The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island has taken primitive, upscale eco-tourism to a new level. Accessible only by boat, the Lodge bills itself as a “sustainable island paradise.” The Lodge hosts just 32 guests each night and those guests have the run of the pristine, undeveloped 11,000-acre barrier island with seven miles of beach and a staff of naturalists to lead them from turtle nests to rookeries of hundreds of water birds. Meanwhile Little St. Simons Island works to restore and sustain the island wilderness while providing researchers a place to study the barrier island ecosystem and the wildlife it supports. Among the Lodge’s most recent endeavors was the successful replacement of a wooden bulkhead at its boat dock with a “living shoreline.”
Georgia Water Coalition’s 2018 Clean 13 report highlights the efforts of individuals, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations and state and local governments who are protecting our water, restoring the health of Georgia’s waterways and preserving them for future generations.
The Coalition is a consortium of more than 250 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002.