The Sapelo Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association Georgia is having its 2nd Annual Oyster Roast on Saturday, February 25th, 2017! We’ll have food, beverages, a few raffle items and lots of fun! To make your reservation or get additional information, contact Russell Kent (firstname.lastname@example.org). We’re asking both active members and future members to make reservations…gotta make sure we don’t run out of oysters! Also, please let me know if you would like to volunteer to help with the cooking.
WHAT: Local oysters and clams accompanied by specialty dishes provided by some of our special people. We’ll also have beer, wine and sweet tea!
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th from 6-9 P.M
WHERE: Delta Plantation Clubhouse on Harris Neck (contact Russell if you need directions)
Active CCA Members: Free! Includes food and beverages for you and your spouse or guest
Future CCA Members: $30 individual; includes food, beverages and one year membership.
$40 couple; includes food, beverages and one year membership for one person.
CONTACT: Russell Kent; cell phone (912) 506-2150; email@example.com
You’re welcome to BYOB and we’ll gladly include any appetizers, sides or main dishes if you want to share your culinary talents. We’ll have plenty so please don’t feel obligated to bring anything….just come and have a great time!
Georgia’s Marine Habitat License Plate
During the 2016 session of the Georgia General Assembly, members of the Coastal Conservation Association spearheaded an effort to get coastal legislators to amend Georgia law to authorize a new specialty motor vehicle license plate. Representative Alex Atwood of St. Simons Island and Senator Ben Watson of Savannah shepherded House Bill 736 through the legislative process, and Governor Deal signed it into law during May. A portion of the proceeds from sale of this plate will fund marine habitat enhancement along the Georgia coast.
How much will it cost?
The license plate will cost $25 in addition to the regular tag fees.
Where does the money go?
The first year $19 will go into the marine habitat enhancement fund, $1 will go to the issuing tag office and $5 to the state treasury.
The second year and every year after $20 will go into the marine habitat enhancement fund and $5 to the state treasury.
What will the money be used for?
Funds from sales of this license plate will be used in combination with Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and donations from businesses, private individuals, and conservation groups such as the Coastal Conservation Association to enhance habitats used by a variety of marine species.
Potential projects include:
Oyster reef creation
Construction of man-made fishing reefs along the shorelines of Georgia’s tidal rivers and creeks
Construction of man-made reefs in the Atlantic Ocean
When your plates are due for renewal, just go to your County Tag Office and request the Marine Habitat license plate.
For more information, see the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Website
We’re in the process of forming a new chapter in Statesboro, GA – the officers have stepped forward and we will finalize the formation of the chapter in the next week or so. We’re excited that these folks are coming onboard! Stay Tuned!