Three Savannah non-profits are joining forces to promote heritage tourism in an off-the-beaten-path part of Chatham County. The Pin Point Heritage Museum, Bethesda Academy and Ossabaw Island Foundation announced a partnership on Friday to share expertise and resources.
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.
Oysters are important to the overall health of our near-shore ecosystems. They stabilize shorelines and filter water. But there’s another player in this coastal habitat that also has a big impact: crabs.
Scientists are investigating how drought kills crabs and marshes on Georgia's coast. Much of the state remains in drought despite recent rains. That puts pressure on rivers and eventually Georgia's broad estuaries. A researcher says, crab diseases seem to flare up when drought chokes off freshwater river flows.