Georgia's State Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division is a finalist for the National Recreation and Park Association's "Gold Medal Excellence in Park & Recreation Management" award - the most prestigious award a recreation agency can achieve. Georgia shares the honor with state park systems from Utah and Tennessee.
The weather continues to stay hot, however, I believe our fishing season has started, judging from the fishing reports I have received this past week. The fishermen are catching bass, trout and flounder.
Recent improvements at Yeomans Bird Pond, one of East Liberty's showplaces, have brought more than just the desired visitors. Observers at the pond, home to a variety of coastal birds, have reported at least two alligators, which they suspect are being fed by visitors because of the fearless way they approach the boardwalk when people visit the area.
Women have three opportunities to improve various outdoor skills, including shooting (archery and firearms), fishing and camping, according to the Georgia DNR.
Alligators in Georgia currently have a population of more than 200,000, thanks to scientific wildlife management, according to the state DNR.
Ogeechee-Canoochee Riverkeeper will host a paddle down the Ogeechee River next Saturday.
The weather has been hot, and it has cut down on the fishing. It has been slow for several weeks.
Eighty-four year old Olner Nobles of Riceboro (sister of Riceboro City Councilman Henry Relaford) has fished for 60 years. She describes herself as a "free spirit." When she turned 65, she received an honorary fishing license.
Here are the results from the Liberty County Bass Club tournament held out of Clyo on the Savannah River on July 7:
With the improved weather our inshore and off shore fishing definitely improved this past weekend with plenty of catches to report from Ray Goodman at Yellow Bluff.
Two environmental organizations won a landmark lawsuit against a state agency.
SAVANNAH ‑ Five missing boaters stranded on the eastern side of St. Catherine's Island were rescued early Monday by a Coast Guard helicopter crew.
SAVANNAH - The Ossabaw Island Foundation recently transformed a 400-square-foot building on Ossabaw Island into a multipurpose teaching laboratory and workspace.
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.
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