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  • Saturday, January 19, 2013 8:16 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    A violent wind storm on December 17th damaged a number of trees just behind the Savannah NWR Visitor Center causing the temporary closure of the Beech Hill Trail.  Fortunately, there was no damage to the VC and no one was harmed.

    The Trail has reopened, but the damage dome is apparent and impressive.

  • Wednesday, December 12, 2012 12:16 AM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    Our very first Photography Contest exceeded our expectations.  Thirty-five entrants submitted 70 photos to our judges.  There were many great shots, presenting a challenge to our judges to pick the best.

    Wendy Brewer of Savannah won the Most Outstanding Photo for her shot of an egret at Harris Neck.

    To see a list of winners, click HERE.  The winning photos are on display at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center.
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012 1:26 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    In conjunction with our 3rd Annual Holiday Sale at The Gator Hole on December 8th, the Friends group is sponsoring a reptile exhibit and presentation at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center.
    Local reptile enthusiasts Dave Chafin and Wasil Khan will be on hand to answer questions and will give presentations at noon and 2 PM.  The exhibit is available from 10 AM until 4 PM.
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012 1:25 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    The Friends Group Board of Directors meeting scheduled for December 6th has been postponed.  
  • Wednesday, December 05, 2012 1:23 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    We have had 35 photographers submit 70 photos for our very first photography contest.  The entries are currently on display at the Savannah NWR Visitor Center.
    Winners will be announced on Saturday, December 8th at noon at the VC.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:18 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)

    Harris Neck National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) will be closed to the public all day, Friday, November 16, 2012, while the annual gun hunt for deer is being conducted. Due to the small size of the refuge and the large number of hunters participating in the hunt, it is unsafe for other visitors to be using the refuge simultaneously.

    The entrance gate will remain closed after sunset on Thursday, November 15, all day Friday, and will re-open at sunrise, Saturday, November 17. This one-day quota hunt attracts hunters from all across Georgia and surrounding states.

    Anyone interested in participating in next year’s hunt can get information and applications, after July 1, 2013, by contacting the Savannah Coastal Refuges Complex headquarters at (843) 784-2468.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:57 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    Here in the southeast we have escaped another hurricane season unscathed.  Our neighbors to the north were not so lucky.  Edmin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, NJ had significant damage to their dike system which closed their wildlife drive indefinitely.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012 8:50 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    Entries are trickling in for our first Photo Contest.  If you haven't entered yet, you still have time, deadline for receiving entries is December 1st, 2012.

  • Monday, October 29, 2012 11:51 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    I've just posted a survey on the Members Only page.  It will take no time at all to complete, just one question.  It is about a member "perk" we are considering.
  • Saturday, October 27, 2012 8:21 PM | Rick Shields (Administrator)
    The latest issue of our e-newsletter went out today.  Please let me know how you like the new format and if you were easily able to read it on your email program.
    If you did not get a copy, here is the link:

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