GA-AL Land Trust walks Land Between the Rivers 2021-10-14

Helen Tapp sent Georgia-Alabama Land Trust to look at her Land Between the Rivers for a conservation agreement. Their Regional Stewardship Manager, Rachel Mingea, came and got the full experience, from the wildest areas near the Withlacoochee River to Old Broad Street to the Little River Confluence viewscape.

[Little River Confluence, possible landing for Troupville River Camp, Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter and Rachel Mingea of GA-AL Land Trust, Oak clearing at Withlacoochee River]
Little River Confluence, possible landing for Troupville River Camp, Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter and Rachel Mingea of GA-AL Land Trust, Oak clearing at Withlacoochee River

She even met Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter at Troupville Boat Ramp. They were both enthusiastic about getting something worked out and moving on to the county or Valdosta or some combination purchasing those 74 acres to add to the 49-acre park around Troupville Boat Ramp to make a Troupville River Park nature preserve, with a Troupville River Camp on it, all at the site of Troupville, the former county seat of Lowndes County.

Here are a few pictures.

[Withlacoochee River, slightly upstream, 11:17:58, 30.8455041, -83.3455051]
Withlacoochee River, slightly upstream, 11:17:58, 30.8455041, -83.3455051

TBR

[Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter, Rachel Mingea of GA-AL Land Trust, 12:14:03, 30.8514870, -83.3470030]
Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter, Rachel Mingea of GA-AL Land Trust, 12:14:03, 30.8514870, -83.3470030

TRC

[Little River Confluence with Withlacoochee River, 12:31:34, 30.8471280, -83.3475880]
Little River Confluence with Withlacoochee River, 12:31:34, 30.8471280, -83.3475880

Here are a few more pictures of the site.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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1 thought on “GA-AL Land Trust walks Land Between the Rivers 2021-10-14

  1. Don Thieme

    Great news. It is exciting and also a bit surprising that the Lowndes County Commission is coming around to the importance of environmental protection, preservation, and tourism to south Georgia today.

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