Please bring pictures (not costumes) and stories of people to the miners meetings this week in Charlton County, Georgia, about the proposed Twin Pines Minerals titanium mine southeast of the Okefenokee Swamp on Trail Ridge.
Little gator on the shore, 2017-12-10.
Here are some types of pictures that would be good:
- People fishing, paddling, hiking, birding.
- People holding binoculars and gazing through high-powered spotting scopes and telephone lenses.
- People just looking at gorgeous landscapes of swamps and trees and animals: cypress, longleaf, gators, bitterns, sand hill cranes, gophers, bears, and all the others.
- People hunting the waterfowl that fly from their Okefenokee habitat to hunting seasons elsewhere.
- All the types of folks who make up the hundreds of thousands who visit the swamp or benefit from it every year, spending the million of dollars and generating the tens of millions of economic effects every year, in a stable and economic fashion.
Bring pictures of other titanium mines and the areas surrounding them to show what this area and around it would look like with such extractive misuse.
Closeup of Chemours mine dredging in Baker County, Florida, on Trail Ridge, viewed from CR 228. More pictures on the WWALS website.
No costumes, just pictures, signs, stories, and handouts.
A few people are proposing this mine to extract profit at everyone else’s expense, threatening all those things people care about in the swamp and the rivers.
Many people involved all these ways with the Okefenokee and the rivers can stop the mine. Continue reading