Solar is important to our waterways -- all other electricity demands the manipulation of water and that comes with a variety of water quality and quantity (flow) problems. Rural Georgia economy continues to struggle with droughts, then rains, on sand or clay soils that are challenging for our agricultural industry. Solar brings a bright spot to rural Georgia's economy and moves us away from energy sources that harm our waterways ----- Sigh ...
Sometimes SouthWings flights have a direct outcome or impact, but other times our flights play an indirect part of the greater symphony of a conservation effort. Such is the case with the recovery of the Cerulean Warbler, a critically threatened species of bird.
Several years ago our #VolunteerPilots flew journalist Ted Williams over #MountaintopRemoval coal mining sites in West Virginia to view first hand the devastation caused to Cerulean Warbler habitat. Years later, thanks to funding from NRCS (the Natural Resources Conservation Service) and a partnership between state and federal agencies and NGO's, private land owners are restoring cerulean habitat and planting native hardwoods such as the American chestnut which they hope will restore balance to the natural habitat.
Read more on The Nature Conservancy's Cool Green Science blog blog.nature.org/science/2017/08/15/recovery-farm-bill-provides-hope-for-the-cerulean-warbler/
#ConservationThruAviation #Flyfor3Ws #Watersheds #Wilderness #Wildlife
Join us for our next Eco-Lecture on August 17th and prepare to leave inspired!
[ EVENT INFO ]
Speaker: Kathy Bradley
Topic: "How To Make An Environmentalist"
Location: Sea Palms Resort & Conference Center Green Room
Kathy Bradley will be reading excerpts from her books that pertain to topics on nature/the outdoors and speaking on "how to make an environmentalist." She will also have copies of both her books on hand for sale.
RSVP now at www.greenscenega.org to reserve your spot!
[ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ]
Kathy Bradley is a native South Georgian who writes from her home in rural Bulloch County. Her first book, Breathing and Walking Around, was awarded the Will D. Campbell Prize in Creative Non-Fiction in 2010 and in 2013 she was named Georgia Author of the Year in Essay.
Her second book, Wondering Toward Center, published in 2016, garnered Bradley her second Georgia Author of the Year award in 2017. Described by the Southern Literary Review as "a very fine book with random twinklings going on everywhere, making 'everything whole," Wondering Toward Center is a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Award.
Kathy is a graduate of Wesleyan College from which she received an A.B. in American Studies and the Walter F. George School of Law of Mercer University from which she received a J.D.. She is an assistant district attorney, a newspaper columnist, author, speaker, attention payer, storyteller and lover of the outdoors, not necessarily in that order.