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Georgia ‘Sees the Green’ by Conserving Lands and Waterways

January 30, 2013

Georgia expanded its investment in clean water, tourism and public health this month by adding more than 9,500 acres to the Townsend and Flat Tub wildlife management areas along the Altamaha and Ocmulgee Rivers.

Georgia Commute Options Helps You Get More by Driving Less

January 17, 2013

Georgia Commute Options are free services that help commuters and employers.

Take the Energy Challenge

December 20, 2012

Encouraged by the growing movement toward sustainability, all state agencies committed in 2008 to reducing energy consumption in office buildings some 15 percent by 2020.

State Parks Closed to Public for Deer Quota Hunts

November 5, 2012

Each fall, to prevent deer overpopulation, hunters spend select days culling herds, travelling from one state park to another. Starting tomorrow, Hard Labor Creek State Park will temporarily close to the public during its quota hunt. See the full schedule of park closures.

How to Dispose of Scrap Tires

October 25, 2012

In communities around the state, residents have for some years now raised concerns about the improper disposal of scrap tires, a trend that threatens both environmental and public health.

Understanding & Curbing the Effects of Drought

October 10, 2012

As the cool, crisp season of fall settles across the state with its vibrant color collages, it’s hard to reminisce over a summer filled with images of drought across the United States. Pictures of damaged crops and withering fields flashed across our television screens, as many people wondered, “What is a drought?” or “When will it end?”

Power to the Pedals: Atlanta’s First Bike to Work Challenge

October 3, 2012

This October, The Clean Air Campaign, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and local transportation management associations have organized the first-ever Bike to Work Challenge. The Bike to Work Challenge encourages current and new bicycle commuters to compete as individuals or on teams with other cycling enthusiasts in the metro Atlanta area.

Visit State Parks & Historic Sites for Free This Weekend

September 25, 2012

This Saturday, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites invites all Georgians to get out and experience state parks. Friends will be providing free parking and free admission at participating parks all over the state for Your State Parks Day.

Forestry Commission Joins Task Force to Prevent Arson

September 17, 2012

The Georgia Forestry Commission is joining with 13 other states to launch the Southeast Arson Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation. A federal grant is funding the project, which will advance the training for fire investigators in member states, most of which are understaffed and underfunded.

Vote for New Wildlife License Plates

September 14, 2012

To support conservation and habitat restoration efforts, the Wildlife Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources will soon be introducing new wildlife license plates and invites you to vote for your four favorite designs.

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