Continuing to read about Georgia’s ecologies, we found these conservation ideas by Janisse Ray in her recent Wormsloe Foundation Nature Book, Drifting into Darien: A Personal and Natural History of the Altamaha River:
• Avoid lawn and garden chemicals, some of which wind up in our waterways (and in our food)
• Stash litter securely in your boat, vehicle, or backpack until you can get to a trash can.
• Never kill a wading bird, for any reason.
• Be the keeper of whatever place you live.
We would add to the last idea all the places you love. For us that includes the sea islands, the setting of our novel Endangered.