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.
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. This project will restore over 4,500 acres of Satilla River Estuary!
Update: The Army Corps has filled Dynamite Cut and the Old River Run. The next phase of the project is to fill Noyes 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!