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Beautiful Cumberland Island in Georgia

"Cumberland Island, which lies off Georgia's southeast coast just north of the Florida border, is the largest undeveloped barrier island on the eastern seaboard. The island provides shelter for over 300 species of birds and nesting sites for sea turtles, including the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. The entire island was designated as the Cumberland Island National Seashore in 1972. In 1982, Congress designated 8,800 acres of the heart of the Island's north end as the Cumberland Island Wilderness. Cumberland Island was named an International Biosphere Reserve in 1984." (Excerpt from the Environmental News Service web page at )

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