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1,117 acres protected along Altamaha

The Nature Conservancy recently announced its efforts to protect 1,117 acres along the Altamaha River in Long County, known as the the Morgan Lake tract, according to a news release on the conservancy's website.

June 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp are showing up, anglers having a little luck

Hello, friends and neighbors around the coastal area. We have had some nice weather lately - a little warm, but I guess we are used to that. As long as you have a little A/C to return to after being out in the heat for awhile, it's all good.

June 09, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster harvest to be closed in state waters

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Sunday, June 1, through midnight Tuesday, Sept. 30.

May 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


First loggerhead nest of season found

BRUNSWICK - Loggerhead sea turtles may be slow on land, but give them this: When it comes to the start of nesting season, they tend to be on time.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ports authority unveils wetlands project

The Georgia Ports Authority recently unveiled nearly 14 acres of recently created wetlands. The 2.5-year, $3.7 million project treats 100 million gallons of water annually and creates natural wildlife habitat in the heart of the nation's fourth-busiest container terminal.

May 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Sneak in some fishing before hot weather really hits

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal area. I hope you've had the chance to enjoy the weather we have been having. This is a wonderful time of year to get out on the saltwater and do some fishing.

May 27, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Black sea bass harvesting is back, but still regulated

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently alerted commercial fishermen that commercial harvest of black sea bass using fish pots or cages is allowed in the South Atlantic.

May 23, 2014 | Randy Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Boaters should watch for turtles, manatees

BRUNSWICK - With sea turtle and manatee sightings on the rise on Georgia's coast, boaters should be on the lookout for these animals.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Give nesting birds space at the beach

BRUNSWICK - Those getting ready for a summer vacation on Georgia's coast should remember while enjoying the beach that many wildlife species depend on it.

May 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster restoration project on Oatland

BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GADNR) recently partnered with Coastal Conservation Association-GA (CCAGA) to complete an oyster restoration project on Oatland Island, Richardson Creek in Savannah.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Boat safety course in Savannah

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater-safety course from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17 at the SCMPD training facility on the second floor of the Savannah Mall.

May 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Ossabaw transforms old meathouse into field lab

SAVANNAH - The Ossabaw Island Foundation recently transformed a 400-square-foot building on Ossabaw Island into a multipurpose teaching laboratory and workspace.

April 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


New complex adds services, gears up for summer

The Liberty County Community Complex is a busy place, and county officials say it is about to get even more foot traffic with tag-renewal services, summer library programs and the pool opening.

April 14, 2014 | Denise Etheridge | Outdoors/Recreation


Boater-safety course on April 19

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Marine Patrol Unit will conduct a boater-safety course April 19.

April 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR launches online map of recreation land

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently unveiled an interactive map that identifies DNR-managed lands and outdoor recreation opportunities.

March 27, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


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Articles by Section - Outdoors/Recreation


Another group advocating for coast

If you haven't heard of the group 100 Miles, you're probably not alone.

September 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Outdoors/Recreation


Oyster season opens next week

BRUNSWICK - Georgia waters will reopen to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 7 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1.

September 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Rotary fishing event a success, despite the weather

Every fisherman and woman knows that a bad day spent fishing still is better than a good day at work.

September 24, 2014 | Randy C. Murray | Outdoors/Recreation


Shrimp under the weather, but safe

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coastal region.

September 15, 2014 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Former Sunbury resident rewarded for role in helping to convict an arsonist

Randy Bishop of Georgia Arson Control on Wednesday presented former Sunbury resident Willow Duncan with a $2,500 check for her role in convicting the arsonist who burned down an abandoned store in Sunbury.

September 15, 2014 | Jeremy McAbee | Outdoors/Recreation


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