Stewards of the Georgia Coast has produced a Directory of Conservation Non-Profits serving the Georgia Coast. Meant to be a quick reference for donors, the Directory includes each organization’s mission and contact information. As a bonus, the Directory is filled with beautiful coastal images by Christa Hayes. Download a copy here.
Each issue of Shoreline will profile coastal conservation projects of major significance. In most cases, projects will feature highly collaborative partnerships and, in all cases, success will depend on co-investment by private donors. These profiles are meant to educate coastal donors about the leading edge of conservation throughout Georgia’s coastal region and signal opportunities for high impact co-investment. A “Living Shoreline” planned for Ossabaw Island is an ideal project to open this series: it represents collaborative, cutting edge conservation and its impact on Ossabaw Island and the Living Shoreline movement in Georgia will be significant. Read more
The Wild Treasury of Nature, a body of work by Philip Juras that includes 52 paintings of Little St. Simons Island, will be on display this summer at the Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art in Marietta, Georgia from July 9 – September 11. The Wild Treasury of Nature continues Philip Juras’s exploration of the pre-settlement wilderness of the American South as the earliest naturalists would have encountered it. His paintings illuminate the wild beauty and importance of Georgia’s coastal habitats through the lens of Little St. Simons Island, an undeveloped barrier island on the Georgia coast. Read more
Offshore drilling has been taken off the table for Georgia and other Southeastern Atlantic States by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management for at least five years. It is a tremendous victory for marine wildlife and Georgia fisheries, especially bottle-nosed dolphins and right whales. But it’s temporary and the threat of seismic testing remains. Read more
The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GDNR) have partnered to protect a 3,986 acre tract along Georgia’s Altamaha River, in Glynn County. Read more
Stewards of the Georgia Coast and Coastal Georgia Partners in Philanthropy (CGaPIP) joined forces to host a Conservation Donors Roundtable on March 10, 2016. Held at Musgrove Plantation on St. Simons Island, the Roundtable attracted a capacity crowd of interested private and corporate donors. Read more
The twice-daily tides in Georgia, often reaching upwards of 8 feet in amplitude, are an ecologically important and powerful driving force in and along the edges of our salt marshes. For generations, coastal Georgians have attempted to slow the natural erosion of creek banks caused by tides and upland runoff with a variety of methods, including rock revetments or rip-rap and bulkheads made of wood and concrete. This power struggle has become more challenging in the face of rising sea levels and increasingly intense storm events. Read more
Inspired, generous, and committed individuals have always been the heartbeat and catalyst for Georgia’s legacy of coastal conservation. Over time, Shoreline will introduce you to donors who are making a difference for the Georgia coast. Shoreline is honored to begin this feature with a profile of Jeanne Manning of St. Simons Island. Read more