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GEORGIA BEACH PRESERVATION AND MAINTENANCE ACT
This bill will require the Corps of Engineers to place beach quality sand on our beach each year as a part of the annual maintenance dredging of the Savannah harbor. Currently, the Corps carries the sand out to sea and dumps it there because it is cheaper to do so. That is if you do not look at the $10 12 million that it costs to renourish our beaches every seven years and that North Beach is not included in the renourishment effort.
Representative Burke Day introduced the bill into
the Georgia General Assembly and it passed on February 13th.
Heres my request. Call your Senator - Eric Johnson and ask him to support the Georgia Beach Preservation and Maintenance Act. You can reach him at (404) 656-5109 or (912) 354-4626 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If this bill becomes law, we will receive renourishment of North Beach each year at no cost to the State of Georgia, Tybee Island or SBRC (you.) Also, we will not have to go through the very complicated permitting process that I have described above.
Also call members of the Senate Natural Resources Committee now:
Chairman - Gillis, Sr., Hugh Soperton (404) 656-5080 (912) 529-3212
Vice-chair Kemp, Rene Hinesville (404) 656-0070 (912) 876-5125
Secretary Blitch, Peg Homerville (404) 656-0053 (912) 487-2280
Member - Bowen, Rooney Cordele (404) 656-7580 (229) 273-4531
Member - Burton, Joe Atlanta (404) 656-0086 (404) 636-3500
Member - Cagle, Casey Gainesville (404)656-6578 (770) 297-0409
Member Hooks, George Americus (404) 656-0065 (229) 924-2924
Member Jackson, Carol Cleveland (404) 656-0094 (706) 219-2419
Member Lee, Daniel LaGrange (404) 463-8052 (706) 812-1224
Member MeyervonBrenen Albany (404) 656-0037 (229) 435-1470
Member Walker, Charles Augusta (404) 656-0040 (706) 722-4222
EX Officio Starr, Terrell Jonesboro (404) 656-7586 (404) 366-5311
Dont be reluctant to call. They love to hear from constituents.
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