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Created 7-31-08

Resource Restoration Projects
Under Review
 

 

Extensive damage to Glynn County's natural resources occurred while the LCP Chemicals Superfund Site operated.  The natural resource trustees (NOAA, USFWS, GA-EPD) are currently reviewing restoration projects proposed by the public, organizations like the GEC, and state and federal agencies.  Many of the projects are in the Turtle River area where the greatest damage was caused to recreational and commercial fishing and wildlife populations. 
 

 
 

Of the projects under review, several propose new oyster reefs, land conservation, and improvements to recreational fishing.  The recreational fishing improvements are being considered in areas near Turtle River, but outside the areas where seafood consumption advisories are currently in place.

 A project proposed long ago to fix the Intracoastal Waterway along the back side of Jekyll Island is receiving attention, too.  Modifications made to Latham River during the construction of the Jekyll Island Causeway resulted in the once deep Jekyll Creek to silt in and require frequent dredging to be navigable.  The project would open blockages in Latham River and restore the historical flow in the Intracoastal Waterway. 

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The Intracoastal Waterway fix will require two bridges (circles) and blocking the canal dug during causeway construction.
 

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