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New Georgia Governor Visits Park

Cumberland Island National Seashore

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Governor and Mrs. Nathan Deal visited Cumberland Island National Seashore on Saturday, February 5th – less than a month after being inaugurated. 

This trip, part of the “Weekend for Wildlife” event held at Sea Island, Georgia, helps the Georgia Wildlife Resources Division showcase the state’s natural and coastal resources.

More than 30 guests accompanied the Governor and First Lady on their first trip to Georgia's largest barrier island. The day-long tour allowed park rangers and state wildlife officials to share the park's historic and natural resources with the 82nd governor of the Peach State. 

Rangers Maggie Tyler and Pauline Wentworth shared stories with the group, along with many of the challenges that face the park.  Favorite stops included the historic Plum Orchard house, the Dungeness Historic District, Greyfield Inn, where sixth generation Carnegie descendents Mary Jo and Gogo Ferguson hosted lunch, and the beach.



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