New Forever Stamps Feature the Beauty of Unspoiled Waterways

When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act into law in 1968, he noted unspoiled rivers were very rare and took action against the fear that “all rivers will go this way unless somebody acts now to try to balance our river development.” Since then, the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System has grown to include more than 200 river segments — about 13,000 miles of approximately 3 million U.S. river miles spread across 41 states and Puerto Rico.

National Park Visitor Spending Contributed $40 Billion to U.S. Economy

Report Finds 2018 Spending Supported 329,000 jobs in Hotels, Restaurants, Transportation, Recreation

New Junior Ranger Program Gets Kids Exploring Georgia

Collect 59 New Badges at State Parks & Historic Sites.

From NYC to Atlanta: Shepherd’s Men Run to Help Reduce Veteran Suicides

The Georgia-based Shepherd’s Men’s mission is to raise awareness for treatment options for veterans suffering from mild to moderate traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress – and to prevent suicides.

LIST: Emma and Liam Repeat as Top Baby Names for 2018

Jacob and Abigail Fall Out of Top 10. See the full list -->

Fmr State Lawmaker Pens Book on “Tales from Georgia’s Gnat Line”

One former member of the Georgia General Assembly has penned a book on stories and experiences in the peach state - specifically the infamous gnat line.

US Dept. of Interior Hits Record Oil & Gas Revenues in 2018 at $1.1...

In FY 2018, the U.S. hit all-time highs for federal oil production on federal land, 214,144,945 barrels produced onshore, with the smallest footprint of acreage under lease (25,552,475 acres)

New State Record Spotted Sunfish Caught In Sumter County

Jacob Hornaday of DeSoto, Ga is the new state record holder for the spotted sunfish.

Georgia’s coastal environment improves health in new report card

The Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Report Card scored the state’s coastal environment at an “A-”, an improvement from last year’s score of “B+”. This is the highest score the report has garnered since its creation.

Night Fishing Begins May 1 on Georgia PFAs

Georgia has 10 PFAs, nine of which will be open to night fishing, including Big Lazer, Dodge, Evans, Flat Creek, Hugh Gillis, Marben, McDuffie, Ocmulgee and Paradise.