Georgia DNR Education and Outreach: Three New Posters and a Workbook Now Available

GEORGIA – Teachers, students, tackle shops, marinas, parks, community recreation areas and others across the state are invited to check out three (3) new posters and a workbook recently completed by Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division (WRD). Recreational Freshwater Fishes of Georgia Poster: An attractive and quick ID reference for freshwater fishes commonly caught by…

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Florida Trustees Seek Public Comment on Draft Restoration Plan

The Florida Trustee Implementation Group has released its Draft Restoration Plan 2 and Environmental Assessment. We will accept public comment through March 29, 2021. We will conduct a public webinar on March 11, 2021. The suite of 19 restoration projects proposed in this draft plan includes projects that address the restoration types listed below. The projects, if approved,…

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fresh kwaks from the pen of Delbert Duck

Today the duck has a question for all the humans:      What is it that you see when you look into that thing you humans call a mirror? Do you see the reflection of a person that is honest and kind to others? Is that person staring back at you someone you would want…

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Good News – Comforter

By Vic Dove Comforter “Blessed be the God…of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4   One of the best ways to describe comfort is…to…

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The public stands to lose through judicial narrowing of Georgia Sunshine Laws

Posted on January 28, 2021 by Kathy By Clare Norins and Nneka Ewulonu If allowed to stand, a trial court misinterpretation of Georgia’s Open Records Act would create a gaping loophole in the state’s Sunshine Laws, allowing government agencies to avoid public scrutiny by delegating functions to a private contractor. When a Georgia government agency contracts a private…

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NOAA Fisheries Aquaculture February 2021

Director’s Message As we release the first newsletter of 2021, I want to take a moment to look back at the challenges and accomplishments of last year. 2020 was not an average year for the agency or the aquaculture industry and I feel it is important to continue to acknowledge what has changed. Many industries…

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Honoring Local Black Educators!

George Boston Rhynes (229) 251-8645 5004 Oak Drive Valdosta, Georgia 31605-1144 TO:  The Quitman Free Press (Letter To The Editor) Its been fifty (50) years since graduating from Washington Street High School Class of 1970 in Quitman-Brooks County Georgia School System.  This was an all-black segregated school with all black educators and I say thanks to…

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