Join WRFG on Saturday, May 6th from 5-6:30pm for Save the Okefenokee: A Photography Exhibit by Tom Coffin. Learn about protecting the Okefenokee Swamp from mining/drilling. There will be a discussion with Joe Cook of the Georgia River Network and a short documentary screening.
Photographs will be for sale and all proceeds go towards WRFG and Okefenokee protection.
The Okefenokee Swamp is the largest blackwater swamp in North America, and a wetland of international importance, and is being threatened by a proposed titanium mine. Twin Pines Minerals, LLC, an Alabama mining company, has asked federal and state authorities permission to operate a 898-acre heavy mineral sand mine next to the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and respected scientists have warned that the mine could affect the hydrology of the area, causing irreversible damage to the swamp including increased frequency of drought and wildfires.