- Breaking News - We have recently received the answers from the
defendants to the issues raised in the Twitty Park lawsuit and are
currently reviewing. Our goals remain preserving Twitty Park and its
iconic live oaks and respecting the Cain family’s gift to the County. The
effort to save Twitty Park is ongoing and growing. We appreciate hearing your
support in favor of saving the magnificent park for the benefit of the citizens
of Glynn County and the State of Georgia. Twitty Park now has a Facebook Page
you can "Like" and visit for updates.
Green Drinks, Tuesday, March 29, 5
to 7, Inn at Sea Island, 100 Salt Marsh Dr., St. Simons Island. Hosted by Sea Island.
GEC 1st Friday Lunch, April 1, 11
AM, I-HOP, 5031 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick.
David Kyler, E.D. of Center for a Sustainable Coast located on Saint Simons
Island, is speaking on the topic: “Protecting Georgia’s Coast: Moral
imperative, political nightmare.” Kyler says, “In recent years there has been a
conspicuous weakening in the use of law to protect Georgia’s coastal
environment. Although motives can be debated, the evidence is irrefutable,
manifested in the state’s courts as well as the General Assembly and permitting
Day Fifth Annual International Festival Friday, April 22, 2-7PM, College of Coastal Georgia. The
festival celebrates different cultures through art, music, food, performances,
and more. The free event, celebrating a commitment to multiculturalism,
diversity and inclusivity, is coordinated by Diane Knight with the Robert S.
Abbott Race Unity Institute.
Eco Fair (10 AM to 2 PM) and KGIB Electronics Recycling Fair (9 AM to 1 PM) ,
Saturday, April 23, 10-2 PM Glynn Place
Free event featuring local vendors showcasing eco-friendly products and
activities. Learn more about local organizations helping to protect Georgia’s
coast. Volunteer opportunities to
participate and help at the GEC table.
We Have Been Working On
effort to save Twitty Park is ongoing and growing. We appreciate hearing
your support in favor of saving the magnificent park for the benefit of the
citizens of Glynn County and the State of Georgia. We have recently
received the responses from the defendants to the issues raised in the
lawsuit and are currently reviewing. Our goals remain preserving Twitty
Park and its iconic live oaks and respecting the Cain family’s gift to the
County. Twitty Park now has a Facebook Page you can "Like" and visit
The deals at Dollar Tree aren't good enough to risk our
health. It's time for #NontoxicDollarStores
Derwin Creighton, Jadden Henley, Constance Riggins (GEC),
Katrina Henley, RN, Altama Elementary School Nurse and Jadden’s mom.
- Altama Elementary’ s 2016 Wellness Event featured
information on how to improve our lives, health, and environment. Parents,
teachers, and students attended the recent event featuring educational
information and health services including eye exams, blood pressure checks, and
mercury testing. Event presenters included Jadden Henley, who gave away his
treasured book collection with the help of his friend, Derwin Creighton, and
Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) who shared information on the Glynn County
Advisory Area for Fish Consumption and the Safe Seafood Project.
- The GEC 2016 Safe
Seafood Outreach program is being organized and we are taking resumes for
an outreach person. Contact the GEC for information
and details. The GEC participated in the Altama Elementary Wellness Fair.
- The proposed
Spaceport proposed for Camden County and shipment of coal ash to the Broadhurst Landfill in Wayne County
resulted in several calls for help and guidance. New York City has identified
the southeast for trash disposal in several studies. A release date for the
Spaceport Environmental Impact Statement has not been received.
Much of the production facility seen in this historical photo have been removed.
- The LCP Chemicals Superfund Site Consent Decree has not been received
but is expected to be lodged with the court during March, followed by a 30 day
comment period. 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 Superfund Sites and Clean-ups page.
The Terry Creek Site is located next to the St. Simons Island Causeway (left side of photo).
- The Terry Creek Dredge Spoil Areas/Hercules Outfall Site Proposed comments
were completed sent to the EPA in early September. The GEC is waiting for the release of the EPA Responsiveness Summary
and proposed Record of Decision.
- Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site – Breaking News - The work EPA wants to pursue west of the CSX railroad
tracks is complicated by various utilities’ infrastructure present in the area.
The EPA now plan to have AGL’s pipeline relocated. The situation with CSX Rail
Road is more complicated and the EPA is in the process of resolving these
technical issues. The EPA anticipate that EPA can mobilize in the field
this summer to conduct the 2015 Explanation of Significant Difference work.
Thank you fot Brian Farrier, EPA Remedial Project Manager for this update. The Technical
Assistance Report by Dr. Peter deFur describes the cleanup outside the
underground containment walls (called slurry walls) and provides details about
the plan to address the shallow creosote remaining outside the Western
Meet the ‘rented white coats’
who defend toxic chemicals - How
corporate-funded research is corrupting America’s courts and regulatory
agencies. The GEC struggles to keep our
community informed and provide information about how to avoid toxic areas and
products. Learn more about how companies try to keep toxic chemicals in their
Methane Emissions Point to
U.S. - There was a huge global spike in one of the most
potent greenhouse gases driving climate change over the last decade, and the
U.S. may be the biggest culprit, according a new Harvard University study. Read More.
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