An 8-mile-long strip of land on South Georgia's Altamaha River soon could be open to the public. The Nature Conservancy has bought a 6,000 acre tract known as Boyles Island in Wayne County. The $8 million-dollar purchase from timber giant Rayonier is expected to become a $4 million sale to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has given Georgia a $1 million grant to help preserve about 6,000 acres of land on the Altamaha River. The money for Boyles Island in Wayne County is the largest of 24 projects funded nationwide in a federal program aimed.