Thank you to Jen Hatcher for our fabulous Georgia picture! Join in by submitting your own photo of our Georgia coast to Katie by April 1.
Learn about our current projects and opportunities to take action
Opportunities to Explore, Experience, and Protect our Coast
Join the Okefenokee Swamp Park in a community effort to remove invasive plant species from the park and prevent their spread into the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. The schedule of activities includes an educational program, lunch, cleanup, and a free boat tour for volunteers.
Saturday, March 11 • 9:30 am – 3 pm
Location: 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Rd, Waycross, GA 31503
This is a free event, but pre-registration is required.
Students from our Youth Environmental Leadership Program are teaming up with Keep Golden Isles Beautiful (KGIB) to clean up the East Beach Causeway marsh on St. Simons Island. Come serve your community, meet new folks, and have fun getting a li’l muddy!
Sunday, March 12 • 2 pm – 3:30 pm
Meet at: Old Coast Guard Station beach parking lot on St. Simons Island
Join the Okefenokee Protection Alliance at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta as we share with you three short films showcasing the beauty and fragility of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Get inspired by the Okefenokee and learn what you can do to protect the Swamp from a mine proposed at its border!
Tuesday, March 14 • 6 pm – 8 pm
Location: Plaza Atlanta, 1049 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA
Glynn County Residents: the county is seeking input for updates to the comprehensive plan! Come to the public meeting to share comments and provide feedback on the plan which will allow the community to “shape the county’s direction and ensure a future of sustainable and responsible growth.”
Wednesday, March 22 • 9 am – 11:30 am
Location: St. Simons Island Casino, Room 108, 550 Beachview Drive, St. Simons Island
Read The Brunswick News article about the meeting and learn more about the plan
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival is coming to Brunswick! Join us for a day of ten spectacular films, Silver Bluff Brewing beer, raffles, giveaways and so much more. For more information and updates follow @otfoutfitters on Instagram. This event will benefit the Georgia Saltwater Anglers Association.
Saturday, March 25 • 9 am – Doors open at 3:30 pm
Location: The Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA 31520
Saturday, April 1 • 10 am – 2 pm
Location: CRD Susan Shipman Environmental Learning Center, One Conservation Way, Brunswick GA 31520
In our tenth anniversary year, we want to recognize and celebrate our donors who have supported OHM annually from the very beginning. The early and ongoing support from these donors were critical in building the vibrant organization that we are today!
R. Howard Dobbs, Jr. Foundation ● Bobolink Foundation ● The Sapelo Foundation ● Turner Foundation ● Mills Bee Lane Foundation ● Elaine and Jim Chaney ● Gail Cowie ● Lucy and Mark Crosswell ● Deana and Chuck Davis ● Megan Desrosiers ● Michael Desrosiers ● Robert Emerson ● Jen and Michael Hatcher ● Neill Herring ● Mary Herrington ● Sharon and Rick Hindery ● Jeanne Kaufmann ● Alice and Tim Keyes ● Mardi and Dick Keyes ● Raleigh and Jacob Kitchen ● Linda and Cody Laird ● Nancy Clair Laird McInaney ● Sally and Allen McDaniel ● Loyce and Butch Miller ● Linda and Bob Muir ● Joyce Murlless ● Audrey Platt ● Vicki and David Pope ● Janet Powers ● Jane and Paul Pressly ● Shelley and Jim Renner ● Laura Richards and Jim Naughton ● Karen and Clay Rolader ● Rosalie and Steve Sanderson ● Leigh Kirkland and Bob Sattelmeyer ● Susan Shipman ● John Sibley ● Esther and Jim Stokes ● Cati Stone ● Beth and Starling Sutton ● Kelly and Jim Thompson ● Nancy and David Weitnauer ● Suzie Williams ● Gloria Zocchi ● Anonymous
Keeping you up-to-date on the latest news about our coast
WTOC 11, 3/4/2023: Groups in Savannah and Darien participated in the annual commemoration of The Weeping Time, the largest auction of enslaved people in American history. The schedule included educational programs, lamentations, and tributes to the families.
The Brunswick News, 2/28/23: Keep Golden Isles Beautiful invites everyone in the Golden Isles (and beyond!) to participate in almost-daily beach, marsh, and roadside cleanups. “We want folks to come out and get muddy with us and make a difference.”
Environment America, 2/16/2023: Read about the letter OHM and partners sent to Red Lobster and Whole Foods, asking the companies to protect right whales by committing to only purchasing lobster caught using whale-safe ropeless gear.
The Telegraph, 3/1/2023: Lawmakers in Georgia have been working hard to try and protect the Okefenokee Swamp from current and future dangerous mining proposals, arguing the Swamp is a national cultural, historical, and ecological treasure.
At OHM, we love a little friendly competition. Our staff have an ongoing debate about which reigns supreme: Team Shorebird or Team Turtle (and depending on who you ask, there is a correct answer). We want to share our friendly competitive spirit and celebrate some of our favorite species along the coast.
Join us every Friday on Instagram for our 1st Annual Salt Marsh Madness Tournament!
Our staff have chosen the competitors. Now it’s up to you to decide who will win the 2023 Salt Marsh Madness Championship title.
Below you’ll find our Salt Marsh Madness bracket. Every Friday this month, we’ll post a poll to our Instagram, asking you to choose your top picks for that round of the competition. Competitors with the most votes will move on to the next round.
Every time you vote, you receive one entry into our Salt Marsh Madness prize raffle, so make sure you follow along and vote every week! We’ll announce our prize winner, as well as our Champion species, on April 1. Congratulations also to Annie Kiene, our February trivia winner.
Hop over to Instagram tomorrow to vote for the winners of the Salty 16… and let the Salt Marsh Madness begin!
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’ve spent a lot of time in the Capitol these past several weeks, talking with legislators, supporting bills like HB 71, and connecting with partners from all around the state. And even with the lengthy drives, exhausting conversations, and waiting (then running!), we can smile because of our amazing supporters like YOU.
If you have any questions about The Monthly Mile or other OHM communications, please contact Catherine.