September 2015 - UGA Marine Extension
and Georgia Sea Grant Newsletter
Volume 1 | Issue 5
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'Septic Systems Challenge' education video wins national recognition

Athens, Georgia – The Septic System Challenge educational video has received a national award. ... more

Grant award will help cover cost of documentary on maritime heritage

Athens, Georgia – UGA Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant have received a $41,837 matching grant to produce the documentary, Georgia’s Rich Maritime Cultural Heritage: Generational Commercial Fishing Families.  ... more

EcoScapes program hosts lectures on bats and white-nose syndrome

Brunswick, Georgia – The EcoScapes Sustainable Land Use Program hosted professor Christopher Cornelison and biologist Pete Pattavina at an event last month, which was attended by 60 people. ...more

Georgia Sea Grant funded research featured in video on black gill in Georgia shrimp

Skidaway Island, Georgia – The UGA Skidaway Institute of Oceanography has produced an informational video to educate the public about black gill, a condition affecting Georgia shrimp, and the institute’s research into the problem. ....more

Marine extension staff collaborate in launch of Georgia-specific rain garden app

Athens, Georgia  The University of Connecticut’s free Rain Garden smartphone app now features plant, sizing and soils information for 13 states, including Georgia. ... more


September 25
Colloquium: Ports and the geotechnical production of territory (3:15 pm, Room 200C of the Geography-Geology Building at the University of Georgia, Athens)

September 26
National Estuaries Day (10 am- 5 pm, UGA Marine Education Center & Aquarium, Skidaway Island)

For details, check our Events calendar.



The U.S. Department of Defense has honored Marie Scoggins, administrative financial director of UGA Marine Extension, with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. ... more

The University of Georgia Marine Extension and Georgia Sea Grant are state and federal partners dedicated to conducting research, education and outreach to enhance coastal environmental, social and economic sustainability. As units of the Office of Public Service and Outreach, we help improve public resource policy, encourage far-sighted economic and fisheries decisions, anticipate vulnerabilities to change and educate citizens to be wise stewards of the coastal environment.



We need your support to help us continue our outreach work in coastal Georgia and throughout the state. Whether you volunteer at an oyster-bagging or marsh cleanup event, or make a financial contribution, your involvement makes a difference in our efforts to address environmental, social and economic sustainability. Help us extend our reach. We appreciate your generosity.



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