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Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.
– Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Current Action Alerts
Stop the Corps of Engineers From Killing Nesting Sea Turtles
Recently announced plans by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to expand maintenance dredging year-round in Brunswick Harbor and channels across our coast stand to jeopardize nearly 60 years of sea turtle conservation progress in Georgia. Ignoring decades-old restrictions put in place to protect loggerhead sea turtles, the Corps has decided to dredge throughout the summer—during the height of nesting season when adult females will be congregated in our local waters and against the wishes of state biologists. For these operations, the Corps utilizes hopper dredges, whose sharp blades have the potential to chop up any sea turtles caught in their path.
Join us in speaking out on this dangerous plan! Please contact the Corps and Georgia’s elected officials to let them know this plan is unacceptable. We encourage you to personalize your letter as much as possible. Add your thoughts into the open text boxes, or click the “Edit Message” button to make additional changes.
Twin Pines Minerals, an Alabama-based mining company, is continuing with their proposal to break ground on a new titanium mine along Trail Ridge in Charlton County. Now that the Army Corps of Engineers has determined there is no need for a federal permit at their “demonstration site,” it’s up to Georgians to protect North America’s largest blackwater swamp from the threats of mining.
Twin Pines is proposing to mine titanium along Trail Ridge, which acts like a natural dam that allows the Okefenokee Swamp to exist. Drilling into this ridge could irreparably damage the swamp’s hydrological systems, habitat for some of Georgia’s most imperiled species, and the headwaters for the St. Mary’s and Suwanee Rivers.
Our sea levels are rising. Let’s invest in a More Resilient Future for our Coast!
In 2019, coastal Georgia saw more flooding events than ever before. And since 2000, the U.S. has suffered 20 of the costliest hurricanes in our history. Despite these obvious threats, Georgia is still the only state along the Atlantic coast that has not yet convene a state-sanctioned council of experts and stakeholders to address coastal adaptation.
If we choose to idly stand by while our coast experiences unprecedented flooding, our communities will continue to invest in infrastructure and development that is incompatible with the future of our coast, threatens public safety, and leaves our state’s economy vulnerable to the unpredictability of flooding and storm surge. The 2021 legislative session is the time for Georgia’s leaders to begin implementing proactive solutions that will prepare our coast for the future, and get our coast up-to-speed on flooding and storm surge mitigation.