Monday, August 9, 2010

News from Savannah Wildlife Refuge


Thanks again to everyone who has contacted Rep Jack Kingston and other local officials about the Harris Neck issue. Representatives from the Friends group met with Rep. Kingston on August 6th to voice our concerns. It appears that he will attempt to get a congressional hearing on the Harris Neck issue, but is unsure if he will be successful. We argued to no avail that the issue has been adjudicated multiple times and that further investigation is not needed.

It is clear that the more he hears from constituents and others about their support for preserving the refuge, the less enthusiasm he will have for pursuing the hearing. If you have not done so yet, please send a letter, an e-mail, or call/visit his office as soon as possible to let him know you support keeping Harris Neck the vital refuge that it is. Addresses and other resources are available on the SNWR web site at


Your Friends group has established a weekly maintenance day at the Savannah NWR. We invite anyone who wants to put in some volunteer time to show up at the Visitor Center between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM every Thursday (except Federal holidays). Activities will be tailored to your abilities and interests and will include both indoor and outdoor projects. Weekly chores will include mowing, edging, weeding, watering, sweeping, filling bird feeders and bird baths, and cleaning exhibits. Other activities will be also be available as the needs arise and time permits.

The first meeting of The Beech Hill Volunteers will be this Thursday , August 12, 2010. (The VC is located on Beech Hill Lane). Bring your gloves, sun screen, and enthusiasm. Tools and water will be supplied, show up early to beat the heat. No RSVP needed.

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