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Several Georgia State Park and Historic Site employees were honored recently during a Rangers Conference held at Unicoi State Park. Around 140 assistant managers, interpretive rangers, administrative staff and maintenance rangers participated in training activities, team building and sharing ideas. The conference included an awards ceremony celebrating the efforts of those who make more than 60 sites outstanding destinations for Georgia’s citizens and visitors. Learn more at


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the selection of the 2022-2023 Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Program “Conserve Georgia” grants for conservation and outdoor recreation projects.


Free Admission to State Historic Sites. To spotlight the Peach State’s fascinating past, Georgia’s State Historic Sites are offering free admission on Sunday, February 5.  The event is part of Georgia History Festival’s statewide celebration of “Super Museum Sunday.” Visitors can admire FDR’s hand-controlled roadster, walk in the footsteps of Revolutionary War soldiers, translate the Cherokee Nation’s first newspaper, see black powder demonstrations at Wormsloe and explore many other historic treasures. Find more than a dozen places to step into the past at

Cordele, Georgia

Responding to the temporary closure of the Villas and Lodge rooms at Lake Blackshear Resort, the Department of Natural Resources is planning steps to minimize negative economic impact to the local community and the southwest Georgia region.