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Dump transformed into wetlands near Savannah

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -

A former dumping ground near Savannah, once used by litterers to drop off abandoned tires, furniture and deer carcasses, has been transformed into a wetlands area.

The Savannah Morning News reports that the 494-acre wetland preserve and park will be now be used for nature and recreation enthusiasts. Chatham County is preparing to open the land to the public.

Trails wind around a lake and through the wetlands, where green algae-covered water surrounds Cyprus trees. The area includes spots to launch kayaks and other non-motorized boats on the lake.

Officials say they hope to have remaining work on the area completed and be able to open it to the public by February.

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