Free admission, dozens of volunteer projects and family-friendly events await Georgia State Park and Historic Site visitors on Your State Parks Day, set for Saturday, Sept. 27.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Have satellite, will travel and, luckily, will provide data.
A disease that some scientists have compared to the illness killing bats by the millions has been documented in a wild snake in Georgia.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Georgians have the chance to win a lifetime hunting-and-fishing license in the next edition of the Lifetime License Contest sponsored by the Georgia Natural Resources Foundation.
Acclaimed photographer John Reed will present his End of Summer Nature Photography Workshop on Sept. 13-14 at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston.
Hello, friends and anglers. As you know, the local inshore saltwater has been rather muddy lately due to the rain and wind. This, along with the extensive heat, has kept the fishing to a minimum.
BRUNSWICK - The Finfish Advisory Panel of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is reviewing the status of spotted seatrout in Georgia, and the group is seeking public input about harvest regulations through an online survey.
ATLANTA - Those who love lazy summer days and sleeping under the stars can save money with camping deals from Georgia's state parks.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker recently approved a request by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries to allow limited recreational harvesting of red snapper in federal waters, according to Doug Haymans, policy coordinator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
In an effort to educate the public about what to do when finding a wild animal that may be injured or orphaned, the Georgia Wildlife Rescue Association (GWRA) has released information about the numbers and types of calls that they have received on their statewide Wildlife Hotline. Barely two months old, the toll-free number has had even more of an impact than expected. Calls average between 25 per day, but the organization reports that they have received as many as 50 on some days.
BRUNSWICK - Brendin Page of Savannah is the newest Georgia saltwater game fish record-holder after landing a 205-pound, 8-ounce swordfish while fishing offshore May 31.
The Canada goose is an adaptable bird that can live in a variety of locations, including open farmland and rural reservoirs to suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks and other developed areas.
Below are just some of the July 2014 events hosted by Georgia's State Parks and Historic Sites in Coastal, Middle and South Georgia:
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Life-jacket safety, the 100-foot law, minimum age limits for boat operators and boating under the influence are just a few examples of what a person should know before operating a vessel on public waters, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' law-enforcement division.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Sportsmen and women of all ages can apply electronically for quota hunts - including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others - according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
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.
Tybee Island and the American Legion Tybee Post 154 will host its inaugural Tybee Salutes Heroes 2014, a weekend for active and retired military families Friday-Sunday.
Several studies on the rising sea level in Coastal Georgia have been conducted over the past decade, with each report coming to similar conclusions. Occasional local flooding problems today may become major environmental and economic issues in just 15 years.
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