The CCA Savannah Chapter is off to a fast start in 2014. Our goals in 2014 include projects in habitat and conservation, fisheries management, and public education programs on conservation.
Our accomplishments thus far this year include a “Fisheries Management 101” Seminar held at Armstrong Atlantic University and attended by 85 conservationists. Our guest speakers included John Duren, Commissioner on the ASMFC, Duane Harris, Councilman on the SAFMC, Doug Haymans and Caroline Belcher, PhD of the Coastal Resources Division of the Department of Natural Resources. These four speakers gave us an in-depth understanding of the complexities of fisheries management
Our ongoing Oyster Reclamation Project is in full swing. Our sponsored oyster reclamation site is at the President Street Extension boat ramp (off the Islands Expressway), and to date, we have bagged over 10,000 pounds of oyster shells which will be used to create new habitats in our local waters.
I am also proud to note the Savannah Chapter was very active in the successful passage of HB 869. We called our legislators, we wrote letters to our legislators, and even visited with our legislators to ensure that everyone understood the importance of HB 869.
Upcoming events include:
Savannah Chapter’s 27th Annual Banquet & Auction will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Charles H. Morris Center (10 East Board Street Savannah, GA 31401) from 6pm to 10pm. Tickets are $75.00 for single and $125.00 for couple. Please contact the state office at 912-927-0280 if you would like to make a donation or volunteer your time.
2014 Savannah Board Members
President: Kevin Rose
Vice President: Michael Wolf
Treasurer: Matt Toler
Secretary: Art Davis
Membership Chair: Matt Cremeans
Government Chair: Brendan Oxnard
Board of Directors
William Lattimore III