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December 10, 2007

Albany - Dougherty County Commissioners consider purchasing and protecting almost 200 along the Flint River. The 190-acre tract along the west side of the River in Southern Dougherty County is currently Camp Potter, owned by the Boy Scouts.

The County applied for a $497,000 grant from the Georgia public trust Wetland Mitigation fund. The rest of the money, about $250,000, would come from special tax dollars set aside for greenspace allocation. This property would give the county a seven and a half mile stretch of protected River Corridor.

Woody Hicks said, "We've seen predictions of how our landscape is going to change in the next 30 years in Georgia. We're expecting our population to double and it's important that we have the vision now to protect this valuable river corridor for future generations."

The Corps of Engineers must approve the grant.

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