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GEC Takes Action to Save Twitty Park
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Upcoming Events

Bowl-A-Thon
January 29, 7:00

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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 to participate.
- 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 


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.



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Breaking News - GEC Files to Protect Twitty Park
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Breaking News


- The 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.

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Upcoming Events

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- 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 to participate.
- 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 Pledge Form

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.

What 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.


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- 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


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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. 


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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. 


            Superfund Sites Reports


- 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.

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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 gec@glynnenvironmental.org. Dr. deFur’s reports are also available on the GEC web site.

Interesting News


- 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


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- Watchdog: 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.


How to Support the Effort

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


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- 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



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Tel: 912-466-0934
Email: gec@glynnenvironmental.org
Postal Address: P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, Georgia  31521
Office Location: 4472 New Jesup Hwy., Suite C, Brunswick, Georgia  31520



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