The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), through the generosity of an anonymous donor, awarded seven middle Georgia counties funding to purchase 30 new signs highlighting public access points along the Ocmulgee River Water Trail in the fall of 2014. The grant allowed for signs to be placed in Ben Hill, Bleckley, Dodge, Houston, Pulaski, Telfair and Wilcox counties to raise awareness and improve access to the trail.
“We are extremely happy to be able to support this multi-county collaboration with funding to promote public awareness of the Ocmulgee River Water Trail,” said NPCA Senior Program Manager Chris Watson. “NPCA remains committed to a range of initiatives in middle Georgia, including the expansion of Ocmulgee National Monument, protecting Native American cultural sites, conserving outstanding wildlife habitat, and permanently protecting public hunting areas. Promoting the growth and vitality of the water trail are part and parcel of these efforts.”
The Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership, in conjunction with local governments and partners and the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trail, and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program, is building the Ocmulgee River Water Trail into a premier paddling destination.
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