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Effort to Save Twitty Park Gaining Momentum
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Many Events Coming Around Earth Day 
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Breaking News


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- 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.


Upcoming Events 


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Green Drinks, Tuesday, March 29, 5 to 7, Inn at Sea Island, 100 Salt Marsh Dr., St. Simons Island. Hosted by Sea Island.


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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 agencies.”


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Earth 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.


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GreenScene 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 Mall. 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.


What We Have Been Working On


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- 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.  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 for updates. 


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The deals at Dollar Tree aren't good enough to risk our health.  It's time for #NontoxicDollarStores


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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.


            Superfund Sites Reports


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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.


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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 SiteBreaking 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 Containment Area.

Interesting News


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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 products.


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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.


Support the Effort!


Join or support the GEC.  Its easy to do online from the GEC web site or go directly to the Memberships and Donations Page.


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Office Location - 4472 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick, GA  31520



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