The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is experiencing low water levels in much of the refuge which is impacting access to several of the overnight shelters in the swamp and closing many trails in the Okefenokee Wilderness Trail System. Beginning on November 14, the refuge will only be accepting reservations for overnight camping trips two weeks in advance, instead of two months. Reservations made prior to November 14 will be honored as scheduled. Booking only two weeks in advance should help the refuge better manage cancellations if the water continues to fall. The Canoe Reservation Line is open Monday – Friday from 7:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M., excluding federal holidays.
Pollinators and Plants
Vincent Gardens is a Certified Nursery located in Douglas Georgia. Owner operator, Donna Vincent prides herself on providing quality plants for residential and commercial use and strives to be knowledgeable and stock the plants that will encourage wildlife to visit garden habitats.
A fun and informative course that takes you on a tour of the Okefenokee Swamp.
Five two-hour classes and a field trip into The Land of the Trembling Earth allow you to experience the mysteries and wonder of this magnificent wetland. The instructor uses many animal and plant artifacts, display boards, and live animals in his presentation. Participants are encouraged to share pertinent personal experiences with the class. There are no requirements, age limits, or tests. Participants earn a diploma at the completion of the course that declares their official title of OKEFENOKEOLOGIST.
“Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.” That’s the message emergency managers are sharing with people all over America during the month of September.
September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) is urging everyone to take steps to make a plan and know what to do during an emergency.
We have been planning this for a while now, in with a load of other jobs, in our free time, ha ha, I’m sure you’ve all been there. Well we started the change over on Wednesday, hoping all would be done sooner, but like everything else, something unexpected always pops up and it’s taken longer than hoped.
So, rather than keep the site down longer than I would ever like, I have got it to a point where it’s workable and people can use it as I continue to finish the update.
One important link that I know a number of people are looking for is the Rebuilding Together Application, so to save you looking any further, please click their logo opposite for the app.
I’d like to introduce to you, Perry Blackburn, he’s the Administrative Officer & Office Manager at the Ware County EMS. Together with Perry & yourWARELOCAL.com we bring to our community the Weather & Emergency ALERTS website, which features any information we get ahead of time through the official agencies such as NOAA Federal out of Jacksonville.