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River front greenspace protected

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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

November 7, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Several groups in south Georgia celebrated successfully saving natural riverfront property in Dougherty County.

Supporters of the South Flint Conservation Project met on the grounds of the Former Radium springs Golf Course.

Through sales tax money and conservation grants, Dougherty County raised more than a million dollars to purchase almost 400 acres on either side of the Flint which will never be developed. 

"These properties will protect the river they will provide a wildlife habitat and development from ever occurring here," says Kay Kirkman of the Joseph Jones Ecological Research Center.

"This is probably one of the best if not the best river front green space projects in the state," said Bill Swan, Former Chairman of the Greenspace Committee.

The green space runs nearly a mile parallel to the Flint. Plans for walking trails and other outdoor actives are in the works for the Land.

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