Donate Now for Joe’s Cut Habitat Project

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Don’t Wait! Help CCA raise $12,000 to implement Joe’s Cut reef enhancement. Two of our four committed habitat projects (the Savannah Reef Enhancement and the Henry Vassa Cate piling reconstruction off Jekyll Island) were completed in 2015 at a cost of $34,200 to CCA GA. The next up of the final two projects is the Joe’s Cut reef enhancement scheduled to be completed in the April/May time frame and will require us to raise an additional $12,000. Joe’s Cut inshore artificial reef is located in Wassaw Sound. This reef was constructed in the 1980s but materials are mostly now covered in sediment. The intention is to deploy 50 Fish Attracting Devices (FADs) like the one shown below: Various forms of marine life will colonize these structures and should create improved fishing opportunities in this popular and easily accessed location. Thus far in 2016, we have received about $1300 in CCA member donations to go towards this project, so we need about $10,700 to get Joe’s Cut implemented by the April timeframe. So, we’re asking you, our CCA members, to again consider making a tax free contribution (CCA GA is a 501C3 organization so all donations are tax deductible) to help us obtain these needed funds. And, we have an easy way for you to make your contribution. Please click on the “Donate Now” button above or below and follow the instructions to make an on-line contribution or to obtain a Habitat Project Donation form to fill-out and mail in. Thank you for your consideration of this request. We will keep you posted on our progress of meeting our goal of making the reef enhancement at Joe’s Cut a reality.

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CCA GA at National Seminar Series

On Saturday, February 6th, CCA GA had a booth at George Proveromo’s National Seminar Series stop held at the Armstrong Conference Center in Savannah. This fishing seminar was co-hosted by Georgia’s DNR/CRD Executive Director- Spud Woodward and had about 300 anglers who paid to attend the show. Former CCA GA board member and one of Savannah’s premiere fishing guides- Roger Burge was a presenter at the seminar. Pictured above is CCA GA membership chair- Pat Brooks and his son Walker manning our booth. Our interactions with the crowd resulted in signing up 15 new CCA members and getting one donation to our Habitat Conservation projects. Tom Rood- CCA GA Chairman and Skidaway member – Dave Devore also spent time at the booth answering questions about who we are and what we do.

CCA GA Sponsors HB736 for Habitat Improvements

At last week’s beginning session of the 2016 Georgia legislative session, CCA GA was instrumental in getting a new bill introduced for a coastal tag to support habitat improvements along the Georgia coast. DNR Commissioner- Mark Williams and Spud Woodward- Director of CRD (pictured above) were there at the Capitol when HB 736 was put forward as a simple amendment to the Official Code of Georgia adding a short subsection to create this new tag. Similar to other wildlife tags, the cost of the tag at the local county tag office would be just $25, with $19 paid to a restricted fund administered by the Coastal Resources Division (CRD) of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), $1 paid to the local tag-issuing authority, and $5 to the General Fund. As with other wildlife tags, renewals will be $25, with $20 paid to the CRD restricted fund, and $5 to the state treasury. This restricted fund to be administered by CRD would be used exclusively for projects to restore and enhance marine habitats through oyster reef creation, construction of man-made reefs along the shorelines of tidal rivers and creeks, as well as construction of offshore reefs in the Atlantic Ocean. None of the restricted funds will be used for administrative, overhead or salary costs. Stay tuned as we may need your support to help us get this bill passed into law as it move through the process over the next 40 days.

$18,500 Check Delivered to DNR/CRD

IMG_0168-002At last week’s “Sportsman’s Day at the Capitol” CCA GA’s Chair- Tom Rood (far left) and CCA GA Gov’t Relations- Brooks Schoen (far right) present check for $18,500 to DNR Commissioner- Mark Williams and CRD Director- Spud Woodward for our first of four Habitat Conservation projects- the Savannah Reef Enhancement- We are planning on raising an additional $15,000 in 2016 to fund the remaining projects we’ve chosen to improve Georgia’s coastal habitat. (See our previous article on this and click on the donate button to show us your support.)

Buy Tickets! 2016 Sapelo Oyster Roast & Membership Appreciation Event

2016 Sapelo Oyster Roast & Membership Appreciation Event-

  Saturday, February 20th, 6:00 PM
  Delta Plantation Clubhouse on Harris Neck

For detailed information on any of our fundraising banquets, please contact the CCA GA state office at 1-912-927-0280 or send an email to Stephanie Barkley – sbarkley@ccaga.org

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2016 Sapelo Oyster Roast Tickets



Each chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Georgia sponsors an annual fundraising banquet. While these banquets vary by chapter… some banquets may feature a sit down dinner with crystal and linen, while other banquets may feature home cooked barbeque or a low country shrimp boil.  One thing, though, is for certain: you will have a fantastic time, meet new friends, and chances are, will go home with some very unique prizes!  CCA Georgia’s banquets include raffles, silent auctions and live auctions. Auction items typically include everything from name brand sunglasses to rods and reels to exotic trips to Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Bring along your spouse and friends and be prepared for a fun filled evening!  See you at the next banquet!

CCA Georgia Banquets

Each chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association Georgia sponsors an annual fundraising banquet. While these banquets vary by chapter (some banquets may feature a sit down dinner with crystal and linen, while other banquets may feature home cooked barbeque or a low country shrimp boil), one thing, is certain; you will have a fantastic time, meet new friends, and chances are, will go home with some very unique prizes!  

CCA Georgia’s banquets include raffles, silent auctions and live auctions. Auction items typically include everything from name brand sunglasses to rods and reels to exotic trips to Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Africa. Bring along your spouse and friends and be prepared for a fun filled evening!  See you at the next banquet!

For detailed information on any of our fundraising banquets, please contact the CCA GA state office at 1-912-927-0280 or send an email to Stephanie Barkley – sbarkley@ccaga.org