NEWS

Protect Our Community

  Please RSVP to join One Hundred Miles, Glynn Environmental Coalition, and the Altamaha Riverkeeper for an update on how you can take action in to protect our community and natural resources.


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Help us Give Area Students an Educational Day on the River

At the Altamaha Riverkeeper, we believe that those who see and experience the Altamaha’s wildlife and biodiversity firsthand, and who come to know some of its history, ultimately become the river’s strongest supporters. To that end, we have begun to develop a program that we hope will give every 7th grader in Glynn and McIntosh […]


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School board votes to pursue new Altama site option

The Glynn County Board of Education plans to pursue a new site option for the replacement of Altama Elementary School.“We have worked hard to be transparent and open in finding the best site for this new school,” said Virgil Cole, superintendent of Glynn County Schools. “The question we have continually asked ourselves is where is […]


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Critics of initial Altama Elementary plan commend board

Altamaha Riverkeeper Jen Hilburn said she’s pleased with the school board’s decision to pursue a new property. “A lot of people have worked behind the scenes, from our chamber to our legislators, helping the school board understand that they would not support that decision,” she said. “I commend them, and I commend the school board […]


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Terry Creek Consent Decree – Public Availability Session

Tuesday 17 July 2018 5:30-7:30pm  Casino Room, St Simons Island  Our community’s Technical Advisor, Dr. Peter deFur will be in town to share information regarding the recently released Terry Creek Dredge Spoil Areas/Hercules Outfall Site Operable Unit One (OU1) – Outfall Ditch Consent Decree. This legally binding document includes information on how Hercules and the […]


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Resident alleges McManus sediment clogging Burnett Creek

According to the permit, the limit of total suspended solids in the treated water released from the coal ash pond is 30 milligrams-per-liter — or parts-per-million — on average for the month, and 100 mg/L for an individual day. Dominic Weatherill, now principal scientist for Georgia Power, was an environmental analyst for the company when […]


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Sea Island Call to Action

The Southern Environmental Law Center submited comments on behalf of Altamaha Riverkeeper, One Hundred Miles, and the Surfrider Foundation. In these comments we oppose Sea Island Acquisition, LLC’s (SIA) request for a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers permit (1) to construct a new T-head groin in front of SIA’s newest development, the Reserve at Sea Island; (2) […]


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New Comments Submitted for the Sea Island Spit Project

Comments on behalf of Altamaha Riverkeeper, Hundred Miles, and Surfrider Foundation with respect to Sea Island Acquisition, LLC’s application for a permit to construct a groin and renourish approximately 15,000 linear feet of beach on Sea Island (Application Number SAS-2015-00742). We have also sent a copy of our comments by U.S. Mail.   Comments re […]


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Why would anyone build an elementary school on a Superfund site?

Glynn County Board of Education has this amazing opportunity to fix a wrong that should never have happened in the first place. Move the children away from toxic pollution. Why is this not obvious? Perhaps Hercules should pay for that new site since they dumped their pollution near Altama in the first place. Read full […]


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Coal Ash Hearing- Brunswick News

“There is no nice way to say it,” NeSmith said. “If you throw out today’s protective coal ash guidelines, communities such as Jesup will become environmental prostitutes with the big-moneyed polluters serving as it’s-all-about-the-money pimps. Your action or inaction makes us a David up against a massive army of Goliaths. That’s why we depend on […]


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