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The Sierra Club works to protect coastal marshland with legislative, legal, scientific, technical, communications and advocacy techniques. Our mission is to ensure an intact and improved ecosystem that comprises the Georgia Coast and its Atlantic Slope watersheds.

 
 
 
 
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Savannah Harbor
The US Army Corps of Engineers have been studying the proposal to deepen the Savannah River from 42 to 48 feet for the last 15 or so years. The environmental impacts range from destruction of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, loss of freshwater marsh, decreased dissolved oxygen and aquatic life, threats to Savannah's drinking water, air quality, and the list goes on. No study has looked at how the shipping industry works along the entire East Coast and where expansion would be best suited. The jobs proponents claim will result are not documented anywhere either. Cost to Georgia taxpayers, $32 million in the 2011 budget, $600 million if the federal government doesn't step in (which so far it hasn't).

Contacts: Judy Jennings at judyjennings@comcast.net or Steve Willis at snwillis@yahoo.com

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Tidelands Conservation Committee
Become active with our Tidelands Conservation Committee and the Save the Coast Campaign. The Tidelands Conservation Committee focus is to engage Sierra Club members in protecting coastal marshland with legislative, legal, scientific, technical, communications and advocacy techniques. The Tidelands Conservation Committee is a founding member of Save the Coast, a campaign addressing the interrelated systems of freshwater wetlands, freshwater flows, and the expansive Georgia salt marsh with a mission to insure an intact and improved ecosystem that comprises the Georgia Coast and its Atlantic Slope watersheds.

Contact: If you are interested in working on this issue, please contact Mark Mosely at msmosely@aol.com or (912)-399-0794.

 
 
       
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