Albany -- Dougherty County now has the money to buy and protect land along the Flint River.
The state will help make sure future generations can enjoy nature in an unspoiled area around Radium Springs.
On Monday, county commissioners formally agreed to accept a grant from the Georgia Land Conservation Program.
It will provide $721,000 to buy the old Radium Springs Country Club and 200 acres of land just across the Flint River from the course.
The county plans to turn the area into a low-impact park.
"Plans are in the works to try to make it a light use park. We will have trails for walking and maybe bicycles. And just ways to get folks out in a natural environment along the river," said Woody Hicks of the Citizens Greenspace Advisory Committee.
The project borders Radium Springs, the largest natural spring in Georgia.