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Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Jean Poleszak interviewed by Betsy Bean. Jean Poleszak discusses how she and her husband first became acquainted with Jekyll Island after stopping over on their drive down to vacation in Florida from their home in Kenmore, N.Y. After moving full time…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Lydia Thompson is a naturalist and artist. She was born in Natchez, MS, and moved to the Georgia coast in 1985. Thompson currently lives on St. Simons Island is a columnist for the Jekyll Golden Islander. Thompson's primary focus is on the…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

A resident of Brunswick and Glynn County since 1973, M. H. “Woody” Woodside has served as president of the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce since 1985. He previously spent 11 years on the congressional staff of “Bo” Ginn and 3 years with…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Ben Slade was born in Savannah, Georgia, and lived in several coastal towns during his childhood. He graduated from North Fulton High School in Atlanta and Vanderbilt University. He returned to St. Simons in 1961 and began a 36 year career at First…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Born in New York, Nancy Thomason is the proprietor of Beachview Books on St. Simons Island. Thomason first opened a bookstore on the island in 1976. Since moving to the Georgia coast, Thomason has been involved with various grassroots efforts to…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

David Kyler is the executive director of the Center for a Sustainable Coast, a non-profit membership organization he co-founded in 1997. The Center works to protect, preserve, and sustain the vital natural, cultural, and economic resources of coastal…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Daniel Parshley was born in Niagara Falls, New York, as the son of an aeronautical engineer. His childhood was spent in California and Connecticut where he graduated from high school and attended college. Brunswick, Georgia, has been Parshley's home…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

James Holland is the retired Altamaha Riverkeeper. Holland grew up in Cochran, Georgia, where he first began hunting and fishing. Holland enlisted in the armed forces and became a Marine at age 17. After his service he moved to Brunswick and worked…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Daniel Parshely was a project manager for the Glynn Environmental Coalition. In this interview he discusses the Brunswick Wood Preserving Superfund Site. He describes the pollution of the site and outlines the cleanup and waste containment history.…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Virginia Gunn was a prominent television personality in Atlanta before she moved to St. Simons, Georgia where she worked to protect sea turtles. Gunn started the nonprofit Save the Beach and successfully ran for County Commissioner in order to…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

In an addendum to an earlier interview, Thomason discusses the work of Virginia Gunn to prevent beach renourishment at St. Simons Island. She describes Gunns’ work as County Commissioner and as president of Save the Beaches.

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Sarah Ross is the Executive Director of the University of Georgia Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe in Savannah, Georgia. She is also the President of The Wormsloe Foundation and Executive Director of the Wormsloe Institute for…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Sarah Ross is the Executive Director of the University of Georgia Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe in Savannah, Georgia. She is also the President of The Wormsloe Foundation and Executive Director of the Wormsloe Institute for…

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

Collection: Georgia Environmental Oral History Project

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