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Newly Introduced Bill Would Offer Protections To Okefenokee

Here’s a post from the Georgia Conservancy: https://mailchi.mp/gaconservancy/mining-moratorium-legislation-introduced?e=868724ca64

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Risk To Okefenokee: Comment Period Extended For Twin Pines Draft Permits

The comment period has been extended. There is a link for comments below, along with a form to sign up for a virtual meeting on March 5th. Below is an update from the Georgia Conservancy, which includes background information on … Continue reading

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Bad News For The Okefenokee

The Georgia EPD issued draft permits on Friday for the Twin Pines mining project. Here’s a press release from the SELC explaining the situation.

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Trying To Be Spring

There’s a sense that it’s trying to be spring, but that the year hasn’t quite turned. For one thing, you can’t smell the earth yet. It’s almost reached 60 in the afternoon, but the wind has been fairly strong, and … Continue reading

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Georgia Conservancy Legislative Update Week 4

Here’s the legislative update for Week 4 of the legislative session. https://mailchi.mp/gaconservancy/legislative-update-2024-1202822?e=868724ca64

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Georgia Conservancy Legislative Update

I missed the first two weeks, but here’s Week 3, along with a signup form for receiving the updates. https://www.georgiaconservancy.org/advocacy/update?mc_cid=dfdd5d8a24&mc_eid=868724ca64

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Scarlet Tanager, Migration May Be Starting, Deer Fun Fact

I saw a beautiful, bright female Scarlet Tanager yesterday, along with an unidentified warbler. Sibley’s range map shows us just north of the Tanager’s year-round range, but in my experience, this bird is probably a migrant. We usually have a … Continue reading

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Black Ice Reported

The EMA says there have been numerous reports of black ice this morning and urges people to limit travel and be cautious on the roads.

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Snow Showers

It may have snowed a bit last night, but there were no visible traces except for a bit of white stuff on one of the railings. But it started to snow around 8:45 this morning, and it has continued for … Continue reading

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Red Eft (Newt) Found Today In Yard

We found a small red eft in the yard today, the first we’ve ever seen here. In fact, I don’t think I’ve seen one since I was a boy in Western Pennsylvania. It seems remarkable, as it’s about 49 degrees, … Continue reading

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