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History Timeline of years 1981 - 1991

Year Information  
1983 Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in Bluffton for the Waddell Mariculture Research and Development Center for the research and development of techniques to culture saltwater plants and animals.
Aerial Photograph of Waddell Mariculture Research and Development Center
1984 The Operation Game Thief Program was established to assist DNR officers in apprehending natural resource law violators. Rewards are paid to persons providing information leading to the arrest of violators.
Operation Game Thief Logo
1986 The Office of State Climatologist Act provided that the State Climatology Office will serve as the "climatological focal point for state government and its agencies." Legislation establishing the Drought Response Program Program was initially passed in 1985 and amended in 2000.
Photograph of State Cliimatology Office
1988 The start of the ACE Basin Project. The ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve was dedicated in 1992 to increasing knowledge and awareness of estuarine habitats through research, monitoring activities and public education.
Photograph of Dove Hunters

 

 

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