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GEC At A Glance & Our History
of Environmental Advocacy

Frequently Requested Information

 

Safe Seafood
Glynn County Seafood Consumption Advisory


UPCOMING EVENTS

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 about 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.

Friday, August 4 - GEC 1st Friday Lunch, 11:15 AM, Olive Garden Restaurant, 600 Glynn Isles, Brunswick. Maegan Mack, GEC Safe Seafood Outreach, will be speaking about the Socio-Economic Decision-Making of Fishers in the Seafood Advisory Area. Maegan has been studying fisher psychology during outreach activities.

 

GEC At A Glance

GEC At A Glance Video    Phone - 912-466-0934   Email: gec@glynnenvironmental.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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Recent News

June 5, 2017 - Aislinn Wright joins environmental group

June 2, 2017 - Aislinn Wright Joins Glynn Environmental Coalition Team – Press Release

April 12, 2017 - Judge: Twitty Park lawsuit will go forward

March 22, 2017 - Walmart supports work for a healthy community

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

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titleFor 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.

titleWe 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 titleadjacent 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.

P.O. Box 2443, Brunswick, GA 31521    ♦    912-466-0934    ♦    gec@glynnenvironmental.org
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