By S. HEATHER DUNCAN – Dec 2, 2013

Conservationists have been talking about expanding Macon’s Ocmulgee National Monument into a national park for years. But during the past two years, Middle Georgia leaders started talking about it too.

Then they quit talking and started doing something about it.

So far, the recent purchase of 679 acres of pristine, riverfront land near Bond Swamp was the most high-profile step in the effort. But it’s not the first step, and more are in the works.

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