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UPCOMING EVENTS

 

We Are Back! The GEC 1st Friday Lunch is moving back to the old I-HOP location, now the Sunrise Dinner. Bobby Howard has warmly invited the GEC back to the newly remodeled private dining room at the Sunrise Diner! We have some interesting speakers lined up…

 

GEC 1st Friday Lunch, January 5, 11:15, Sunrise Dinner, the Sunrise Diner at 5031 New Jesup Highway, Brunswick. Meet Rick Frey, the St Marys Riverkeeper. Winding between Georgia and Florida over 130-miles from the Okefenokee Swamp to the Atlantic Ocean, the St. Marys River is scenic and historic. The dark waters of the St. Marys River are nearly pristine and relatively free from commercial impact. Rick’s job is more challenging than that of a typical Riverkeeper because of the different rules and regulations governing waterways in both states, as well as traveling to two state capitals while serving as an advocate of the river.

 

GEC 1st Friday Lunch, February 2, 11:15, Sunrise Diner (former I-HOP) 5031 New Jesup Hwy., Brunswick. Going Hog Wild! Kara Day, biologist from GADNR Wildlife Resources Division's Game Management, will discuss the dangers caused by invasive species and what they and other agencies are doing to combat them.

 

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The Diamondback terrapin is a salt marsh turtle commonly found throughout coastal Georgia.  In the summer months, May through the end of July, female terrapins venture to the causeways in search of high grounds on which to lay their eggs.  Unfortunately many are hit by cars.  However, you can prevent this!

SLOW DOWN, SAVE A TERRAPIN!

  • Maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.
  • Drive at a safe speed which will allow you to stop in the event of a crossing terrapin.
  • If it is safe for you get out of your car and help a terrapin across the road, place the terrapin in the direction it is facing off the road.

The Georgia Sea Turtle Center (GSTC) monitors the Jekyll Island Causeway during the diamondback terrapin nesting season.  Between 200 and 300 terrapins get hit annually on the Jekyll Island causeway alone.  Terrapins found injured are brought back to the GSTC for rehabilitation. Terrapins that we find dead on the causeway have their eggs extracted and are artificially incubated.  In 2008, over 100 hatchling terrapins hatched and were either released or reared in captivity for education and eventual release. We are developing management strategies for the 2009 terrapin nesting season to keep the turtles off the road. Please come to the GSTC to learn more about the diamondback terrapin. 

 
P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, GA 31521    ♦    912-466-0934    ♦    gec@glynnenvironmental.org
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