Glynn Environmental Coalition along with concerned citizens, have launched an
effort to save St. Simons Island’s Twitty Park, a 92-year-old park at
the corners of Frederica and Sea Island Roads that contains some of Glynn
County’s most iconic live oak trees. The park, originally gifted for the
benefit of Glynn County residents, is again under threat from development. Read
the press release.
- GEC’s 3rd Annual Bowl-A-Thon, Friday, January 29, 7 PM, Strike
Zone, 380 Millennium Blvd., Brunswick. Join us for bowling, laughs, and snacks.
Invite your friends and put together a team
of 4. Trophies awarded for the top bowler & team! There are three ways
- Join us and bowl! Suggested donation $10 per person for shoes and 3 games
- Get sponsors to pledge an amount per pin
- Get sponsors for your participation Online
GEC 1st Friday Lunch, February
5, 11 AM, I-HOP, 5031 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick. Clay
Davis has a passion for problem solving in his building practices. He
specializes in finding efficient solutions regarding energy use, available
resources, space, and finances. Clay will share information on how to easily
improve the efficiency and function of our homes and prioritize maintenance and
mechanical upgrades. He will also discuss important decisions when considering
new construction. Clay is a Licensed General Contractor, a Southface Energy
Institute EarthCraft Certified Builder, and founder of PrideWorks Construction.
We Have Been Working On
- The GEC submitted comments concerning the Sea Island Groin permit application to
the Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District. The current groin is thought to be responsible
for the loss of ½ mile of barrier island protecting St. Simons from the
Atlantic Ocean. Read the GEC comments.
- Safe Seafood
Outreach for 2015 wrapped up in December. Fishermen were identified from at
least from 24 Georgia counties fishing in the seafood consumption advisory
areas. We noticed more fishers crabbing than in past years when the number of
crabs in the estuary were down. The Seafood Advisory is available in English and Spanish
People are not the only ones at risk from eating contaminated
seafood from the estuary.
- The GEC and our judges are preparing for the February
10-12 Savannah Science and Engineering
Fair and presenting the Dr. William T.
Lipscomb Science and Engineering Awards for the 11th year.
From left to right, Cedric King, Pinova, winner's mother
Vicki McClinton, and our 2015 winner Xavier McClinton from Glynn Academy. The 2016 winner will be announced in the next GEC newsletter.
- The LCP Chemicals Superfund Site Consent Decree negotiations between
U.S. Environmental Protestation Agency (EPA), Department of Justice, and
Honeywell are ongoing, with a deadline on January 31st. The
negotiations deal with the Consent Decree and the Statement of Work to clean up
the marsh. EPA and GAEPD are attempting to resume work on the OU3 (uplands)
feasibility study (how to clean up). Groundwater treatment with CO2 continues.
The LCP site and the adjoining marsh where work to reduce chemical exposure has been proposed by the EPA.
- The Terry Creek Dredge Spoil Areas/Hercules Outfall Site Proposed Plan comments
were completed by Dr. Peter deFur and the GEC and sent to the EPA in early
September. The City of Brunswick and
Glynn County Commission objected to the plan to leave the poison in our
community. Currently, we are waiting for
the EPA’s response to community comments and the Record of Decision, which will
describe how the outfall will be cleaned up.
- The Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site Explanation of
Significant was recently received by the GEC. The document should authorize 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. Our technical advisor, Dr.
deFur, has reviewed several sampling and engineering reports received in in
July and is currently preparing a report for our community. The GEC mail the
Technical Assistance Report when completed and post on the GEC web site. To be added to the mailing list, contact the
GEC at 912-466-0934 or email email@example.com. Dr. deFur’s reports
are also available on the GEC web site.
- The GEC has joined
organizations across the country to stop the FDA’s ongoing recommendation
to flush certain medicines down toilets or drains. Read More
EPA tosses aside safety data, says Dow pesticide for GMOs won't harm people - A
Chicago Tribune investigation finds that the Environmental Protection Agency
discounted safety data for a World War II-era chemical called 2,4-D that has
been linked to cancer and other health problems. It soon could be available
for use as a weedkiller on genetically modified crops. Read More
- Under pressure from the Environmental Working Group (EWG)
and other environmental and health groups, the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) is banning three
grease-resistant chemical substances linked to cancer and birth defects from
use in pizza boxes, microwave popcorn bags, sandwich wrappers and other food packaging.
to Support the Effort
SMILE – Designate the Glynn Environmental Coalition as the nonprofit you
- GEC Coffee Cups for a $10
donation. Your java deserves a neat
green GEC cup.
- EBay Auction
Donations - Old Play Bills - 60s-70's Costume Jewelry - Necklaces with
Matching Clip-on Earrings, Brooches, Etc. - Music items, Old Sheet Music,
Instruments - Old Clocks & Watches - Broken is Okay: People Buy Them for
Parts! - Old Kitchen Tools …
- Renew your
membership or make a donation online at www.glynnenvironmental.org