Thank you to Dee Matkowski for our Georgia in January picture! Join in by submitting your own photo of our Georgia coast to Katie next month.
Learn about the issues we’re tackling along the coast and how you can get involved.
We had an excellent time at the Silver Bluff Brewery on January 19! Our CEO Megan Desrosiers shared about current advocacy work around development on our coast and the Crown Grant Salt Marsh Bill. VP of Coastal Conservation Alice Keyes updated us on the Okefenokee Swamp and how we can protect it.
Learn more about our priorities in Georgia’s 2023 legislative session here.
Watch a recording from Thursday on our YouTube channel here.
The Okefenokee Protection Alliance is a coalition of organizations and community members committed to protecting the wild heart of Georgia. OPA is hosting a free screening of “Sacred Waters: The Okefenokee in Peril,” an award-winning documentary, followed by a brief round-table discussion.
February 5, 2023 at 4 pm – 5 pm
Location: Tybee Post Theatre, 10 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island, GA 31328
Dr. Anthony “Tony” Martin is a Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. Join us as he teaches us about the geology of Georgia’s coast and how you can incorporate the art of ichnology into your daily time in nature!
February 16, 2023 at 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Location: OHM Office (7 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA 31520)
This is a free event, but please register in advance so we have an idea of how many people will attend.
The new year is a time to look forward, but we want to take a moment to look back and say, “Thank You!” to our wonderful members who showed their love for OHM and our coast during our year-end campaign.
In celebration of our 10th anniversary, a group of donors challenged our members to match their gifts totaling $100,000 by December 31st. You blew us away by making sure we exceeded that goal, helping us raise more than $150,000 during November and December!
Because of you, we are starting 2023 ready to take on the unprecedented challenges facing our coast. Thank you for your generosity!
If you missed your chance to make a year-end gift, it’s never too late to support our work to protect Georgia’s coast. It only takes a minute to become a member and be a part of our important work in 2023.
our coast has a voice in the state capitol
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Georgia Recorder 1/25/2023: Rep. Darlene Taylor is spearheading a bipartisan bill called the Okefenokee Protection Act (House Bill 71). If passed, this bill will provide vital protection to the Okefenokee Swamp from future mining proposals. Join OHM in urging your representatives to support this bill and protect our wild heart!
OHM Insider’s Update 1/20/2023: In her latest Insider’s Update, Megan shares how the natural wonders of our coast have comforted and inspired her over the last few months—and why it is vital for sacred places like Cumberland Island be accessible for all to experience.
Savannah Morning News 1/12/2023: The North Coast has been plagued by rapid industrialization and rezoning (and it’s spreading!) Some municipalities have instituted moratoriums, temporary pauses that will allow residents, leaders, developers, and organizations to consider the impact of this development on the environment and communities—not just the economy.
The Brunswick News 12/21/2023: One Hundred Miles, represented by the Southern Environmental Law Center, recently challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to remove seasonal restrictions on dredging in Brunswick, which could prove disastrous for loggerhead sea turtles. Learn more about OHM’s work to protect sea turtles from dangerous year-round dredging.
I am a distinctively-colored shorebird. I stalk my prey in shallow water, using my bright orange bill to stab into bivalves or hammer them until they break open.
This is an opportunity to flex your knowledge—or have a cool conversation with your teacher, favorite coastal nerd, or local history buff—but no random internet searches! Honor system, y’all.
Email your answer to Katie before February 1 for a chance to win some OHM swag. Winner will be announced before the next edition of our Monthly Mile!
The Monthly Mile is our newsletter connecting you to One Hundred Miles and our work along Georgia’s coast. We’re grateful for the time you take to educate yourself about issues affecting our coast; the energy you give by volunteering with us and our partner organizations; and the generosity you exhibit through your financial support. We cannot do our work without you!
If you have any questions about The Monthly Mile or other OHM communications, please contact Catherine.