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Series of seminars on environmental issues
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The Coastal Georgia Regional Development Center hosted the ‘DoDo’ It Now Practicum, the second in a series of six practicums in Brunswick and Savannah in mid-March.  Ray Bodrey, a non-point pollution specialist with the University of Georgia-Marine Extension Service in Brunswick, Saroyi Chandler Morris, the environmental health district director for the Coastal Health District and Jeannie Lewis Rhodes (Butler), Georgia coastal non-point coordinator environmental protection division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, were the experts at the ‘DoDo’ It Now septic tank management practicum.
According to Bodrey, the University of Georgia Marine Extension Service implemented an educational program for local government officials and homeowners concerning the relationship between individual septic systems and surface water quality. The program stresses the necessity for periodic inspections and maintenance by homeowners. The project is surveying and providing the geo-location of all drinking water wells and on-site disposal systems within the proximity of marshlands or other bodies of water in Effingham, Liberty, Long and Bryan counties. This project is developed in conjunction with the Georgia coastal management non-point source pollution coordinator. The goal of this project is to improve coastal water quality by reducing the capacity for on-site disposal systems failure in the proximity of marshlands and surface waters.
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