Summer Campaign:Donate to make a difference
What’s at Stake
Over the past few months, federal and state proposals have threatened our coastal environment, jobs, and quality of life. From reopening the debate about offshore drilling to proposed federal budget cuts and attempts to dismantle rules protecting clean water, the future of the coast we love is at stake.
Your Gift Matters
No matter how great the challenge, our coast is too precious to sit back and watch. That’s why OHM is working at the local, state, and federal level to influence policies that affect our 100 miles. But we can’t accomplish this important work alone – more than ever, we must stay vigilant to ensure we have the resources necessary to defend our coast, whenever and however it needs us.
SPECIAL OFFER: Donors joining or making contributions at the $100 level or above will receive a special limited-edition One Hundred Miles hat.
Consider some of the ways your membership or gift will make a difference:
- Protecting our coast against dangerous seismic testing and offshore drilling: OHM and partners across the Southeast have intervened to ensure the federal government’s 2016 denial of seismic testing permits in the Atlantic Ocean stands. Our coast’s recreational and commercial fishing industries and the health of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale hang in the balance, along with thousands of Georgians who have spoken out against these risky practices.
- Safeguarding clean water for drinking, fishing, and recreation: We are involved in a legal challenge protecting the Clean Water Rule, an important component of the Clean Water Act. The U.S. Supreme Court recently announced that the justices will hear arguments related to the case, putting us in a leadership position to address a serious threat to one of the most important environmental protection laws in the nation.
- Preserving our coastal jobs, wildlife, safety, and quality of life: The federal government has proposed drastic cuts for programs that would impact local efforts to protect our coastal communities, like those at Gray’s Reef, Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, Marine Extension and Georgia SeaGrant, and FEMA flood insurance programs. OHM is working to educate residents about the risks these cuts pose for our coast. And just this week, we delivered more than 300 signatures from March for Science participants opposing the cuts to Georgia’s representatives in Washington, D.C.
- Working at the local level to protect our coastal resources: We are committed to protecting our coast by connecting experts with local issues and ensuring informed decision-making. In the past few months alone, our team has successfully advocated against risky permits for Jekyll Island, weighed in on responsible, low-density zoning proposals for Cumberland Island, and submitted input regarding the proposed Jasper Ocean Terminal on the banks of the Savannah River.
With all that we stand to lose, we must act now – and act together. Your new or renewed membership or spring campaign gift of any size will make an immediate and lasting impact for the future of Georgia’s treasured coast. Together, we can carry the voices of our coast from Savannah to St. Marys, and all the way to the halls of Congress and the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.
On behalf of all who love this special place, thank you for your continued support.