Golden Isles of Georgia News

7/28/2018
Lakes Online
The Southeastern Raptor Center releases an eagle at Pyne Road Park on West Point Lake July 28, 2018.

6/16/2017
Outdoor Alabama
The recently extended federal red snapper season is good news for anglers. Watch this video for more information about the extended season and the state’s snapper check program.

4/30/2016
Lake & River Promotions
National Window Film Day Shares Valuable Facts with Homeowners and Brings Window Film to Light International Window Film Association Announces April 30th in Recognition of Window Film and its Many Benefits Washington, D.C. – April 11, 2016 – The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a nonprofit…

2/6/2016
Lake & River Promotions
Going to the Emerald Coast - Gulf of Mexico this year for Spring Break? If you are traveling from North Georgia, North Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri...you may find yourself driving through Phenix City, Al. & Columbus, Ga. Well, things have changed in this small, friendly southern area!! Check out what is…

4/29/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Named "Best Man-Made Whitewater" and one of the "Top 12 Man-Made Adventures on the Planet" by USA Today in 2013!! Whitewater's 2015 season on the Chattahoochee River officially begins May 8th with multiple activities planned on RiverFest Weekend. Rafting, zip lining, kayaking, fly fishing and paddle boarding on the…

3/29/2015
Lake & River Promotions
"Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout…

3/28/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Take a Wild and Crazy ride on the Best Man-made Whitewater Course in the World (USA Today)! The Chattahoochee River Whitewater Park is fun for rafting, kayaking, paddle boards, surfing, ziplining or just taking in the view. There is only one Community and Visitors Guide that covers both sides of the Chattahoochee River for…

1/9/2015
Lake & River Promotions
Progressive insurance Atlanta Boat Show Drops Anchor at Georgia World Congress Center 2015 event showcases hundreds of new boats and on-water fun, ideal winter destination for Southeast boaters…

9/11/2014
Lake & River Promotions
Here it is! - The grand opening of the Blue Heron Zipline Adventure is going to take place at the Blue Heron Adventure Tower which is located on the corner of 11th St. and Bay Ave at 9:00 am on Friday morning, September 12th. The venue will offically open to the public on Saturday the 13th. This is the only zipline…

2/15/2014
U.S. Army Corp of Engineers
Release no. 13-033ContactLisa Parker251-690-2505lisa.a.parker@usace.army.milMOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District will be opening Sawnee Campground on Lake Sidney Lanier on September 20, 2013 until March 23, 2014 on a first-come, first served basis. Campers will have the opportunity to pick…

1/24/2014
Georgia Power
ATLANTA, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Georgians continue to experience record-low temperatures this winter, Georgia Power is offering customers a better way to heat their homes with a new rebate…

1/1/2014
USACE
By Jeff Emmert, Chief Ranger This time of year, especially when we are getting single digit temperatures, it is hard to get motivated to get out on the water to try that favorite fishing hole. However, those who enjoy fishing know that now is the time of the year to be thinking about fish habitat for the season and future…

12/1/2013
USACE
By Chris Arthur, Chief Ranger Safe, responsible hunters will use extra care to avoid accidents on the water. Drownings happen on lakes, rivers, and ponds each year, especially during hunting season. When boats are used while duck hunting at Lake Lanier, help can be far away. Hunters must rely upon themselves or companions…

12/1/2013
USACE
By ernest Noe, Chief Ranger Did you know that it is illegal to remove trees from public lands surrounding Lake Lanier? It’s just like going on your neighbor’s property and cutting down trees. The US Army Corps of e…

3/24/2013
Chattahoochee River Whitewater
Restoring the Falls of the Chattahoochee – Communities on both sides of the Chattahoochee River have recently improved the river corridor with new Riverwalks and developments, but progress in the river itself has been stalled for decades by two decommissioned textile-mill-era dams. With oversight by the Army Corps of…

12/13/2012
Lake Harding News
They're reclaiming the Hooch along the southern border of Georgia and Alabama. In Columbus, the strategic demolition of old dams along the Chattahoochee River will soon unleash what the city is calling the River City Rush, the "longest urban whitewater course in the world," according to the event's website.Read more: http…

3/15/2011
Press Release
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today the awarding of more than $13.5 million in competitive grants to 11 states for 16 boating infrastructure projects. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service awards these grants, which will help fund construction of docks, boat slips and other facilities to support recreational…

3/14/2011
Amy Han
As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ongoing We’re for Water campaign, this year’s Fix a Leak Week—March 14 - 20, 2011—encourages Americans to help put a stop to the more than 1 trillion gallons of water wasted from household leaks each year. Finding and fixing leaks can save the average household…

1/9/2011
Georgia Power Company
ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,800 linemen and tree-removal personnel located as close as Florida and as far as Wisconsin are on their way to assist approximately 2,500 Georgia Power crew members with power restoration efforts.Georgia Power storm planners have been working since Friday to bring in…

12/9/2010
USACE
There are 280 miles of common boundary shared by the Corps and neighboring property owners. The Corps has initiated an ambitious program to ensure boundary accuracy and to mark the boundary with a system that the public can understand. To assist in identifying public property lines, "witness" trees are painted with orange…

10/19/2010
Steve Northington
It’s that time of year once again (I hate starting an article with that line) when we all wonder, will we use our boats anymore this year? We wonder, when is it time to winterize? I wonder if it will be a cold winter as last year was? And, worst of all, the most ridiculous one…. I wonder if I hang that 100 watt light bulb…

