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Have YOU heard? The nomination deadlines for the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream awards AND the Adopt-A-Stream Water Science Poster Session have BOTH been extended until January 23rd, 2017!

The FIVE goals of the Adopt-A-Stream program are
1) Increase public awareness of the State’s nonpoint source pollution and water quality issues
2)Collect quality baseline water quality data
3)Encourage volunteers to take observations of their adopted site and surrounding environment
4) Encourage partnerships between citizens and their local government
5) Provide citizens with the tools and training to evaluate and protect their local waterways.

If YOU know of an active Adopt-A-Stream trainer, volunteer or watershed group that exemplifies the five goals of the program, submit a nomination! You can even nominate yourself!

There are Volunteer awards, Trainer awards AND Watershed awards.

More information on award categories and nominations can be found here:
http://www.georgiaadoptastream.org/db/AwardSubmission.html

For the Water Science Poster Session, it is open to students as well as AAS VOLUNTEERS! You can share your student water science and volunteer monitoring projects, receive recognition, interact with peers and professionals in the field AND tell your Adopt-A-Stream story!

Selected entries will share their posters at the AAS annual volunteer conference on March 24-25, 2017 in Buford GA.

Abstracts and posters of previous participants can be viewed at the bottom of the Science & News page found here
–>http://www.georgiaadoptastream.com/db/ScienceAndNews/

Guidelines and Abstract Submission Forms are on the Poster Session page of the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream website
http://www.georgiaadoptastream.com/db/ConfluenceStudentPoster.html?15-0909 & submit your abstracts via email to: AAS@gaepd.org

Make YOUR submissions NOW!

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Six Word Story Time! Playing with the popular six word novel idea, we are collecting six word stories about rivers. Post your 6 word story in the comment section on Georgia River Network’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/georgiarivernetwork This Week’s Six Word Story Stream Theme: “forest”

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Calling ALL paddlers!!
Have YOU heard about Spring on the Satilla? This paddling trip will take place April 1st-2nd and will cover 28 miles! Spring on the Satilla is the ultimate south Georgia river adventure. In early April while north Georgia is just emerging from the winter doldrums, the Satilla River in far southeast Georgia will be brimming with life!
Register NOW for this fun filled weekend of adventure and learn more here —-> http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/springonthesatilla.html

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Help support GRN!

Do YOU shop at Kroger? Do you LOVE Georgia’s rivers? Help support them and donate to Georgia River Network through the Kroger Community Rewards Program!

Start now and register your Kroger Plus card to earn rewards for Georgia River Network.

If you don’t have a Kroger Plus card, you can get one at the service desk at your local store. Then, register online at krogercommunityrewards.com to connect your card to Georgia River Network.

Here’s how!
Click on Sign In/Register

Sign up for a Kroger Rewards Account by entering zip code, clicking on favorite store, entering your email address and creating a password, agreeing to the terms and conditions

You will then get a message to check your email inbox and click on the link within the body of the email.

Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed to the next step.

Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number.

Update or confirm your information.

Enter NPO number (93881) or name of organization, select GRN from the list and click on confirm.

To verify you are enrolled correctly, you will see Georgia River Networks name on the right side of your information page!

Help support our local rivers!

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Its WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week~ Do YOU live in Gwinnett, Dekalb, Rockdale or Newton county? If so, did you know the Yellow River Water Trail goes right through those four counties? How cool is that! Check out this map and take a day trip! You can use the put-in and take-out points located approximately every 5-10 miles! http://www.garivers.org/yellow-river-water-trail.html

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Have YOU marked your calendars for Georgia River Network’s Weekend for Rivers and Georgia Water Coalition‘s Spring Partner Meeting? The events will be held April 27-29, 2017 at the Little Ocmulgee State Parknear McCrae, GA.
Make plans to arrive on Thursday, 4/27 for supper and socializing!
The GWC meeting will be on Friday, 4/28.
Weekend for Rivers will start with an awards banquet on Friday night. Saturday will include presentation, workshops, AND a paddling trip. There will be multiple training opportunities for watershed groups and GWC partners during this multi-day event. Stay tuned for more details in SOON! Go ahead and make your camping and room reservations at Little Ocmulgee State Park Reservations. All park cabins are already booked for that weekend!
Below is the link to make your reservations!
https://littleores.com/iqreservations/asp/IQHome.asp

Its TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of the Week~ Do you know what safety measures to take out on the water? Check out this website for some safety tips 🙂 http://www.commanderbob.com/canoes.html

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