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UPCOMING EVENTS



Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.

Saturday, June 24th, Green Screen, Ritz Theater, Newcastle Street, Brunswick. Show times:
11:30 am - Welcome and short films
12:15 pm - Break with light lunch and more networking with local environmental orgs
1:15 pm - Feature film presentation: How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can't Change  Appropriate for ages 10+ due to mild language.
There are opportunities for GEC members to participate at our table. Interested - call or email the GEC.

Saturday, June 24, 10:00 to 4:00, Rally for Cumberland, Howard Gilman Waterfront Park, St Marys. A coming together in support of Cumberland Island National Seashore - and raising our voices in opposition to rezoning that would allow the development of this fragile and precious Biosphere Reserve. * Free "Don't Develop Cumberland Island" t-shirts for the first 400 attendees, music, face-painting, information booths, food trucks * Hosted by Save Cumberland Island National Seashore. There are opportunities for GEC members to participate at our tent.  Interested - call or email the GEC.

Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division is giving a presentation about Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.

 

Our Story: News & Releases

News:  From January, 2004 to June, 2008 and Press Room: GEC Press Releases and Newspaper Articles from May 15, 2000 to February 28, 2008

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April 12, 2017 - Judge: Twitty Park lawsuit will go forward

March 22, 2017 - Walmart supports work for a healthy community

March 1, 2017 - Science and engineering fair winners announced

January 7, 2017 - Support swells to block landfill

December 23, 2016 - Brantley residents voice opposition to proposed landfill

November 21, 2016 - City briefed on Terry Creek, LCP sites

November 17, 2016 - Brunswick City Commission Updated on Superfund Sites

October 2, 2016 – Editorial: EPA civil rights office could be more proactive

October 1, 2016 - Island man trying to plan meeting of groups to tackle ongoing issues

October 1, 2016 - EPA civil rights office never finds discrimination, per report

August 2, 2016 - $29 million agreement reached to clean Brunswick Superfund site

August 1, 2016 - Settlement Reached to Clean Up Toxic Waste Site in Brunswick

July 29, 2016 - Former owners of LCP Superfund Site to spend $29 million on another cleanup

July 29, 2016 - EPA announces $29M settlement for cleanup work at Brunswick site

April 11, 2016 - Group demonstrates to save Twitty Park

April 8, 2016 - Group seeks to preserve Twitty park

February 24, 2016 - Glynn Academy student wins fair award

February 24, 2016 - Walmart supports safe seafood program

February 19, 2016 - Opponents of spaceport facing criticism

February 16, 2016 - Savannah area students win science fair honors

February 15, 2016 - GA student Wins Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award

January 25, 2016 - Environmentalist sue to preserve St. Simons Island park

January 18, 2016 - Law suit filed to keep SSI’s Twitty Park a public park

January 15, 2016 - Local Group Launches Effort to Save Iconic Twitty Park

December 12, 2015 - Sea Island gets OK for beach buildup, despite protests

November 17, 2015 - Area environmentalist react to Coastal Georgia Ecological Report Card

September 11, 2015 - City Commission Approved Superfund Cleanup Resolution

August 29, 2015 - Glynn Environmental Coalition rings in 25 years anniversary

August 3, 2015 - Public, city ask for complete Terry Creek Cleanup

July 27, 2015 - EPA to hold public meeting on Terry Creek cleanup plan

July 25, 2015 - EPA plans public forum to discuss clean up of Terry Creek toxic site

July 20, 2015 - Pulp Mill Air Permit Renewal Meeting

July 20, 2015 - Terry Creek Superfund Site Meeting

July 13, 2015 - EPD to host meeting about smelly air discharge

June 24, 2015 - Terry Creek Outfall Ditch Proposed Plan Released by EPA

June 20, 2015 - LCP Superfund Site - After 20 Years and $130 Million Spent

April 18, 2015 - Coastal environment at crossroads as economy bounces back

April 6, 2015 - McIntosh County students win at regional science fair

March 30, 2015 - Does Living Near A Superfund Site Increase Cancer Risks?

