Mike Mc Call Altamaha Kayaks

Altamaha River

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In August 2009, OSI made a $4 million loan to The Nature Conservancy (TNC) that enabled TNC and the Georgia Land Conservation Program (GLCP) to protect several miles of land adjacent to the Altamaha River in southeastern Georgia. 

Using the loan, along with additional funding from the GLCP, TNC, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources acquired the 7,180-acre parcel and will manage it as part of the Townsend Wildlife Management Area.

The protected land contains a variety of habitats including freshwater wetlands, tupelo swamps, intertidal forest and longleaf pine forest.

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