Latest Beach Swimming Advisory Information

Glynn County, GA

GLYNN COUNTY, GA – The Glynn County Health Department has lifted the bacteria-related beach water advisories on St. Simons Island and Jekyll Island. 
Advisories have been lifted for: 

 East Beach at the Old Coast Guard Station (Tenth Street to Driftwood Drive) on St. Simons Island,
 Massengale Park Beach (Driftwood Drive to Cedar Street) on St. Simons Island, and
 North Beach at Dexter Lane (Tallu Fish Lane to Brice Lane) on Jekyll Island. 
 
The advisories were issued on September 9, 2020 after routine water quality tests showed a high level of enterococci bacteria which increase the risk of gastrointestinal illness in swimmers. 

Subsequent water samples showed that the bacteria levels had dropped below Environmental Protection Agency’s recommended limits. Therefore, the advisories have been lifted. 

For more information about beach water testing, go to GaCHD.org and click on the Environmental Health tab at the top of the page. 
Click HERE for a printable pdf of this news release.

 

New E-Book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, now available

Cover Image for E-book

An informative e-book, Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators, by Dr. Chris Greer, is now available as a free download.

Dr. Greer, a Professor of Instructional Technology at Georgia College in Milledgeville, worked closely with DNR's Office of Information Technology and Parks Division for over a year and a half to create this informative book.

This interactive downloadable E-book book takes a look at the incredible natural resources that can be found throughout the state of Georgia. 

Concentrating primarily on science and history, this media-rich book takes the reader inside various parks with text, images, and videos featuring scientists and interpretive rangers. 

The content is an excellent supplement to material that is being covered within K-12 classrooms across the state of Georgia.

Right now, the Georgia Parks and Natural Resources: A Guide For Educators e-book is available only download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device. A version for Android and PC devices is forthcoming.

Example page in E-BookMulti-touch books can be read with iBooks on your Macintosh computer or iOS device. Books with interactive features may work best on an iOS device. 

To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 2 or later and iOS 5 or later, or an iPhone with iOS 8.4 or later, or a Mac with OS X 10.9 or later.

For more information, please visit this link: https://itun.es/us/8sKAlb.l