Winter 2010 Newsletter
Holland found the tree when
visiting the area in the Altamaha
River fl oodplain in Long County and
McIntosh County with state offi cials
and jokingly claimed the tree as his,
but it really belongs to you.
The state recently purchased the
7,180 acre track from The Nature
Conservancy for about 8 million
dollars to protect the old growth trees.
The land, which supports at least 17
rare and endangered species and includes freshwater wetlands, tupelo swamps, and longleaf pine forests, will be maintained as
a conservation area in the Townsend Wildlife Management Area.
You. Your Support
Helps to Protect it
and our Amazing
Altamaha Riverkeeper James Holland discovers the largest cypress tree
in Georgia, measuring 44 feet and 5 inches
Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area
ARK’s Walk on the Wild Side participants thank Mincy Moffett with GA D.N.R.’s Nongame Conservation Section and
Nature Conservancy Land Steward Erick Brown for a wonderful tour of the Ohoopee Dunes Natural Area. Thanks also to
Board Member Marilyn Lanier and Faye Parker for a magical day. ARK looks forward to working with D.N.R. to protect this
The fi rst thing to appear when you came over the
hill in the Macon neighborhood was a big festive tent in
Claire and Charlie Cox’s front yard. Under the tent on
the beautiful October night were over a hundred friends
gathered to support the work of the Altamaha Riverkeeper
and Satilla Riverkeeper.
The Cox’s and other hosts live in the Altamaha River
Watershed near the Ocmulgee River and many have life-
long experience on the Satilla River and the group wanted
A Celebration for the Altamaha and Satilla Riverkeeper
to show support for both Riverkeeper groups. Claire Cox
is also proud of her brother, Gordon Rogers who was the
Satilla Riverkeeper until recently when he took the helm
of the Flint Riverkeeper.
Everyone enjoyed the delicious BBQ pig and all
the fi xings catered by Satterfi