10/1/2010
Amy Han
EPA's Office of Water launched a new Web clearinghouse of Lake Shoreland Protection Resources, http://water.epa.gov/type/lakes/shoreland.cfm, which provides practitioners with links to key resources to protect and restore fragile lake shorelands and to promote better stewardship by lakeside property owners and others who…

4/20/2010
Jay Embry
The decision to purchase property can be daunting. Purchasing on the water can mean the stakes are even higher. If you have ever dreamed of buying a piece of shoreline for your dream home there are many things that you should consider. Here we present some of the issues that you need to take into account before…

4/8/2010
Boat U.S.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will decide on whether to allow a 50% increase in the amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply, from the current E10 (or containing 10% ethanol) up to E15 (containing 15% ethanol). However, with testing data on the new “mid-level” ethanol…

3/19/2010
Heather Babecki
Heather Babecki - Spookeay Marine, Hanover, AlabamaThe most neglected part of your boat, is often the hull bottom. It might be a ticking time bomb that could lead to a premature end to your boating season and budget.1. A Brief History of Marine FiberglassSome 50 years ago, fiberglass came into wide use in the…

2/14/2010
Bassmaster
Bassmaster Classic (February 19th - 21st)February is not only known for the NFL's Superbowl, but it is known for Bassmaster's Superbowl of bass fishing, the Classic. The 2010 Bassmaster Classic is being held on Lay Lake in Alabama. For those of you that may not know, the field consists…

2/11/2010
Steve Northington
Although the cooling system on your boat shares some of the same features as your car or truck, the systems are actually quite different. For this article, we will use a standard inboard/outboard configuration for discussion. First off, when you are cruising around in your boat, you are riding in one big huge radiator…

1/28/2010
Lakes Online
The NBC news team at KXAN in Austin, TX is reporting that Sea Ray has chosen Lake Travis to be the 2010 AquaPalooza. The exact location on the lake and musical artists have not been announced as they are still being planned.Local Sea Ray dealer Sail & Ski Center recently captured the…

1/14/2010
Amy Han
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making almost $10 million in grants available to 37 eligible coastal and Great Lakes states, territories and tribes to monitor beach water quality and notify the public of conditions that may be unsafe for swimming. This marks the 10th year that EPA provides beach grant…

6/29/2009
Watershed Academy
EPA’s Watershed Academy sponsors free Webcasts to help build the capacity of watershed practitioners from around the globe. On Wednesday, July 1, 2009, the Watershed Academy will sponsor the first in a series of Webcasts about the Clean Water Act (CWA). This first Webcast will provide an introduction to the CWA including a…

6/27/2009
Media Relations
With the arrival of peak-boating and boat-selling season, last week, the U.S. Senate passed S. Res. 199, introduced by Senators Herb Kohl (D-Wisc.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.), declared July 1, 2009 National Boating Day. The resolution recognizes the important role recreational boating and the boating industry play in the…

6/18/2009
Cat McCue
Washington, DC – In a major step toward reversing years of attacks on wetlands and water protections, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today passed the Clean Water Restoration Act (S.787) by a 12-7 vote.The bill would clarify the extent of federal protection for all "waters of the United…

6/10/2009
Press Release
Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today announced that $14.6 million will be awarded to 28 states under the Clean Vessel Act grant program in 2009. The grants will be used to fund the construction and installation of sewage pumpout facilities and floating restrooms, to purchase pumpout boats and provide…

5/13/2009
Jody Ramsey
To maintain and improve outdated water infrastructure and keep our wastewater and drinking water clean and safe, EPA has budgeted $3.9 billion. The funding will support efforts around the country to build and renovate an estimated 1,000 clean water and 700 drinking water infrastructure projects, support green…

5/7/2009
Christine Pomorski
May 7, 2009 – Late yesterday, Congressmen Ron Klein (D-Fla.) and Henry Brown (R-S.C.), along with Congressional Boating Caucus Co-Chairs Candice Miller (R-Mich.) and Gene Taylor (D-Miss.), introduced House Resolution 410, designating July 1, 2009 as National Boating Day in recognition of the important role recreational…

4/1/2009
Christine Pomorski
Charles T. Drevna, President of NPRA, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, appeared today before the U.S. Senate Environment & Public Works Committee’s Subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety to discuss issues related to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuels…

12/22/2008
Shawna Bergman
EPA's Environmental Assessment Provides Wellness Check-up The overall condition of the nation's coastal waters has improved slightly, based on a recently released environmental assessment. The National Coastal Condition Report III (NCCRIII) is the third in a series of environmental assessments of U.S. coastal and Great…

12/15/2008
Shakeba Carter Jenkins
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11/19/2008
Lakes Online
Your boat’s greatest enemy may be its fuel. There are a number of reports in the press about the negative effects of ethanol in marine fuel tanks -- this is a concern for boat owners. The problem began when many areas began banning the use of methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE), replacing it with ethanol blends. This…

9/16/2008
Shawna Bergman
23rd Annual International Coastal Cleanup on September 20th EPA and NOAA are joining Ocean Conservancy in the International Coastal Cleanup, the world?s largest volunteer event of its kind. Since 1986, the International Coastal Cleanup has gathered six million volunteers to remove more than 100 million pounds of marine…

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