America’s Okefenokee Swamp is a world-renowned treasure. Spanning across 438,000 acres of southeast Georgia, the Okefenokee Swamp is the largest intact freshwater wetland in North America.
But right now, this unique landscape is threatened by a proposed titanium mine at the edge of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The operation by Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, could cause irreparable damage to the geological barrier that forms the swamp’s eastern border, endangering the integrity of the swamp’s complex water system.
Please take action to help stop this today.
Few areas can match the variety and abundance of wildlife in the Okefenokee, which hosts a wide range of habitats, from prairies and upland forests to waterways and cypress swamps. These diverse habitats support a multitude of species. Herons, wood storks, and white ibis frequent the swamp, along with more than 200 other bird species. The swamp is home to 60 reptile species, including the iconic American alligator and the endangered indigo snake.
The proposed mine at the Okefenokee poses far too great a risk to one of our most unique and irreplaceable natural treasures.
Please tell Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division to reject the Twin Pines mine adjacent to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.