Brantley County Development Partners, LLC is attempting to build a landfill in Waynesville (Brantley County). The site they have chosen contains several wetlands, is prone to flooding, and it is nearby 2 elementary schools, private residences, and churches. It is not an appropriate location for a landfill.
Update: The permit for the proposed Brantley County landfill was found unlawful! Sunbelt Fish Kill - Glynn County
An upstream chemical spill has caused a drastic fish kill in a small canal in Glynn County. Investigations are underway as well as a containment and cleanup plan.
The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Satilla Riverkeeper are working to restore estuarine marsh-creek ecosystem by closing two obsolete navigation cuts and an old creek channel. The USACE is ready to move into the Design and Implementation phase of the project. Cost sharing requires a 25% non-federal match to the 75% cost contributed by USACE under Section 1135 CAP.
Update: The project is moving forward and the Corps is currently filling in Dynamite Cut.
People from across our watershed swim, paddle, and play in the Satilla each year. However, the state will only ensure protections for a water body's "Designated Use." Currently, the Satilla River is not designated as protected for swimming or recreation, which means the water quality standards are not as protective as they should be. The Satilla Riverkeeper is fighting to protect 150 miles of the River for swimming!
Update: After submitting our petition, EPD has Proposed protecting 100 miles of the Satilla for swimming!