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Current News

Updates on the Lumar LLC Case

Wild Cumberland and the Center for a Sustainable Coast are opposing attempts to develop Cumberland Island, which threaten its wilderness and ecosystems. Legal actions focus on challenging developments like Lumar LLC’s dock, approved without adequate public notice or ecological consideration. Recent court decisions could mandate further review and public involvement.

The Wild Cumberland Podcast

Join Jessica and Devin on the Wild Cumberland podcast as they delve into the latest updates and issues impacting Cumberland Island. From environmental news and legal developments to special features on local fauna and upcoming events, this podcast enriches listeners’ understanding with detailed discussions that complement the Wild Cumberland newsletter. Share your thoughts and suggestions with the Wild Cumberland team to influence future content, and appreciate the quality production by Vertical River. Tune in to stay informed and connected with the Wild Cumberland community.

Ocean Justice Strategy

Dani Purvis from Wild Cumberland discussed Ocean Justice at a White House meeting, emphasizing equitable ocean protection and enhancing diverse representation.

North Atlantic Right Whale Update

March 2024 Wild Cumberland is heartbroken to share that wildlife officials found a dead juvenile North Atlantic right whale on Cumberland Island on Sunday, March 3, 2024.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and whale researchers confirmed that the juvenile was identified as the calf belonging to Juno (#1612).  The calf died from injuries to its head, neck, and […]

Atlanta Science Festival 2024: Art of Activism

On March 10th at Seven Stages Theatre, an event titled “Art of Activism: Stewards of the Wild” convened scientists, artists, and advocates to discuss wilderness, stewardship, and empowerment in male-dominated fields. The Atlanta Science Festival and Wild Cumberland sponsored this unique blend of discussion and art, which anticipates the theatre’s upcoming show “True North,” exploring global unity through a scientific-artistic lens. Tickets were available since February 23rd.

WC Trivia Night Series

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2023 AT 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Now’s your chance to join our volunteers for some fun (and fund-raising!).  Every participant is entered to win prizes (which together exceed a combined value of more than $500)!  So grab your hiking, fishing, camping, art, or book club buddies – no Cumberland Island expertise necessary! Categories include island […]

Superintendent Ingram Departs CUIS

Media reports indicate that Cumberland Island National Seashore (CUIS) Superintendent Gary Ingram has accepted the superintendent position at Rocky Mountain National Park effective July 30, 2023.  Gary Ingram became CUIS’ interim superintendent in 2014. (This 2014 article is worth revisiting if you’re following issues at the Seashore.) During his nine-year tenure, CUIS was plagued by criticisms and legal actions that garnered media attention, including: Other changes […]