With thousands of petition signatures in hand, we recently took to the phones to protect the Okefenokee.
After Environment Georgia and our national network helped gather more than 11,000 petition signatures urging Gov. Brian Kemp to halt the development of a dangerous titanium mine near the Okefenokee, we stepped up again for the swamp. In January 2021, we partnered with the Georgia River Network on a campaign that connected more than 1,800 concerned Georgians by phone with the office of Gov. Brian Kemp. Callers urged Gov. Kemp to restore the protections that the Trump administration’s Dirty Water Rule removed from the swamp.
“The Okefenokee is one of Georgia’s seven natural wonders. If the development of the titanium mine is allowed to carry forward, irreversible damage will surely be done to the swamp and its wildlife,” said Environment Georgia State Director Jennette Gayer.
We will continue working with the Georgia River Network as we work to stop this ecological misadventure.
Learn more about the threat to the Okefenokee.
Read more about our clean water campaign.
Tell Georgia's governor: Protect the Okefenokee Swamp
Photo: In addition to its impacts on wildlife and potential pollution, the mine could also lower water levels in the Okefenokee. Credit: a.dombrowski via Flickr, CC by SA 2.0