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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 […]

Article: Rockets Over Cumberland?

Article: Rockets Over Cumberland? Don’t miss this article from founder Carol Ruckdeschel, originally published on Blue Ridge Outdoors, on Sept. 27, 2019.   Hikers endangered by proposed spaceport next to Cumberland Island National Seashore      

Organizations standing together against the Spaceport

Wild Cumberland is standing alongside several organizations and businesses in opposing the proposed spaceport across from Cumberland Island. The Georgia chapter of the Sierra Club, St. Marys Riverkeeper, and St. Marys Earthkeeper have also been key voices in the effort to stop the spaceport, as well as Amelia Island’s Walk & Talk Tours and longtime Cumberland Island supporter Bee Natural. […]

Spaceport Across from Cumberland?

Camden County, Georgia has proposed to develop and operate a commercial space launch site at Floyd’s neck, just opposite the north end of Cumberland Island on the mainland. There would be up to 12 vertical launches and landings of associated vehicles per year. They also plan to recover spent stages at sea and do monthly fire engine tests and wet […]