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By Lynn Lewis - lynnl@landings.org 
Communications Manager 

The Landings Association has organized a Town Hall Meeting for Wednesday, June 16 at 7 p.m., in Palmetto Club’s ballroom to cover Hurricane Preparedness. The Club’s COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed during this meeting. As these protocols are rapidly changing due to the latest advice from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, please watch for more details closer to the meeting date. 

The Coastal Health District no longer is reporting the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases by Zip Code. You still can view this archived area of the health department's website, by clicking here

To view the most current data and charts, to include vaccination data, weekly testing numbers, statewide data, and more, click here

The following information is courtesy of the Georgia Department of Public Health Coastal Health District

 

By Larry Sincoskie - larrys@landings.org 
Marinas Director 

Summer hours for the Marinas begin June 1. Operating hours for Landings Harbor are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Delegal Creek Marina’s hours are  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

The Marinas staff are looking forward to the hustle and bustle this time of year traditionally brings. With the winter doldrums and offseason projects coming to an end, launch, haul, and recovery will be the focus at Landings Harbor dry storage. Weekend activities are in full tilt mode, with two weekends in a row topping more than 200 boat movements. Boaters, please use the BoatCloud App to make your vessel movements. With this tried-and-true method, launch activities were at an all-time high last year through use of the BoatCloud App. If you need to refresh your phone or mobile device with the BoatCloud app, please call the Marina’s Ship Store (912-598-1901), and we will be happy to assist you.

 

 

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

Landings real estate values are up!

Realtor.com has rated the top 300 metro areas in the country by hottest real estate markets (www.realtor.com/research/reports/hottest-markets/). And as you can see in the chart at right, Savannah ranks #209 in its April 2021 analysis.

By Carey Ruppert - cruppert@chathames.org
Chief, Skidaway Division

Squirrels, Raccoons, and Bats – Oh My!

One of the many wonderful things about living on Skidaway Island is that we live in the middle of a wildlife sanctuary and can observe and interact with more than 200 varieties of birds and countless varieties of other wildlife. Where else can you observe a bald eagle while eating your breakfast cereal?

By Kelly Gordon - sifrpresident@gmail.com
President, First Responders

Do you know all the medications you take and what they’re treating? Most people we meet on emergency medical calls have no idea what they’re taking or why. It’s a crapshoot when we ask a spouse what their wife/husband is regularly taking. Please take the time to know your family members’ medical history so that you’re prepared for a medical crisis.

Courtesy of Savannah State University and CCA

Savannah State University is looking for volunteer anglers to participate in an upcoming study that is aimed at developing a better understanding of what kind of oyster reef structure is best for catching our favorite sportfish.

Professor Matt Kenworthy and his graduate assistant Cameron Atkinson, have recently directed the placement of two oyster reef materials along the Skidaway River adjacent to a naturally formed oyster reef along a portion of the shore adjacent to the Skidaway State Park on Skidaway Island.

By Doug Painter

The Landings Landlovers recently awarded a $5000 grant to the Skidaway Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) in support of the chapter’s wide ranging youth programs and activities.

Courtesy of CCA

CCA Readies Second Year of Youth, Nature/Angling Program

Parents and youth leaders agree about the value of Skidaway youngsters not only spending time outdoors but also learning more about our island’s varied natural environment and our abundant fish and wildlife species. A great way to help achieve these goals is through the Skidaway Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association’s (CCA) youth nature and fishing program, Cast Away Club.