Green Swamp (North Carolina)

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"Green Swamp Preserve" redirects here. For the Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, see Green Swamp (Florida).
Green Swamp Preserve
Map showing the location of Green Swamp Preserve
Map showing the location of Green Swamp Preserve
Map of North Carolina
Location Brunswick and Columbus counties, North Carolina
Coordinates 34°05′36″N 78°17′57″W / 34.09321°N 78.29925°W / 34.09321; -78.29925Coordinates: 34°05′36″N 78°17′57″W / 34.09321°N 78.29925°W / 34.09321; -78.29925
Area 17,424 acres (7,051 ha)
Established 1977
Governing body Nature Conservancy
http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/northcarolina/placesweprotect/green-swamp-preserve.xml
Designated: 1974

The Green Swamp is a swamp that lies in Brunswick and Columbus counties in North Carolina. The carnivorous plant known as the Venus Flytrap is found within this swamp. North Carolina laws prohibit the removal of these plants from their habitat. The swamp was designated a National Natural Landmark in 1974.[1]

The Nature Conservancy manages 17,424 acres (7,051 ha) of the swamp as the Green Swamp Preserve.[2]

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