Frequently Requested Information
Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory
Saturday, April 22 - Electronics Recycling & More Event, Keep Golden Isles Beautiful, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Glynn Place Mall – JC Penney end of parking lot. See flyer for a full list of recyclables and other services..
Friday, May 5 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Alex Kearns, Chair of the St. Marys EarthKeepers, helped create an organization to actively inform, encourage, and galvanize the residents of St Marys and Camden County into environmental stewardship. Alex will share an overview of the Earthkeepers’ achievements over the last 9 years, current issues, and future challenges.
Friday, June 2 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Ashby Nix with The Nature Conservancy is speaking about the concept of Coastal Resilience and using nature and nature based solutions to help coastal Georgia communities reduce their risks to coastal hazards such as storm surge, sea level rise, and other coastal flooding issues.
Friday, July 7 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, Olive Garden, 11 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Jason Lee Nongame Conservation Section Program Manager with DNR’s Wildlife Resources Division, is giving a presentation on Altama Plantation and the history of the 4,000-acre nature preserve outside Brunswick which opened to the public a year ago. He will also share information on its natural resources, what makes the property a biological gem, and what the property means for state wildlife goals.
GEC At A Glance
GEC At A Glance Video Phone - 912-466-0934 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Who? We are you, your neighbor and anyone else interested in the environmental and cultural
health of coastal Georgia.
What? We work for a safe and healthy place to raise our families by assuring a clean environment and healthy economy for citizens of coastal Georgia.
Where? Coastal Georgia which resides within one of the most environmentally unique ecosystems on earth.
When? Now, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Why? Because we share a desire for and commitment to a clean environment & healthy economy.
How? We do it through a broad choice of activities in areas such as: Community Organizing; Technical Assistance; Water Quality and Safe Seafood; Air Quality; Education; Public Hearings; Lobbying Efforts; Clean-Ups; and Superfund Work.
News, Events, & Updates
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2016 January February March April May June July August September October November December
March 1, 2017 - Science and engineering fair winners announced
January 7, 2017 - Support swells to block landfill
December 23, 2016 - Brantley residents voice opposition to proposed landfill
November 21, 2016 - City briefed on Terry Creek, LCP sites
November 17, 2016 - Brunswick City Commission Updated on Superfund Sites
October 2, 2016 – Editorial: EPA civil rights office could be more proactive
October 1, 2016 - Island man trying to plan meeting of groups to tackle ongoing issues
October 1, 2016 - EPA civil rights office never finds discrimination, per report
August 2, 2016 - $29 million agreement reached to clean Brunswick Superfund site
August 1, 2016 - Settlement Reached to Clean Up Toxic Waste Site in Brunswick
July 29, 2016 - Former owners of LCP Superfund Site to spend $29 million on another cleanup
July 29, 2016 - EPA announces $29M settlement for cleanup work at Brunswick site
July 20, 2016 - Georgia Dolphins in Grave Danger – Press Release
July 2016 - Annual Superfund Sites Updates
April 11, 2016 - Group demonstrates to save Twitty Park
April 8, 2016 - Group seeks to preserve Twitty park
February 24, 2016 - Glynn Academy student wins fair award
February 24, 2016 - Walmart supports safe seafood program
February 19, 2016 - Opponents of spaceport facing criticism
February 16, 2016 - Savannah area students win science fair honors
February 15, 2016 - GA student Wins Regional Science and Engineering Fair Award
For more than 18 years, we have worked diligently to make Glynn County a safe and healthy place to raise our families by assuring a clean environment and healthy economy for coastal Georgia. Serving as your environmental advocates, we are committed to protecting and preserving our home which resides within one of the most environmentally unique ecosystems on earth although our work has had implications nationwide. The need is great as Glynn County is home to 17 identified hazardous waste sites, four Superfund Sites, and four actively polluting industries. Community awareness of health risks associated with these polluters and toxic waste sites led to the formation of the Glynn Environmental Coalition (GEC) in 1990.
We work for you through community organizing, educational presentations, technical assistance, submitting comments, and requesting public hearings. The focus of the GEC has since expanded about to include governmental oversight and environmental justice. GEC is working to preserve our right to information and input into the decisions that affect our lives.
The many toxic sites in Coastal Georgia threaten the environment at large, but are particularly dangerous to nearby neighborhoods in Brunswick. Predominantly low-income minority residents who depend on fish caught in highly polluted waters live in these neighborhoods. The LCP Chemicals, Hercules, and Terry Creek Superfund Sites are directly adjacent to low-income neighborhoods. Years of inadequate environmental enforcement have resulted in extensive distribution of the pesticide toxaphene, dioxin, mercury and many other chemicals throughout nearby schoolyards and neighborhoods. The GEC has focused on organizing community groups, and in doing so we have succeeded in objectives like getting polluters and government agencies to remove toxic and endocrine-disrupting chemicals from a neighborhood, elementary schools, and a daycare center.
We empower citizens by providing technical assistance at our four Superfund Sites by administering EPA Technical Assistance Grants, which provide our community with answers to questions and an independent review and analysis of Site documents. We also submit comments on clean-up plans and "permit to pollute" requests. Since the inception of the GEC, focus has been on Glynn County, but we increasingly collaborate with local, state, and national organizations to address the environmental quality of life in all of coastal Georgia.
GEC maintains a 24-hour Hotline (912-466-0934) for confidential reporting of environmental violations and a Resource Center for information and educational materials.