Donate Now for Joe’s Cut Habitat Project

DONATE NOW

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.

PLEASE: DONATE NOW

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.

Godspeed to Fred “SMOKE” Craig

cca fred craig photoGodspeed to our friend, Fred “SMOKE” Craig. We will always remember your bright smile, keen wit and incredible stories of your Blue Angel and USMC adventures. You contribution to Coastal Conservation and enthusiasm for CCA Skidaway was a blessing to us all.

Semper Fi!

Use the link below for some photos and tributes by many ofScreen Shot 2016-02-07 at 8.04.10 AM Fred’s closest friends. E.G. running into an old dear friend while signing autographs after a Blue Angels show at Andrews:

“..the startled mob standing all around, somewhat taken aback by our spectacular display of camaraderie at its center. We were finally brought back to the business at hand when one of the spectators– a comely, buxom blonde lass called out, “Damn, all I got was an autograph.” Fred spent hours poring through my archive on ‘his’ Blues …”

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Live From The Field

Skidaway CCA January 2015 Meeting and Free Public Seminar.  Shallow water fishing in the Southeast Coastal Georgia waters will be the focus of the CCA of Skidaway’s January meeting to be held on Monday, January 11, at St. Peter’s Church beginning at 7:00 pm. This is free and open to the public. The panel of speakers, which will consist of Landings residents Robert Hale, Matt Amman, and Mark McGarity, will discuss the techniques necessary to be successful with live bait, artificial bait, and with fly tackle for saltwater species. Collectively, the panel has over 80 years of shallow water fishing experience, and they appreciate the challenges associated with catching fish during seasonal weather changes. This will be an interactive seminar. Come prepared to learn some great fishing tips!

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