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War of Jenkins' Ear:

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


High mercury levels found in area fish

STATESBORO - Last week the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization released the results of a fish collection to test for mercury levels in area streams. The report, titled "Protect Yourself and Your Family from Mercury Pollution," provides critical information on the levels of mercury in area fish. Mercury is a toxic pollutant that can cause birth defects and other problems in developing babies and young children if their mothers eat the contaminated fish.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service support oil spill response effort

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is supporting the joint response to the Mississippi Canyon 252 oil spill with experienced specialists, land managers and support personnel.

May 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Fish are biting here and further south

Hello, everyone. I hope all is well. What fine weather we have for some good fishing. I have a few reports from around the Coastal Empire and the greater Southeast.

May 03, 2010 | Donny Branch Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Bald eagles nesting in one-third of Georgia counties

FORSYTH - Nearly one-third of Georgia's 159 counties had bald eagles nesting this year, a count bolstered by steady increases in eagle nests and young across the state.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Nearly $66M in grants will help threatened, endangered species

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently announced nearly $66 million in grants to enable states to work with private landowners, conservation organizations and other partners to protect and conserve the habitat of threatened and endangered species.

May 03, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Run supports Tybee turtle project

TYBEE ISLAND - Saturday, April 24, join young and old alike for the 6th annual Turtle Trot-5K Beach Run.

April 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


Scientists search for sturgeon in Savannah River

AUGUSTA (AP) - Jason Moak, senior research scientist for the Southeastern Natural Sciences Academy, and other scientists are monitoring the annual shortnose sturgeon migration in the Savannah River.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Help trout recovery

Hello folks, Tight Line Jr. here, hoping everyone is doing well.

April 19, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Ruling made in favor of marshes, against state

In a ruling dated April 13th, 2010, the Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the Altamaha Riverkeeper and against the State of Georgia in a case involving the proposed construction of a nearly 1400-foot long dock over pristine marsh in McIntosh County.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Go Celebrate Earth Day, Georgia

ATLANTA - The 40th anniversary of Earth Day is Thursday, April 22, and throughout the month, communities around Georgia will host events and activities to commemorate the Earth Day birthday. At www.ConserveGeorgia.org, you can find a comprehensive list of activities and events in all areas of the state.

April 19, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


Warm weather likely means more fish

Hello, everyone. Tight line Jr. here and I'm sorry I have not reported in the last two weeks. There have been a lot of changes around the home front, but now things are settling down so let's talk fishing.

April 13, 2010 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia Sea Turtle Center, Jekyll celebrate turtles

JEKYLL ISLAND - As coastal Georgia begins to welcome warmer weather, it is also time to welcome a special annual visitor to Jekyll Island - the sea turtle. Nesting season begins mid-May and continues through August and hundreds of these sea creatures will come home to nest on Jekyll Island's sprawling beaches.

April 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Georgia conservationists launch Operation ROE

A coalition of angler-supported conservation groups, including Coastal Conservation Association Georgia, Georgia Wildlife Federation, Satilla Riverkeeper, Georgia Kayak Fishing, Ogeechee Riverkeeper and Savannah Riverkeeper, is calling on Georgia's fishermen to ensure the future of one of their favorite catches - the spotted seatrout. Dubbed Operation ROE (release over eighteen), the groups are asking their members and the angling public to voluntarily release spotted seatrout over 18 inches long this spring so that more larger fish have a chance to participate in the 2010 spawning season. State biologists and many anglers are concerned that persistently low temperatures this winter caused widespread ...

April 13, 2010 | Staff report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR hearing on gators

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division will hold a public hearing on April 14 for the public to comment on a proposed change to alligator hunting regulations. Those interested are encouraged to bring these meetings to the attention of others that also may be interested in participating.

April 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Sorority sets bowling social for Feb. 25

The Hinesville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is hosting a free Go Red bowling event from 3-7 p.m. Feb. 25 at Marne ...

February 19, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR asks Young birders, artists to compete

It's time for young birders to hone their bird-identifying skills to prepare for the annual Georgia Youth Birding Competition, set for April 27–28.

February 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR brochure has vacation travel tips

ATLANTA - With spring around the corner, many of us are thinking ahead to warmer weather and weekend escapes.

February 08, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Simple strategies to help keep healthy resolutions

We’re well into the new year. How are those healthy resolutions coming? Feeling overwhelmed? Not seeing as much progress as you’d like? Marathons ...

February 05, 2018 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


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