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USACE Flood Risk Statement for Lake Allatoona

Cartersville is the best dam town in Bartow County. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

Deputy Public Affairs Officer for the USACE Lisa Parker released a flood risk statement, due to the potential for flooding from recent rains.

2015 Dirty Dozen Report Released by Georgia Water Coalition

Free Ways to Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day

The Georgia Water Coalition published its “Dirty Dozen” for 2015.  Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers wants us “to come together to correct pollution problems, eliminate the wasteful use of our tax dollars and restore our streams, rivers, lakes and coastal waters.” The Dirty Dozen Report applauds the Georgia Department of Transportation for denying Palmetto Pipeline the use of [eminent] domain for […]

Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup Volunteers Needed

The Great Allatoona Clean-Up is the best way to say, "I love you, Lake Allatoona!" ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

The Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup (GLAC) is the best reason to hit the lake with your friends. Any day is good for having fun on the water, but GLAC is when you give something back — by taking garbage out. The Great Lake Allatoona Cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, September 12, 2015. For the 30th year, […]

Apply Online for Quota Hunt Permits in Georgia

Not all game hunting  in Georgia is subject to quotas.

Applying for a quota hunt permit has never been easier.  You can now apply online in just minutes for deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others for both children and adults, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. A quota hunt is a scheduled event at a Wildlife Management Area or other […]

Georgia’s Trout Season Never Ends

Robert's Secret Trout Stream ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

As usual, trout season opened in March.  The difference this year is trout season never ends! Beginning April 21, 2015, state trout streams will remain open all year long, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “The Board of Natural Resources recently approved the lifting of seasonal restrictions on approximately 1,600 […]

Atlanta’s Peregrine Falcon Cam

Did you hear the news about the falcon cam?

Some Falcons can fly on the ground, but only peregrine falcons can soar over Atlanta’s skyline. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources camera is streaming live video of a pair of peregrine falcons nesting atop SunTrust Plaza Tower. Although the adults switched nest sites this spring, delaying the project, viewers can now watch as the raptors […]

25th Annual “Give Wildlife a Chance” Poster Contest

Plug Into Nature by Madeline Ensley ~ Photo Courtesy of GDNR

Our friends with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the State Botanical Garden of Georgia, the Environmental Resources Network (TERN), and the friends group of DNR’s Nongame Conservation Section are sponsors of the 25th Annual Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest. To celebrate the silver anniversary, this year’s theme is “Georgia’s WILD Animals & Plants […]

Georgia Gov. Deal Sues Army Corps Over Lake Allatoona Water

Cartersville is the best dam town in Bartow County. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland

On November 7, 2014, Georgia’s Governor Deal announced that the state of Georgia, the Atlanta Regional Commission and Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority filed lawsuits against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for failure to address long-standing water supply requests in the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa (ACT) River Basin. The suits were filed in the U.S. District Court […]

100-Year-Old Alligator Snappers Found in Georgia

Tagging an alligator snapping turtle.

  I’m not exactly sure what those conservationists are doing to that alligator snapper (a.k.a. snapping turtle), but I’m sure it’s something that you and I would not want to do.  Judging by the alligator snapper’s eye, it doesn’t look too pleased either. As North America’s largest non-marine turtle, alligator snapping turtles can weigh more than 200 […]