The Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative (ONPPI) is a community based group of Middle Georgia citizens working together to expanding the Ocmulgee National Monument, Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, and the Ocmulgee River corridor from Macon to Hawkinsville into the first National Park and Preserve east of the Mississippi River. Georgia does not have a National Park and we believe these areas are deserving of the recognition and protection National Park status would provide. Like other communities with National Parks, we would also benefit economically from National Park status. We encourage you to explore the Indian Mounds, Bond Swamp Wildlife Refuge, and the Ocmulgee River, which are jewels of history, culture, wildlife, and natural resources.
- As featured in The Macon Telegraph on www.macon.com February 3, 2016 12:01pm BY STAFF REPORT [email protected] The Ocmulgee National Monument is one step closer to gaining National Historic Park status. On Wednesday, the House of Representatives’ Committee on Natural Resources gave unanimous approval of a measure that would expand the boundaries of the monument to…Read More
- The Ocmulgee National Park & Preserve Initiative (ONPPI) is seeking the people’s help and support to make sure HR 4991 – the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park Boundary Revision Act of 2014 – is added to the list of bills that will receive a legislative hearing in the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental…Read More
- A bid to upgrade the name of the Ocmulgee National Monument has moved to the U.S. Senate. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., introduced a bill late last week that, if passed, would change the name of the monument to the Ocmulgee National Historical Park. Read the full article here.Read More