Canoochee Bogs Project

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AUGUST UPDATE: Canoochee Bogs Project Granted $27,000 by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The slideshow above includes photos of rare, threatened, and endangered species found at the Canoochee Bogs. Scroll over each photo for more information.

Three pitcher plant species, seven orchid species, two Georgia endemic plants, Georgia's state reptile, and neotropical migratory birds thrive at the Canoochee Bogs in Southeast Georgia. One of the highest quality remaining seepage bogs in Georgia, the protection of this land is imperative to protecting biodiversity.

 With your help, the Oconee River Land Trust will purchase a conservation easement on 50 acres of prime bog habitat. This easement will permanently remove development rights while ensuring access for restoration activities, such as prescribed fire, pitcher plant propagation, and scientific study. With your help, this fragile environment will continue to thrive.

Partners in this project include the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the Georgia Botanical Society, and the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance. For further reading on the bogs, click here

Your donation will contribute to the permanent protection of rare, threatened, and endangered species.

Organizational Donors

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: $27,000
The Turner Foundation: $10,000
Georgia Botanical Society: $5,200
Georgia Native Plant Society: $1,000
Sarracenia Forum: $730

 Individual Donors

David Rose: $500
Leslie Edwards: $250
Al and Kathy Parker: $200
Alexander Levy and Jason Kirkland: $200
Lane Conville-Canney and Shawn Canney: $100
Lynn Pollard: $100
Bobby and Susan Todd: $50
Emily Carr: $50
Karen Lindauer: $50
Kelly Bray: $50
Scott Goldstrohm and Andrea Greco: $50
Cindy Fielder: $50
Liz Burlingame: $40

Donate Online

Please type "Canoochee Bogs" in the special instructions section.

Donate By Check

Oconee River Land Trust
Attn: Canoochee Bogs Project
675 Pulaski St., Suite 2300
Athens, GA 30601
Photo Credits: James R. Allison, Dan Hope, Pierre Howard, Hew Joiner, Martha Joiner, Lisa Kruse, Hugh Nourse, Jay Pakchar, Kathy Parker, Jim Porter, Amy Schuler, and Brad Wilson.