Chainsaw cleanup, Outings, Boat Ramps, Okefenokee Swamp –Suwannee Riverkeeper @ Clinch County Commission 2023-08-07

In addition to its usual business of roads and taxes, the Clinch County Commission discussed with Suwannee Riverkeeper outings, boat ramps, and a proposed resolution against the strip mine too near the Okefenokee Swamp.

[Collage @ Clinch County Commission 2023-08-07]
Collage @ Clinch County Commission 2023-08-07

For the boat ramp, Clinch County can apply to the GA-DNR Recreational Trails Program, Nonmotorized. Andrew Schock, writing for the landowner, The Conservation Fund, sent a letter saying that among the half a dozen possibilities he favors Drawdy Mill Landing on Drawdy Mill Road, which is about half way between Griffis Fish Camp and Fargo Boat Ramp.

For the resolution supporting the Okefenokee Swamp and the Suwannee River against the proposed strip mine, the Commissioners chose to take another month to read it thoroughly, with a vote next month, which should be 6PM, Monday, September 4, 2023. The resolutions already passed by other cities and counties, including the one passed last week by Echols County, are on the WWALS website. For more about that mine, see
https://wwals.net/issues/titanium-mining

Thanks to Chairman Henry Moylan and the Commissioners for their hospitality, to Clinch County Administrator Jaclyn James for ongoing communications, and to WWALS member Etta Lee for talking to Commissioners and for being at the meeting; also for dinner.

Below are pictures, videos by Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange of the relevant agenda item, and links to documents.

Here is a WWALS video playlist of the relevant LAKE videos.

For the entire meeting, see the LAKE blog post, Videos: Boat Ramps, Okefenokee Swamp, LMIG, Taxes @ Clinch County Commission 2023-08-07.

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[Agenda, Clinch County Commission, 2023-08-07]
Agenda, Clinch County Commission, 2023-08-07
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Stills

[Chairman Henry Moylan, Vice-Chairman Chad Brown D2, Debra Thomas D4, Bob Johnson D1, Roger Metts D3, Clinch County Commission]
Chairman Henry Moylan, Vice-Chairman Chad Brown D2, Debra Thomas D4, Bob Johnson D1, Roger Metts D3, Clinch County Commission

Videos

1. Fargo Boat Ramps and Resolution Against Strip Mine in the Okefenokee Swamp – Mr. John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper

[Suwannee River Chainsaw Outing 2023-06-10]
Suwannee River Chainsaw Outing 2023-06-10

[WWALS]
WWALS

[Upcoming WWALS outings in Tannin Times membership newsletter]
Upcoming WWALS outings in Tannin Times membership newsletter
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1.a. Boat Ramps Above Fargo

[Drawdy Mill Road --Andrew Schock, The Conservation Fund]
Drawdy Mill Road –Andrew Schock, The Conservation Fund
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[Landing Miles]
Landing Miles

[Above Fargo Suwannee River Boat Ramps]
Above Fargo Suwannee River Boat Ramps
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in the WWALS map of the Suwannee River Water Trail.

[Griffis Fish Camp Landing]
Griffis Fish Camp Landing

[Allen Camp Landing]
Allen Camp Landing

[Sport Camp Landing]
Sport Camp Landing

[Long Camp Landing]
Long Camp Landing

[Drawdy Mill Landing]
Drawdy Mill Landing

[Three Steps Landing]
Three Steps Landing

[Fargo Ramp]
Fargo Ramp

1.b. Resolution Against Strip Mine near the Okefenokee Swamp

[Suwannee Riverkeeper]
Suwannee Riverkeeper

[WHEREAS, Clinch County prides itself on timber, blueberries, and honeybees; and]
WHEREAS, Clinch County prides itself on timber, blueberries, and honeybees; and
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[WHEREAS, the main mined mineral from such mines is titanium dioxide, whose main use is for white paint, which is not worth risking the Okefenokee Swamp, the Suwannee River, or the Floridan Aquifer, and;]
WHEREAS, the main mined mineral from such mines is titanium dioxide, whose main use is for white paint, which is not worth risking the Okefenokee Swamp, the Suwannee River, or the Floridan Aquifer, and;

[WHEREAS, the current TPM permit applications are for a demonstration site, yet they own hundreds more acres they plan to mine ever-closer to the Okefenokee Swamp]
WHEREAS, the current TPM permit applications are for a demonstration site, yet they own hundreds more acres they plan to mine ever-closer to the Okefenokee Swamp

[THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Clinch County Board of Commissioners: 1. Oppose the Twin Pines Minerals LLC (TPM) strip mine near the Okefenokee Swamp, as well as]
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Clinch County Board of Commissioners: 1. Oppose the Twin Pines Minerals LLC (TPM) strip mine near the Okefenokee Swamp, as well as

2. LMIG 2024

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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https://wwals.net/donations/

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