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Jane Yarn: Marsh Lady of the Georgia Coast

Before the environmental movement began, the late Jane Yarn was blazing a path for conservation. Yarn helped save thousands of acres of Georgia barrier islands and marshland from development, created river recreation areas in inland Georgia, and played a role in founding the Nature Conservancy and other conservation groups in Georgia. Through her friendship with former Georgia governor and President Jimmy Carter, Jane was able to play a bigger role on a much larger stage, helping create underwater marine sanctuaries off the East and West Coasts of the U.S. The documentary includes interviews with Jimmy Carter, members of Jane Yarn's family, and others who knew her, as well as incredible underwater footage of the wreck of the Research Vessel Jane Yarn, named after the pioneering conservationist and later sunk to create an artificial reef off the Georgia coast.

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