Thank you for everyone who took time to speak out against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ plan to dredge during the summer 2022 nesting season. We are pleased that they have decided not to pursue this dangerous plan this summer.
As we move forward, our position remains the same: spring and summer dredging kills Georgia’s sea turtles. We believe that a full EIS is warranted before any departure outside of these highly effective seasonal dredging windows. Our state and federal agencies have relied on winter dredging windows for more than three decades for the simple fact that they are an effective tool for reducing risks to sea turtles, right whales, and other coastal wildlife.
Protections for sea turtles and other important marine life remains a top priority for One Hundred Miles and our partners at the Southern Environmental Law Center, and we will continue to closely monitor this issue and take additional steps as needed. We are grateful to have a coalition of advocates all across the state who are just as passionate about protecting Georgia’s wildlife, and who are willing to step up time and time again—to make their voices heard, loud and clear.