Wed., August 5, 2009 6:10pm (EDT)

7,000+ Acres Along Altamaha Preserved Forever
By Melissa Stiers
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Altamaha River at Williamsburg Landing, Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Pleasant, Wayne County, Georgia. (photo by Fantod - Flickr)
Altamaha River at Williamsburg Landing, Sansavilla Wildlife Management Area, Mt. Pleasant, Wayne County, Georgia. (photo by Fantod - Flickr)
Several miles of ancient forest land along the Altamaha River will be conserved in perpetuity.

In a media release, Governor Sonny Perdue announced the completion of a conservation project that preserves over 7,000 acres in Long and McIntosh Counties. It’s home to rare and endangered species and old trees including the largest Cypress tree in Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources will own and manage the land.

Its part of the Georgia Land Conservation Program begun in 2004.

Since its inception, the program has preserved over 100,000 acres in Georgia.