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New Don Carter State Park Opens on Lake Lanier

September 16, 2013

This morning, Governor Nathan Deal will recognize the opening of Don Carter State Park, Georgia's newest state park and its only on Lake Lanier.

Caving Put on Hold

June 28, 2013

Caving opportunities in north Georgia and surrounding areas are being restricted due to a fatal fungus in bat communities affecting the East Coast.

Finding Healthy, Local Food

June 17, 2013

Linking farmers and consumers, Georgia Grown makes it simple for families to buy local foods.

Dump the Pump

June 13, 2013

Try transit during Dump the Pump, June 17-21. For one day, ride transit and experience for yourself the benefits of not driving alone.

National Get Outdoors Day This Saturday

June 6, 2013

This Saturday, National Get Outdoors Day, outdoors enthusiasts will head out to cave, hike, kayak and swim at parks all over the country.

Get Out to State Parks

May 8, 2013

As spring and summer settle in, the nearly 50 state parks flourish. Families gather to cave, hike, fish and geocache, while reunion parties make camp or rent lakeside cottages.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Signed By Governor Deal

April 30, 2013

At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.

Protecting the Air We Breathe: Air Quality Awareness Week

April 29, 2013

Today, April 29, Air Quality Awareness Week kicks off to educate Georgians about the health effects of air pollution and the meaningful actions they can take to improve outdoor air quality.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Passes the House

March 25, 2013

In a 146-17 vote the Georgia House of Representatives passed SB 136, a measure to lower the legal intoxication limit for boaters and hunters.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Goes to the House

March 8, 2013

The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it a crime to pilot a boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and increase penalties for those caught boating drunk.

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