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SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is offering a $1,000 grant to a third-, fourth- or fifth-grade public or private school teacher in the state who demonstrates exceptional energy and innovation in teaching life sciences. Science specialists covering those grade levels can also apply.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Many people have discovered the joy of birdwatching as they sampled new activities during this time of closed workplaces, social distancing and cabin fever.

AUGUSTA, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) and Environmental Protection Division (EPD) are aware of ongoing fish mortality in the Savannah River near Augusta, Georgia, and are actively investigating this occurrence.

Brunswick, GA

The Department of Natural Resources Coastal Resources Division (CRD) is taking precautions to keep the public safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19.  Due to the importance of public safety, the annual BeachWeek Events, typically scheduled for the week leading up to Independence Day, has been canceled.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The Canada goose lives in a variety of habitats, often in locations that are in close proximity to people, such as suburban neighborhood ponds, office complexes, parks, and other developed areas. This can become a frustration factor for homeowners and landowners when geese begin to molt in the summer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).

Brunswick, Ga.

NOAA Fisheries announces the final rule for Regulatory Amendment 29 to the Fishery Management Plan for the Snapper-Grouper Fishery of the South Atlantic Region (Regulatory Amendment 29).  

Glynn County, GA

Beach Advisories Lifted on St. Simons Island & Jekyll Island

PERRY, GA

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Forever, and Title Sponsor Bass Pro Shops are proud to announce the winners of the 2020 Georgia Fish Art Contest.

Brunswick, Ga.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) this week added two vessels to reefs approximately 17 east of Ossabaw Island and 22 miles east of St. Catherines Island.

BRUNSWICK, GA

Georgia’s beaches are not only vacation destinations, they’re top spots for nesting shorebirds and seabirds, and for migrating species feeding for long flights to the Arctic.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

DNR Survey Suggests Rains to Blame for Fewer Eaglets in Region

Brunswick, Ga.

Coastal Resources Division will present two-hour camp events during the summer to smaller groups, including families.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams today announced that Georgia waters will open for commercial and recreational harvest of food shrimp at 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Most human-bear encounters, such as a bear sighting, a bear up on a porch, or a bear in someone’s trash, are minor situations and almost all could be avoided if we become BearWise, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

The sandhill habitats of Georgia’s Coastal Plain are home to many rare species of plants and animals. To highlight this important landscape and its inhabitants, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and partners have released the “Teacher Guide to Georgia Sandhills.”

 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Twelve school children were announced today as statewide winners in the Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest.

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/child, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.

Brunswick, Ga.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that Georgia's territorial waters will close to commercial and recreational oyster harvest effective 6 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020, through midnight Monday, Sept. 30, 2020.