The Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative (ONPPI) is a community based group of Middle Georgia citizens working together to expanding the Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park, 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 on Georgia Conservancy’s Facebook Page – A conservation victory for Georgia and the Nation! Yesterday, the bi-partisan Great American Outdoors Act, was signed into law by the President. The measure, introduced last year by the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis, will fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and allocate nearly…Read More
- As featured on the THE HILL – JULY 23, 2020 More than 100 years ago, one of America’s best ideas was born. The National Park Service, founded in 1916, began as a program to protect 35 established national monuments including the very first national park: Yellowstone. Today, in 2020, the National Park Service accounts for…Read More
- As featured on the SOUTHERN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CENTER NEWS FEED JUNE 19, 2020 – This week, the U.S. Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act. The legislation, which passed 73 to 25, signals strong bipartisan support to ensure our parks and public lands receive the maintenance and protections needed for years to come. The bill…Read More