Awards

2014 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

2014 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner,   Tom Rood. Tom Rood, golfer, fisherman, environmentalist and conservationist is the recipient of the 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award. Among his many achievements Tom as past president of CCA Skidaway, joined forces with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to replenish the oyster beds at a number of locations, including Tybee Island, Richmond Hill and this year’s placement alongside the Oatland Island Wildlife Center.  In addition, in 2013 CCA of Georgia was instrumental in the passage of the House Bill 36 in the Georgia legislature. The bill provides “gamefish” status for the red fish, the first salt water fish with this protection. Tom is currently Chairman of CCA Georgia State Board of Directors. We can expect to hear much more about the successes and accomplishments of our island angler and golfer

Tom Rood, 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

Tom Rood, golfer, fisherman, environmentalist and conservationist is the recipient of the 2014 Environmental Stewardship Award. Among his many achievements Tom as past president of CCA Skidaway, joined forces with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to replenish the oyster beds at a number of locations, including Tybee Island, Richmond Hill and this year’s placement alongside the Oatland Island Wildlife Center. In addition, in 2013 CCA of Georgia was instrumental in the passage of the House Bill 36 in the Georgia legislature. The bill provides “gamefish” status for the red fish, the first salt water fish with this protection. Tom is currently Chairman of CCA Georgia State Board of Directors. We can expect to hear much more about the successes and accomplishments of our island angler and golfer

2013 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

2013 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner, Chuck Smith

2013 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner, Chuck Smith

Chuck Smith, avid fisherman, outdoorsman, conservationist and long-time Landings resident, has a lifetime concern for the environment. Chuck was chair of Skidaway Audubon when the final two of our six golf courses became certified as Audubon Cooperative Sanctuaries in 2002 and remained on the committee until January 2013 all in all a 14-year tenure. He garnered support for Audubon recertification every two years of all six golf courses, the Lagoon Beautification Project, the restoration of the sparrow field and development of the nature trail.

He is a prodigious fundraiser and has helped raise $180,000 for local fishing programs and lagoon projects and $450,000 at the annual CCA banquet for Georgia state environmental programs.

2012 Environmental Stewardship Award Winners

Pat Wolters and Dot Bambach

Fitz Clarke: 2011 Skidaway Audubon Award Winner

Naturalist and photographer Fitz Clarke is known to many Landings residents as “the butterfly guy.” His closeup photographs of lepidoptera and odonata (butterflies, moths, damselflies and dragonflies) have introduced many of us to the wonders of ovapositing, pupating and nectaring insects. Little did we know, until we saw his work, the small wonders around us. And his photographs of birds, also works of art, include the often heard but rarely seen Chuck-will’s-widow . Read more

Blake Caldwell: 2011 Environmental Stewardship Award Winner

Blake Caldwell, a conservationist and naturalist, has always had an interest and concern for the environment. In recent years and in myriad ways, she has focused her considerable talents and efforts to the benefit of our community – on the Association’s Public Works Committee, as a coastal monitor testing the water at Landings Harbor monthly under the aegis of UGA Marine Extension and most recently heading both the Development Committee and Governance Committees of Skidaway Farms. She will be honored this year with a Skidaway Audubon Environmental Stewardship Award. Read more

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