On Thursday, February 1, the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and Okefenokee Swamp Park will hold a virtual webinar for the launch of the CCC Company 1433 Project–the all Black unit that laid the groundwork for the Swamp’s infrastructure and opened it up to tourism and recreation in the late 1930s and early 1940s. In July, the Okefenokee Swamp Park secured nearly $500,000 in federal funding to launch the historical preservation project and tell this untold story. The webinar is open to media, stakeholders, and members of the general public, and will include a special video announcement from one of Georgia’s U.S. Senators. To read more background about the project, click HERE.
WHO: CCC Company 1433 Project archivists, Okefenokee Swamp Park staff, community leaders, and video message from Georgia U.S. Senator
WHAT: Virtual Launch of Civilian Conservation Corps 1433 Project.
WHEN: Thursday, February 1 at 11:00 AM
To register for the Zoom Webinar on Thursday, click HERE