Agriculture & Natural Resources
Camden County Extension offers a variety of services including:
- Testing services for soil, water and plant samples
- Invasive species management initiatives
- Annual River Cleanups - CRSP Sept. 29th & Woodbine Nov. 3rd
- Adopt-A-Stream monitoring and certification
- Georgia Master Naturalist Course
- Using Pesticids Safely
- Food & Safety Recall Links
- Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Recovery
- Citrus Greening - Jessica Warren, ANR Agent in Camden County discusses the citrus disease as it is now showing up in Georgia...
- Pollinator Workshop January 30, 2018 - Trees for Bees
Is it a Water Moccasin?? The Georgia Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Division has provided some useful tips on how to identify a water moccasin. There are 45 native snake species in Georgia and only 6 of those are venomous. Here is a great article about one of our venomous snakes, the water moccasin, and...
NATIONAL PESTICIDE SAFETY EDUCATION MONTH LAUNCHED TO PROMOTE SAFE PESTICIDE USE
Hundreds of people get sick each year from inappropriate pesticide use, but those who don’t deal with pesticides daily may not think about it very often. Of the 11 states participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) pesticide safety program, workers reported 853 serious injuries from pesticides in 2011, according to the CDC.
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"Protecting Backyard Flocks from Avian Influenza"
An H7 strain of avian influenza has been confirmed in a wild bird in McIntosh County. Please exercise biosecurity practices with backyard flocks. If you have birds exhibiting the following symptoms please call the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s avian flu hotline at 1-855-491-1432.
• Sudden increase in bird mortality
• Nasal discharge
• Coughing, sneezing
• Watery or green diarrhea
• Swelling around the eyes, neck and head
• Purple discoloration of wattles, combs and legs
• Incoordination or paralysis
• Twisting of the head/neck down under the body in turkeys
• Sudden, severe drop in feed and water consumption
• Sudden, severe drop in egg production
Pollinator Workshop - January 30, 2019
Sep 29 Crooked River State Park River Clean-up 5th Annual Crooked River Clean-up - Your State Parks Day Saturday, Sep 29, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Crooked River State Park - St. Marys, GA Help us clean-up along the river during low tide at two commonly used fishing areas. Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty. Meet at Nature Center day of event. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt in addition to free parking for the day ($5 fee waived for volunteers). Sponsored by the UGA Cooperative Extension Office and Friends of Crooked River State Park. 912-882-5256 (CRSP) / 912-576-3219 (Camden Extension). St. Marys, GA - (8.0 Miles)
Nov 3 Woodbine River Clean-up 5th Annual Woodbine River Clean-up Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM Satilla River Waterfront Park, Woodbine, GA Help clean-up our surrounding community. Clean-up locations vary depending on your preference. We have several locations in need of cleaning in order to lessen the impact of trash getting into our local waterways. Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet or dirty. Bring gloves if you have them. Gloves will be available on a first come first served basis. Meet at the waterfront pavilions day of event. All volunteers receive a free t-shirt (while supplies last). Sponsored by the UGA Cooperative Extension Office and in partnership with Rivers Alive and the City of Woodbine. Woodbine, GA
Camden County UGA Extension 4th Annual Woodbine River Clean-up
Woodbine, GA – Many thanks to all those who helped on October 14th to clean-up downtown Woodbine during a Rivers Alive river clean-up.
Twenty-one volunteers assisted with the clean-up effort of over 530 pounds of trash. Removing debris from our waterways and nearby areas not only improves the aesthetics and safety of our local natural areas, but also improves the health of our local estuaries and marine ecosystem.
The Extension office hosts two river cleanup events each fall. For more information please call 912-576-3219 or visit our Facebook page @CamdenCountyGeorgiaCooperativeExtension.