CONGRESSMAN BISHOP SECURES TRANSFER OF EARLE MAY RECREATIONAL AREA TO CITY OF BAINBRIDGE

BAINBRIDGE, GA – Last week, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) secured the passage of an amendment to the House version of the Water Resources Development Act of 2018 (WRDA) that provides for the conveyance of three parcels of land, known as the Earle May Recreational Area, from the Army Corps of Engineers to the City of Bainbridge, Georgia. The underlying bill, WRDA, passed the full U.S. House of Representatives in a vote of 408-2. It now awaits further consideration in the U.S. Senate.

The Earle May Recreational Area is a destination for people from across the Southeast for its exceptional beauty and the recreational opportunities offered by the Flint River. This transfer of land will allow for the City of Bainbridge to better manage and develop this unique local treasure.