• s-Hicks1-col.jpeg Hicks has his dream on the line

    Since age 5, Rocky Face’s Derek Hicks has dreamed of nothing else but being a professional fisherman. Since 2006, he has been involved in trying to turn his love and greatest hobby into a full-time career as a pro on the Walmart FLW Tour.
    Lately, he has seen some encouraging signs.

    June 7, 2012 1 Photo

  • CRBI and River Eco Cengter host summer nature camp

    The Coosa River Basin Initiative and the Rome/Floyd ECO Center will hold two summer nature camps June 18-22 and June 25-29.

    June 6, 2012

  • CRBI launches bacteria water monitoring program for Etowah River users

    In an effort to provide river users with information about when it’s safe to play in the Etowah River, the Coosa River Basin Initiative this month launched its summer bacteria monitoring program on the river in Bartow and Floyd counties.

    June 6, 2012

  • Georgia state parks app ranks among top iTunes downloads

    A free app highlighting Georgia’s State Parks and Wildlife Resources was recently ranked No. 34 in downloads on iTunes Apple store.

    June 6, 2012

  • CRBI plans family paddle on Etowah River June 9

    The Coosa River Basin Initiative will host a 10-mile paddle on the Etowah River from Euharlee to US 411 near Kingston on Saturday, June 9.

    June 6, 2012

  • State quota hunts must be applied for online

    Beginning June 1, Georgia Wildlife Resources Division will accept online applications for public quota hunts, including deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and many others. The newly redesigned system now allows sportsmen and women of all ages to apply electronically for quota hunts including adult/dhild specialty hunts.

    June 4, 2012

  • Snake encounters increasing, but numbers of snakes aren't

    A warm winter and spring probably contributed to more snakes being seen this year, but there’s no evidence that Georgia’s snake populations are increasing.

    June 4, 2012

  • Beware of bears; stash your trash this spring and summer

    Add “bear-proof the garbage” to your spring cleaning list. It’s one of the first and most important things you can do to resolve human-bear conflicts.

    June 4, 2012

  • Georgia DNR: Take a kid fishing

    Looking for a way to spend more time with a child or grandchild this summer?

    June 4, 2012

  • Big Hairy Race 1 mlh.jpg ‘Big Harry’ raises big money for grant

    Runners were able to bolster one key statistic Thursday night in the second annual Big Harry Cross Country Run over last year’s debut: money donated to the scholarship fund.
    “Last year, we did not charge anything,” race director Doug Renz said. “We just wanted people to run the course and see how they liked it. This time we accepted donations.”

    June 1, 2012 1 Photo