Protect Georgia’s 100-mile coast by supporting One Hundred Miles!
Coastal Georgia is an amazing place, and we need your support to keep it that way.
In fact, Georgia’s 100-mile coast is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. With 14 major barrier islands, extensive dune systems, maritime forests, major riverine systems, and nearly one-third of all the salt marshes in the eastern United States, the habitats of Georgia’s coast support 71 high-priority animal species and 91 high-priority plant species.
Our coast provides important calving, grazing, and nesting sites for endangered right whales, shorebirds, sea turtles. We are excited to announce that on November 1, 2017, the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network designated Georgia’s coast as a Landscape of Hemispheric Importance.
This designation recognizes significant landowner stewardship efforts to protect, restore, and manage land that supports more than 30% of the biogeographic population of Red Knots and Piping Plovers.
One Hundred Miles will dedicate all funds raised on GA Gives Day to protect shorebird habitat by supporting our vital shorebird advocacy and education work in 2018.
This work will include community education programs to inform beachgoers about how they can preserve shorebird habitat. We will also advocate at the local level for stronger ordinances against interfering with fragile shorebird habitat.
Thank you for your support and for ensuring the protection of Georgia’s shorebirds for generations to come.
The mission of One Hundred Miles is to preserve, protect, and enhance Georgia’s 100-mile coast. For more information, please visit us at www.onehundredmiles.org.