve seen this story before: unscrupulous, out-of-state corporate interests want to risk permanent harm to the swamp so they can make nonessential products. Twin Pines Minerals wants to: Install a 740-acre heavy mineral sand mine on the Trail Ridge. That ridge acts as a critical retaining wall for […]

A Critical Update in the Fight for Okefenokee Swamp

One of the first acts by former President Trump after he was newly elected was to issue an executive order to roll back protections afforded by the Clean Water Act of 1972. Seemingly overnight, the incredibly complex question of what constitutes the waters of the US (WOTUS) became the jurisdiction of Georgia’s modest Environmental Protection […]