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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

BAKER COUNTY, GA (WALB) – Georgia's Land Conservation Program continues to add thousands of acres of land along key waterways.

The property can never be developed, helping to preserve Georgia's land and water resources for generations to come.

Lindsay Boring donated about 80 acres of his property along the Ichawaynochaway Creek in Baker County.

Earlier this month the state accepted 21,000 acres of donated property from private landowners like him as part of the Georgia Land Conservation Program.

"Everybody is a winner, I get a tax credit incentive for doing this, I continue to use the property for hunting, fishing, any kind of recreational use," said Lindsay Boring, Land Owner.

The land will be permanently protected and monitored by the state while the land remains in private ownership.

There were 12 other conservation easement donations from private landowners to the state including 1,700 acres along the Ochlocknee River in Thomas County given by the Balfour Land Company.

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