Category Archives: Conservation

Savannah Riverkeeper hosts Roast on the River event Jan. 20

The Savannah Riverkeeper’s Third Annual Roast on the River event is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 20 and organizers sent out a “last chance to register” announcement this morning. Held at Hogan’s Marina on Wilmington Island, the event begins at 6:30 p.m. and features drinks, oysters, Low Country Boil and a silent auction. Tickets may be purchased through the SRK website.

Savannah Tree Foudation offers pair of Tybee events, Jan. 12 and 14

The Savannah Tree Foundation is hosting two events on Tybee Island this week.

A trivia night at Tybee Island Social Club on Thursday, Jan. 12, features tree trivia and food and drink specials beginning at 7 p.m.

On Saturday, Jan. 14 the foundation will plant trees at River’s End Campground, from 10 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. Twenty-five volunteers are needed to help with planting trees and mulching previously planted trees. Volunteers should wear closed toe shoes, long pants and long sleeves. Gloves and tools provided by Savannah Tree Foundation, but bring your own if you have them. Community Service credit and refreshments provided.

For more information, call 912-233-8733 or visit the Savannah Tree Foundation website.

Don’t trash that Christmas tree, recycle it this Saturday

On my evening walk today I passed a Christmas tree set out on the sidewalk for collection by sanitation workers. Not only did it impede pedestrian traffic, there are much better things to do with trees after the holiday season has concluded. The City of Savannah is holding its annual Bring One for the Chipper event Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the following locations:

· Home Depot, 11180 Abercorn St.
· Home Depot, 190 Pooler Parkway
· Home Depot, 1901 Victory Drive
· Dean Forest Landfill, 1325 Dean Forest Road
· Bacon Park Landfill, Shorty Cooper Road
· Wilmington Island Landfill, 7022 Concord Road

Christmas trees dropped off at this locations will be converted to mulch and used in neighborhood beautification projects. More information is available on the City of Savannah website.

Take a walk in the woods, combat alien invaders on Saturday, Dec. 10

Twenty-five volunteers are needed this Saturday from 9 a.m. until noon to help with invasive species removal and trail maintenance and cleaning work on the natural walking trails in Bacon Park Forest. Volunteers will learn about the environmental and economic benefits of urban forests and native and non-native species. Here are the details of this important mission:

Volunteers should be sure to wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and closed-toe shoes with socks to help protect from sun, bugs and plants, and may bring work gloves, bypass pruners and pruning shears if they have them. Refreshments, community service hours, gloves and tools will be provided. Please park at the east end of the shopping center parking lot at 2150 Bonna Bella Ave. For more information call 912-233-8733 or visit the Savannah Tree Foundation website.