BRUNSWICK - A joint meeting of the Coastal Marshlands and Shore Protection committees is set for 9 a.m. Friday, May 4, at the Coastal EMC building, 1265 Highway 17 in Midway.
The director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division has declared a level two drought response across the state and will require all Georgians to follow a more stringent outdoor water use schedule.
The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. April 28.
The Liberty County Bass Club hosted a fishing tournament in Hardeeville, S.C., on the Savannah River on April 7. The weather was cold with high winds but the club members' spirits were high.
Hang up your feeders and they will come. A loyal band of birders are watching their feeders anxiously to catch sight of the first ruby-throated hummingbird in their backyards this season. These and other avian acrobats are returning to Georgia this spring from their wintering grounds to the south. Ruby-throated hummingbirds may travel more than 600 miles from Mexico to arrive in our state announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (DNR/WRD).
The Great American Cleanup in Liberty County will conduct the Hinesville 84 Roadside Cleanup from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday.
Concern for "orphaned" baby wildlife is simply human nature. Most people who come across a baby fawn, a young bird or a newborn rabbit will initially watch in amazement and then immediately wonder if the youngster is in need of help. This spring, as newborn wildlife blossom into existence, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) encourages residents to resist the natural urge to rescue these "orphaned" wildlife.
On March 31, The First Annual Krank It Up Half Rubber Tournament was held in Ludowici. The event, organized by Joe Dyson and Sean Tucker, was the first tournament on the 2007 half rubber schedule.
DENVER - The Association of Zoos & Aquariums has announced the St. Catherines Island Center was granted certification as a related facility by AZA's independent Accreditation Commission.
The water temperature is beginning to rise and the King and Spanish Mackerel should begin to migrate back to the South giving us a better opportunity for a good catch of mackerel off shore in a few weeks. The tides begin to improve and will run in the six- foot range for the first 12 days of April which means some good trout fishing. The shrimp is expected to move back into our waters around the beginning of May to the middle of June, which always improves the fishing in our area. And the Bass should be plentiful around July.
Special to the Courier
Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials said the commercial food shrimp cast net lottery will be conducted June 4.
Supporters of Georgia's rivers and coast will enjoy an evening at Delegal Marina April 14 to support work that preserves the coastal heritage.
Hello, friends and neighbors. I hope everyone is doing well this fall season.
BRUNSWICK - The Georgia Department of Natural Resources sought to enhance offshore fishing opportunities with the recent deployment of materials at Artificial Reef KC, 9 nautical miles east of Wassaw Island.
With nearly 6,000 acres, including two lakes, Hard Labor Creek State Park is second in size only by F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Columbus, which boasts more thank 9,000 acres. But being second doesn't prevent this park from offering big fun to the thousands who visit each year.
Many of Georgia's 56 state parks and historic sites sit on prime real estate. Tugaloo State Park is one of them. It's on a wooded peninsula that touches the shores of the nearly 56,000-acre Lake Hartwell. Tugaloo is a water-sports paradise.
STATESBORO - Work has begun to build Georgia Southern University's $5.8 million Shooting Sports Education Center.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - The period for public comments on Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division upcoming deer-management plan will end Friday.
A group of "modern-day treasure hunters" got the chance to camp out Saturday at Fort McAllister State Historic Park as part of the State Park system's geocaching program.
SOCIAL CIRCLE - Given the amount of rainfall this spring and summer, there should be lots of water and plenty of places to go duck hunting later this month, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
The public shooting range at Richmond Hill Wildlife Management Area will close for an estimated two months beginning Nov. 15, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division.
Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge will be closed to the public for two full days, Friday-Saturday, while the refuge's annual deer hunt is being conducted.
The Savannah National Wildlife Refuge will host its 18th annual mobility-impaired hunt Tuesday and Wednesday. Fifteen hunters who are permanently confined to wheelchairs for mobility were selected to hunt deer and feral hogs on the refuge for the two-day event.
ATLANTA - Damon Elmore, an Atlanta-area HR executive and Georgia lawyer, is determined to put the wheels of his bike down in every Georgia county, hoping to raise more than $31,000 for the Georgia Legal Services Program and Willie Dean Ministries in Atlanta.
The Hinesville Hurricanes, a semi-professional football team, will have its annual pre-season team and coaches meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, at the Live Oak Church of God, 296 Live Oak Church Road in Hinesville. This season, the team will participate in the Elite America Football league and begin play in February. Potential players, ages 18 and older, are encouraged to attend the meeting. The season will feature five home and five away games. For more information, call coach James Sharp at 912-269-0830 or coach Michael "Ice" Jones at 912-977-4375.
STATESBORO - The sixth annual Statesboro 5K Turkey Trot will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, in Statesboro.