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Saturday, April 16, Picnic in Twitty Park
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Picnic in Twitty
Park,
Saturday,
April 16,
11 AM to 2 PM.

3158  Wood Storks in Flight 2
5085---1-20-16 The ancient Live Oak on Altama Plantation
0009  Pine Lily and the Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly

Photos by
James Holland





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Picnic in the Park


- Picnic in Twitty Park, Saturday, April 16, 11 AM to 2 PM. The effort to save Twitty Park continues and we have been meeting with neighbors and Island organizations in an effort to build support. We have received responses to the issues raised in the lawsuit and responses are being prepared. Our goals remain preserving Twitty Park, its iconic live oaks, and respecting the Cain family’s gift to the county.  See the handout for more information about the picnic and visit the Twitty Park Facebook Page for updates.


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Residents and GEC members raised community awareness about the threat to Twitty Park on April 9th.


Upcoming Events  


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Earth Day Fifth Annual International Festival, Friday, April 22, 2-7 PM, College of Coastal Georgia. The free festival celebrates multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusivity through art, music, food, performances, and more.

 

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Eco Fair and Electronics Recycling Fair, Saturday, April 23, 10 AM - 2 PM, 9AM - 1PM, Brunswick Mall. Free event featuring local vendors showcasing eco-friendly products and activities. Join us at the event to learn more about local organizations helping to protect Georgia’s coast.

 

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GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Friday, May 6, 11 AM, NEW VENUE! Captain Joes, 5296 New Jesup Hwy.  Lea King-Badyna Lea King-Badyna, Director of Keep Golden Isles Beautiful is speaking about the county’s recycling program.

 

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GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Friday, June 3, 11 AM, Captain Joes, 5296 New Jesup Hwy. Don Gardner, GA Extension Agent, is speaking on the St Simons Island tree ordinance. The goal of the ordinance is to set a community standard to maintain a 50% tree canopy coverage.


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GEC 1st Friday Lunch Friday, July 1, 11 AM, Captain Joes, 5296 New Jesup Hwy.  Mike Williams, Director of The Clean Air Campaign is sharing information on how children and adults can become involved and take action to improve Georgia’s air quality. He will also provide resources for assistance with air quality in our homes, schools, and businesses.  


What We Have Been Working On


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- The GEC 2016 Safe Seafood program preparation continued in March with a position announcement and interviews for an outreach person. The GEC Board selected our 2016 outreach person at the April 12th Board meeting. The GEC has submitted a grant application to the Savannah Presbytery to help fund the outreach and should know if we have been funded in May.

 

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- The GEC and other coastal organizations continue to wait for a response to comments concerning the Sea Island Groin permit application to the Army Corps of Engineers. The current groin is thought to be responsible for the loss of ½ mile of barrier island protecting St. Simons from the Atlantic Ocean.


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- Thank you to the College of Coastal Georgia Environmental Club for holding a bake sale to help support the GEC.


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- Kinder Morgan has suspended further work on the Palmetto Pipeline project. The proposed plan for a 360 mile petroleum pipeline through South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida has been abandoned. Kinder Morgan posted on its website, “Kinder Morgan has suspended further work on the Palmetto Pipeline project, following the unfavorable action by the Georgia legislature regarding eminent domain authority and permitting restrictions for petroleum pipelines.”


- David Kyler, Executive Director of the Center for a Sustainable Coast, submitted thoughtful comments about the proposed Army Corps of Engineers permit for a rail road spur to ship coal ash and out of state municipal trash to Wayne County. 

 

- Georgia Power has announced plans to remove the coal ash pond from Plant McManus in Glynn County. Coal ash and how to dispose of the waste is a controversial in southeast Georgia and throughout the country.


- GEC Project Manager, Daniel Parshley, attended the national Coming Clean meeting in Albuquerque, NM. Coming Clean is a cutting edge campaign collaborative that promotes human health, environmental protection, and economic fairness. The once obscure group now has a web site about its work, learn more at www.comingclean.org

 

            Superfund Sites Reports


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The record level of PCBs in dolphins near the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site has raised concern,


- The LCP Chemicals Superfund Site Consent Decree is now 60 days past the January 30 “deadline”. When released, a 30 day comment period on the Consent Decree will follow. The GEC continues to closely monitor the Federal Register for the announcement that the Consent Decree has been lodged with the Court. Unfortunately, this is necessary because the EPA does not always notify the community about these key legally binding decision-making documents. There are concerns about the limited cleanup and large scale cover up of chemicals in the marsh. The LCP Chemicals technical assistance reports are available on the GEC web site.


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- The Terry Creek Dredge Spoil Areas/Hercules Outfall Site Proposed Plan comments on the cleanup and cover-up of the outfall ditch were sent to the EPA in early September. The next steps are the release of the EPA Responsiveness Summary and proposed Record of Decision.


- The Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site Explanation of Significant Difference Technical Assistance Report is available on the GEC web site.  The document authorizes the continued cleanup outside the underground containment walls (called slurry walls) and provides details about the plan to address the shallow creosote remaining outside the Western Containment Area. Moving gas lines running through the contaminated area has delayed the work.


Interesting News


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- A new report showing that 67% percent of all food cans tested contained toxic BPA was just released. The report covers a lot of ground but it's worth noting that almost 75% of cans purchased from Dollar Stores had BPA and 100% of all bean or tomato products from Dollar Stores had BPA.  


Support the Effort

Many ways to support the GEC!


            - Participate in events and meetings.


            - AMAZON SMILE – Designate the Glynn Environmental Coalition as the nonprofit you support!  http://smile.amazon.com/ch/58-1999049


            - Invite others to join our efforts for a Clean Environment and Healthy Economy


www.glynnenvironmental.org
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Tel: 9812-466-0934
Mail: P. O. Box 2443, Brunswick, Georgia  31521
Email: gec@glynnenvironmental.org



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Brunswick, Georgia 31521
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