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Okefenokee Swamp Park Announces $497,000 in New Federal Funding for African American CCC Preservation Project

Today The Okefenokee Swamp Park announced a $497,000 Congressionally Directed Spending Request from U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock that will help fund a $541,428 project dedicated to collecting, preserving, and digitizing the historical records and manuscripts of the Okefenokee Swamp Civilian Conservation Corps Company 1433, a historically underrepresented group of nearly 200 young African-American laborers who were…

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Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Site Nomination

  Folkston, Ga. – Last week, the National Park Service announced that the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge has been invited to prepare a nomination to be inscribed as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. “Now that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been formally invited to prepare a…

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