By S. HEATHER DUNCAN – Nov 25, 2013

A land auction will result in permanent protection for 679 acres, the largest preservation deal in a pristine area of Bibb County’s river corridor since the creation of Bond Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in 1989.

The Ocmulgee National Park and Preserve Initiative, headed by Macon attorney and longtime Ocmulgee River advocate Brian Adams, led Saturday’s effort to purchase the land, located off Bondsview Road in southeast Bibb County. But it was actually bought by the Ocmulgee Land Trust, using $815,000 provided by the nonprofit Peyton Anderson Foundation.

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