This spring, hundreds of college students descended on Georgia’s Cumberland Island during their break- but they weren’t there to party. Garbage bags in tow, students from the southeast, as well as Trinidad and Japan, hit Cumberland’s beaches to help the Georgia Conservancy clean up the island.
A worker at Cumberland Island National Seashore has discovered the remains of what could be a Confederate warship. The islands off Georgia’s historic coast are no stranger to shipwrecks. But this particular vessel has captured the attention of residents more than most.
Park rangers on a remote barrier island off the Georgia coast say they have found a historical treasure — an 80-foot fragment of an old shipwreck nearly buried beneath the sand. Archaeologists from the National Park Service uncovered the wreckage last week.
Cumberland Island National Seashore officials are asking the public to give them guidance on the seashore's core values. It's all part of a an effort to update Foundation Documents at all of the National Park System's nearly 400 units across the country.
The National Park Service has given the go ahead for Cumberland Island National Seashore to raze three-homes that recently came into agency's possession. The decision finalizes a plan spelling out how the Seashore will use seven island homes that two years ago became public property under agreements signed in the 1970's.
New rules for dogs on St. Simons Island are drawing both cheers and jeers from dog lovers. On the one hand, Glynn County officials are banning dogs on the island's beach this summer when the sand is most popular, during the day. On the other hand, they're giving dog owners the discretion to unleash their dogs and let them roam free in the mornings and evenings.
Cumberland Island's top official says investigators believe a 43-acre wilderness was started by a person, but they do not suspect it's a case of arson. Island Superintendent Fred Boyles declined Wednesday to provide details on the investigation into the fire that's been burning for the past week on the island off Georgia's coast. He says the investigation still isn't complete.
High surf from Hurricane Irene this weekend washed away more than sand. The endangered loggerhead sea turtles were near the end of their nesting season when the storm lashed the beaches. Turtle-watchers spotted numerous examples of nests that just disappeared after Irene.