DNR Facebook Page
Georgia DNR is now on Facebook! We encourage you all to “like” and follow our page. We’ll be sharing information about what each Division is up to and encouraging our followers to get outdoors!
Coastal Resources Division:https://www.facebook.com/CoastalGaDNR
Historic Preservation Division: https://www.facebook.com/georgiashpo
Law Enforcement Division: https://www.facebook.com/gadnrle
Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites Division: https://www.facebook.com/georgiastateparks
Wildlife Resources Division: https://www.facebook.com/WildlifeResourcesDivisionGADNR
The next DNR Board meetings will be held on Tuesday-Wednesday, June 23-24, 2015, in the DNR Boardroom:
· NGMA meeting will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015
· Committee meetings will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2015
· Board meeting will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
May 12 & 19 – The second round of customer service training for front line staff was completed at Fort Yargo on May 12 and at Red Top Mountain on May 19. Additional sessions are planned for June.
May 19 – 21 – Seasonal training for interpretive staff was held at Indian Springs.
June 4 – 6 – PRHSD staff will attend the Georgia Trails Summit conference in Athens and be an exhibitor there.
June 6 – PRHSD will participate and exhibit at the Generations Expo: 50+Boomers and Seniors at the Gwinnett Center.
This week in the media…Fort Yargo State Park was featured on Travelchannel.com as one of the best family campgrounds. Sweetwater Creek was featured on 2 segments of Good Day Atlanta and CBS46 did a live segment on summer getaways at state parks including family activities, accommodations, yurts and geocaching.
Recently, Region VI-Metter Rangers received a complaint from the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in reference to individuals collecting live cypress tree seedlings on the refuge, which is theft under federal law. The Rangers responded to the suspect’s camping platform in the Coffee Bay area to talk with them. After a brief investigation, the illegally taken items were retrieved, documented as evidence and turned over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for prosecution.
Recently, RFC Anne Britt from Region II-Gainesville received the Hall County Kiwanis “John W. Jacobs, Sr.” Memorial Award for excellence in Law Enforcement. This award is given to outstanding law enforcement officers in the Gainesville-Hall County community. Officer Britt was nominated by DNR Region II LED for her commitment to the Division's Critical Incident Reconstruction Team and for her work on Lake Lanier and the surrounding area.
Last week, Lt. Judd Smith and Lt. Wayne Hubbard from HQ in Social Circle, Sgt. Stan Elrod from Region II-Gainesville, and Sgt. Chris Moore from Region VI-Metter rode their bicycles on The Police Unity Tour from Portsmouth, VA to the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial in Washington, DC. They rode the 250 miles with about 200 other law enforcement professionals to enhance awareness about those officers who have died in the line of duty, and to raise money for the National Law Enforcement Officer's Memorial. All riders must train extensively and must be willing to raise a minimum of $2000 for the Police Unity Tour.
Staff hosted the 2015 class of Leadership Wayne for a demonstration trawl aboard the R/V Anna.
Staff participated in an outreach event at the St. Francis Xavier School in Brunswick. More than 250 children and adults experienced a touch tank of coastal Georgia marine life and learned about the harmful effects of marine debris.
At the Liberty Regional Water Resources Council meeting, staff gave a presentation on an upcoming project designed to help communities become more resilient to future coastal hazards through implementing green infrastructure practices. Liberty County and associated municipalities agreed to participate in the project as the pilot community.
May 12 – HPD Staff attended the Metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Plan Environmental Consultation Meeting hosted by the Atlanta Regional Commission. Consultation between federal, state, and local agencies aided in leading and focusing the next update to the regional plan.
May 19 - Director Crass and National Register and Survey Program Manager Stephanie Cherry-Farmer gave a presentation to residents of the Newnan area on the Brown’s Mill Battlefield National Register nomination.
May 27 - HPD staff will travel to Marshallville in Macon County to meet with city officials about their new federal Historic Preservation Fund grant to produce a citywide historic resources survey.
Go Fish Georgia for Memorial Day! The fish are all stocked 473,000 walleye; 75,000 trout; as well as tons of white bass, stripers, and shad among other sport fish. Find a Kid’s fishing event near you!
New quota hunt application system will go live the first week of June! It will be integrated into the licensing system and easier than ever.