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 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
- As featured in the MACON TELEGRAPH BY LAURA CORLEY MARCH 12, 2019 MACON, GA – When the people of Macon first made an effort to preserve the majestic grassy mounds on the east side of the Ocmulgee River, there was not enough money to save it all. It was 1934, and the United States was…Read More
- As featured in the MACON TELEGRAPH BY LIZ FABIAN FEBRUARY 27, 2019 MACON, GA – For more than eight years, Macon leaders have been working to create the midstate’s only national park. Their effort will become a reality with President Donald Trump’s signature. Tuesday, the U.S. Congress passed bipartisan legislation to expand the Ocmulgee National…Read More