March 25, 2015 - Students recognized at science and engineering fair

February 24, 2015 - EPA Cleanup Plan for Brunswick Site Questioned

January 31, 2015 - Battle over rising seas in Glynn

January 23, 2015 - State legislator asks for more public comment time on superfund site

January 12, 2015 - Locals, activists slam EPA proposal to clean Georgia Superfund site

January 5, 2015 - Honeywell superfund site report skewed towards ‘whites’

January 1, 2015Op-Ed: EPA cleanup plan unacceptable - Or - A lasting solution for Brunswick  

December 22, 2014 - Local attorney speaks about Honeywell site

December 20, 2014 - Plant cleanup raises new concerns on Georgia coast

December 15, 2014 - EPA not doing enough to clean up Honeywell site

December 3, 2014EDITORIAL - Health risks in marsh must be dealt with immediately

December 1, 2014 - EPA proposes cleanup plan for LCP Chemicals site in Brunswick

December 1, 2014 - Human tests suggest contamination from Superfund site stretches at least 25 miles

November 24, 2014 - Cleanup plan proposed for superfund site

November 22, 2014 - Environmental Protection Agency holding hearing on LCP cleanup plan in Brunswick

October 22, 2014 - TURTLE RIVER - Toxic Legacy Poisons Dolphins, Drinking Water

June 9, 2014 - Environment Attracts Visitors

February 13, 2014 - Hercules warns Brunswick neighbors of groundwater contamination

January 11, 2014 - Study: Glynn Dolphins show high concentration of PCB contamination

November 21, 2013 - A Coastal Toxic Waste Site Is Spreading

October 26, 2013 - Environmental group: Pollution spreading

September 29, 2013 - Years after closing it, Brunswick must now remediate its old T Street Landfill

May 1, 2013 - Superfund cleanup to begin soon

April 2, 2013 - Wetlands cleanup agreement reached

March 29, 2013 - Editorial | Time for EPA to act on issue, Superfund site poses danger to community

March 28, 2013 - Superfund concerns prompt action

February 2, 2013 - Is Now the Time to Prepare for Sea Level Rise?

January 8, 2013 - Lingering Pollutants Taint Fishing Waters

December 17, 2012 - Science and Engineering Projects Supported by GA Power

October 11. 2012 - Fishing Tournament Designed for Testing

October 1, 2012 Glynn Coalition Concerned About Hercules Site

August 18, 2012 - Jekyll Bicycle Path Gets OK

August 15, 2012 - Fast News: ...Restore 960 Acres of Wetlands

August 8, 2012 - Is the Sea Rising to Meet US? Glynn Sees No Urgency

August 2, 2012 - Landowner's Request Bewilders Commission

May 2, 2012 -Polluted Site Closer to Being Salvaged

April 6, 2012 - Air Quality Monitors Likely to be Removed

March 2, 2012 - New Experts for Brunswick Cleanup

February 26, 2012 - New Experts to Clean Up Brunswick Superfund Site

February 21, 2010 - Fifth Annual Lipscomp Science Fair Award Won by Garrett Herrin 

March 2, 2009 - Fourth Annual Lipscomb Science Fair Award Won by Allison M. Brashear

February 12, 2009 - GEC Files Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit 
The Glynn Environmental Coalition filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the US EPA on January 16, 2009. 

February 9, 2009 -Elementary Test Scores and Toxic Air Show Link

The Glynn Environmental Coalition  matched the readings and math proficiency test scores of Glynn County elementary schools with the air ranking scores.

February 28, 2008 - Third Annual Lipscomb Science Fair Award
Won by Hailey B. Wetzel, a 16-year-old 10th grader at Glynn Academy, this is the third recipient of the annual Dr. William T. Lipscomb Science Fair Award given this past Saturday at the award ceremonies at Coastal Georgia Community College.

January 4, 2008 - EPA Responds to Dr. Bull's Request to Test Altama Elementary
Instead of resolving the uncertainty caused by the previous erroneous testing for the pesticide toxaphene at the school, which did not report all the toxic chemicals present, the EPA has requested a meeting.

November 12, 2007 - Dr. Bull Supports Efforts to Test Altama Elementary 
Glynn County Schools has joined the GEC, The Brunswick News, the Altama Elementary School PTA President, and others in requesting the EPA to follow the advice of the EPA Office of Inspector General and retest the school.  

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