News

By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org
Communications Manager

It’s been a few months since The Landings received the designation of being the first sustainable community in Georgia, but the kudos keep coming!

Did you know The Landings has 151 Lagoons? These lagoons, including a fully stocked Kids Fishing Lagoon courtesy of Coastal Conservation Association’s Skidaway Chapter (CCA), total 269 acres with great sports fishing.

By Ruth McMullin

Join us for a Volunteer Open House at the UGA Marine Education Center and Aquarium on September 6 from 2 to 5 p.m.

Prospective volunteers can drop in free of charge during event hours. Visitors will have a chance to peek behind-the-scenes, tour teaching labs, and talk with current volunteers and employees.

This is a great way to learn about the many volunteer opportunities available, including aquarium husbandry, aquarium docents, teaching assistants, phytoplankton monitoring, and more.

We hope to see you on September 6!

In June, we published a list of Myths vs. Facts based on feedback received from our June survey of Skidaway Island residents concerning the proposed municipal incorporation. Lately, there has been some incorrect information posted on social media sites which has the potential to mislead or confuse people.

By Paul Kurilla - paulk@landings.org
Public Works/Community Development Director

Ever wonder why certain large-scale projects take longer to prepare for than others? Or why engineering/consultation services are required? Large-scale projects that involve community paths, roads, and lagoon structures can take one-to-three years to prepare for, while the purchase of fleet or other smaller equipment items (e.g., carvewright machine, HVACs, generators, etc.) can take as little as two-to-four months of preparation.

By Rory Jose - roryj@landings.org
Marinas Director

The second annual Marina Day took place on Saturday, August 4. Despite the heat, Marina Day proved to be a fun and exciting event for all who attended. This year, a strong focus on boater safety was covered concerning flares.

By Raoul Rushin - Raoul@thelandings.com
President, TLCo

Year-to-Date July Performance and our Fall Marketing Plans

As I reported in July’s Landings Journal, our new marketing firm, Wyse Advertising, began working with us on June 1 and on our digital campaign on June 18. Remarkably and right “out of the gate” we had 91 Discovery Visit registrations generated from our new Discovery Visit landing page, and since then, things only seem to be getting better.

This will accentuate our year-to-date performance:

By Kristin Peney - kristinp@landings.org
Community Programs Manager

If April showers bring May flowers, then summer storms bring mosquitos! The almost daily afternoon rain this year has caused mosquito populations to rise higher than average.

By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org
Communications Manager

Often during this time of year, Landings Harbor Marina is visited by a very special family of West Indian Manatees.

By Lisa Olson
Ladies 9-Hole Golf Association

The Landings Ladies 9-hole Golf Association (L9GA) Charity Golf Tournament will be held Thursday, October 25 in the morning (8:30 a.m. check-in) at the Plantation and Palmetto golf courses.