Fri., May 24, 2013 3:37pm
This Memorial Day weekend will be the first big test for officers charged with enforcing Georgia’s new Boating Under the Influence law. The BUI law went into effect on May 15 and changed the blood alcohol limit from 0.10 to 0.08 for people behind the wheel of a boat or watercraft.
Sun., May 19, 2013 2:00pm
Officials from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources say volunteers and researchers have found loggerhead sea turtle nests on Wassaw, St. Catherines and Ossabaw Islands.
Sat., May 18, 2013 2:00pm
Department of Natural Resources officials say Georgia was one of 14 recipients of a grant to help promote National Safe Boating Week.
Mon., January 7, 2013 4:00am
An 8-mile-long strip of land on South Georgia's Altamaha River soon could be open to the public. The Nature Conservancy has bought a 6,000 acre tract known as Boyles Island in Wayne County. The $8 million-dollar purchase from timber giant Rayonier is expected to become a $4 million sale to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
Thu., January 3, 2013 1:55pm
State biologists say they've spotted a humpback whale off Georgia's coast. The Brunswick News reports that humpback whales are not commonly seen off the coast, though North Atlantic right whales are well-known winter visitors.
Mon., October 29, 2012 1:22pm
Sapelo Island residents say a proposed hike in the island's ferry fee is insult to injury after steep rises in other fees recently. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is proposing raising the one dollar one way fee on the only way on and off the island.
Tue., October 23, 2012 3:56pm
The Department of Natural Resources has cut off access to an illegal tire dump on state-owned land in Albany. Staff members will begin the messy cleanup to avoid further environmental hazards.
Thu., October 18, 2012 1:15pm
Georgia wildlife officials are saying for the first time that loggerhead sea turtles are recovering along the state's coast after more than 24 years of ups and downs for the threatened species. Department of Natural Resources biologist Mark Dodd said Thursday the giant turtles laid a record number of nests on Georgia beaches for the third straight year this summer.
Wed., October 17, 2012 8:20am
Georgia wildlife and public safety authorities want drivers to be on the lookout for deer now that fall is in full swing. Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has issued a special warning to drivers in cities and suburbs.
Mon., October 1, 2012 5:04am
Starting Monday, the state no longer prohibits burning yard waste and debris in much of north Georgia. The annual ban is designed to improve air quality and protect health.