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Douglas County 900 Acres Protected on Dog River

The Dog River is the primary source of drinking water for Douglas County. In order to protect that resource, and ensure water quality for years to come, the County worked with the Trust for Public Land-Georgia to purchase, and convey to the county, 802 acres of pristine land along the Dog River. The County also is looking to the River to provide recreational opportunities for county residents. The project will protect 2.13 miles of Dog River buffer and approximately 1 mile of Flyblow Creek, a tributary of the Dog River. Funding for the government's purchase was generated by a SPLOST (Special Option Local Sales Tax) approved by voters. The importance of the Dog River to Douglas County has been indicated in every Douglas County comprehensive plan and work program since 1994. The Dog River Park is located in the southern part of the County off Georgia Highways 166 and 5, and is a well used resource for passive and active recreation for Douglas County residents and visitors alike. Gary Dukes
Parks and Recreation


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