Meet WC’s New Program Director
Below is a message from Jessica Howell-Edwards
Jessica is a lifelong Georgia resident and mom of four (ages 12, 7, 4, and 4) who currently resides in DeKalb County. She offers more than two decades of journalism, marketing, and activism experience – and most importantly, a passion for protecting the native ecology of Cumberland Island.
More than 25 years ago, I was fortunate to have my first wilderness experience on Cumberland Island; because of that, I am committed to ensuring my children and future grandchildren have the same opportunity.
I have always been completely captivated by (and drawn to) the Georgia coast: an underappreciated tapestry of rivers, streams, swamps, estuaries, and islands. In that constant state of flux, teeming with life, is where I feel most at peace.
Those familiar with Cumberland Island and its complex history also understand that its isolated location is exactly what makes management – and public oversight – so difficult.
Wild Cumberland’s goals are pretty simple: we are here to help educate the public, hold decision-makers accountable, and provide ongoing stewardship.
We will always advocate for appropriate protection and management of the Wilderness and in favor of its native ecology.
I am humbled and grateful for the hard work and perseverance that preceded me and has afforded me this opportunity. I hope to honor that legacy with my own commitment to Wild Cumberland.