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Friends of Ebenezer Creek to hold first meeting Aug. 17

The creation of a new organization, Friends of Ebenezer Creek, is being launched at the founding meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

The meeting will occur at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center at 2887 Ebenezer Road (GA 275N) in Rincon.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Friends of Ebenezer Creek is committed to the long-term protection of the resources, values and character of Ebenezer Creek, related systems and watershed.

The organization is being formed as concerns mount about threats to the integrity of and demands on the resources of the creek.

The Friends hope to prompt conversations about and actions on responsible stewardship, effective advocacy and compatible uses of Ebenezer Creek.

For more information about the organization and the meeting, visit:

Enenezer Creek is an 11 mile-long blackwater stream that flows from west of Springfield to the Savannah River.  Characterized by a sinuous,  narrow channel, the creek flows slowly by sandy banks forested by mixed hardwoods, pines and palmettos. 

Assemblages of cypress trees are  scattered along the edges and amidst sloughs.

Spectacular swamp forests of tupelo gum trees characterize the oft-flooded, lower section of the creek’s route to the river. 

These outstanding features spurred the designation of the last seven miles of Ebenezer Creek as a National Natural Landmark in 1976 and as a Georgia State Scenic River (one of four) in 1981.