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Your first line of defense this Memorial Day: A life jacket

Commentary by Sandra Hudson, Public Affairs Specialist Every day on the job, I learn something new about who we are, what we do and the people who make it all happen. Sometimes I still find myself occasionally standing wide-eyed and … Continue reading

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Park rangers urge visitors to wear life jackets, avoid risks

Since Oct. 1, 2011, eight people have died on properties surrounding Lakes Hartwell, Russell and Thurmond. Three of those fatalities occurred in a single place: Hartwell’s Singing Pines Recreation Area. All three tragedies happened outside designated swimming areas and none … Continue reading

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Life Jacket PSA Video

Check out this quick Public Service Announcement on life jackets! It was created in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers J. Strom Thurmond Dam & Lake, the Georgia and South Carolina Departments of Natural Resources, and Sea Tow.

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Cold weather increases risk of hypothermia

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District reminds the public to always wear a life jacket when recreating in, on, or near the water, especially during the winter months when cooler water temperatures increase the risk of hypothermia. Hypothermia … Continue reading

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Enjoy our great water resources and be safe

From the Commander: What a great time of the year! It’s that time when Mother Nature beckons and we head to the great outdoors. Outdoor recreation benefits our physical and emotional rejuvenation and promotes respect for our natural resources. We … Continue reading

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