NOAA has established a new monitoring program in Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary to collect data on the location and types of marine debris in the sanctuary. The monitoring data will be used to support cleanup efforts and reduce harmful effects on sanctuary resources.
FORSYTH - Spend a day with the birds this holiday season by joining in the 108th National Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count program, an annual hemispheric early-winter bird census. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is celebrating its 37th year of participation in Christmas Bird Counts and encourages interested citizens to take part as well.
SAVANNAH -The Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary will hold a meeting of the Sanctuary Advisory Council's working groups Dec. 18 (8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Dec. 19 (8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.) at the Courtyard Marriott Historic District, Savannah, Georgia (415 W. Liberty Street).
Well friends and fishermen, the wind has been blowing but the fish are still biting.
As recently seen on Georgia Public Broadcasting's program "Georgia Outdoors," there may be something lurking in the waters of the Altamaha River around Darien.
Winding over 2,100 miles from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Katahdin in Main, the Appalachian National Scenic Trail traces the path of the Appalachian mountains, passing through 14 states, two national parks, and eight national forests. Hikers are responsible for the upkeep of the primitive shelters and trailside campsites, seven to eight miles apart.
Hello friends and fishermen.
Hampton Island Preserve celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently for its new equestrian center. The center, designed by Atlanta based architect Bill Foley, consists of 12 stalls. Each stall in the $2.2 million 6,612 square foot facility is 12x12 feet and has ceiling fans and automatic water dispensers for the horses. The horses that live in the stalls are trained for several different equine disciplines including jumping, dressage, and hunters.
Ray's Bay Pen will host a Dog Baying Competition this Saturday and Sunday in Long County.
Here are the results from Ray's Bay Pen Competition on Nov 17-18.
Well friends, it looks like the fishing was good all around this week.
By the time the sun is high enough to illuminate the patch of oak trees on the hill, a herd of whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus) will have been feeding in the shadows for quite some time. A group of mature does, fawns and a few bucks browsing on the acorns strewn across the ground stop feeding only long enough to glance in the direction of the faintest noise or to engage in social activities. Once the air is warmed with the sun's light, the group will disappear at its leisure into the cover of the grassy creek bottoms nearby.
I received some fishing reports this week and was glad to them from several fishermen.
Georgia 511 is a free phone service that provides you with real time traffic and travel information, or allows you to request assistance 24 hours a day. Georgia 511 can be accessed from anywhere in Georgia, by simply dialing 5-1-1.
These are the fishing reports I received from Raymond Goodman of Yellow Bluff fishing camp:
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 6 a.m. Jan. 1 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Georgia's State Parks can make holiday shopping easy for the outdoor lovers on your list. Give them 36 lakes, 13 Indian mounds, eight golf courses, three forts, one train and a swamp when you wrap up gift cards and memberships for some of Georgia's most beautiful places. Below are a few gift ideas that will last long after the egg nog is gone.
Hello, folks, it sure is good to be back. I hope everyone is doing well and wetting a hook.
Eighteen two-man teams set off in 15-foot sailboats down the Medway River during the North Points League Sailing Regatta on Saturday, Nov. 22.
About half of Georgia's 56 State Parks and Historic Sites are located in the northern-most part of the state.
Led by Fort McAllister State Historic Park rangers Sarah Miller, Shirley Rowe and Trevor Johnston, a half-dozen hardy paddlers battled the elements Saturday to canoe Redbird Creek and learn more about Georgia's saltwater marsh.
Over the weekend, the Fort McAllister State Historic Site hosted the Georgia GeoCampers for a second year in a row.
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