SAVING THE SWAMP
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 • 7-8:15 PM (EST)
For decades, the threat of mining has been bearing down on communities in and around the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, the largest freshwater swamp in North America. From these threats, powerful local leaders have emerged to combat the outside corporate proposals that exploit rural communities and threaten the health of the swamp. In this session, moderated by Jason Carter, you’ll hear from community leaders who are engaging others to fight the proposed mine, as well as those working to promote an alternative vision for economic development in Southeastern Georgia – one that celebrates the Okefenokee and its people. Panelists include: Kim Bednarek, Executive Director of Okefenokee Swamp Park; Sam Collier, Real Estate Investor and Shareholder Advocate for Sustainability; and Jane Winkler, local activist and volunteer with the Cherokee of Georgia
Learn more and register at OneHundredMiles.org/Conference.