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Go Coastal with Altamaha Riverkeeper for a Paddle on Cathead Creek in Darien! May 11th…

dannyPaddle through Pierce Butler’s old abandoned rice fields and a tidal forest – teaming with wildlife. You will encounter old growth cypress, tupelo, and wildflowers.

Guide extraordinaire, Danny Grissette, with Altamaha Coastal Tours will lead the paddle on Saturday, May 11.

The adventure begins at 10 am at Skipper’s Fish Camp Restaurant parking lot – just off Hwy 17.  Danny will give a short kayaking lesson before the leisurely 2 ½ hour paddle.

The trip, suitable for beginners and children, is offered at a special price of $35 per person. Space is limited. Call Constance at (912) 437-8164 asap or email: cor@altamahariverkeeper.org to reserve your space, a tandem or single kayak, canoe, or bring your own.

After the paddle, (approximately 1:00-1:30), Skipper’s has reserved the Oyster Bar deck overlooking the river for our lunch (Dutch Treat). We look forward to having you join us; it’s a chance to meet some new friends, trade paddle stories, and find out what ARK is doing to protect our rivers.

Help Support Altamaha Riverkeeper’s work with a donation today.  Please donate at http://www.altamahariverkeeper.org

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GRN is giving a BIG shout out to Larry Waters Jr.- winner of February’s Photo Staff Pick!

Enjoy February’s Photo showcase

~ ‘Love Boat Paddlers’~

We are so impressed by all of the amazing photos submitted and we hope they will inspire you, your friends and family to get out and protect, restore, and enjoy Georgia’s rivers from the mountains to the coast!

Click HERE to see Monthly Photo Showcase and Staff Pick details

Each month we will have a different theme and invite you to send us a photo that you think best represents the topic of the month.

Submit a photo for March!

March’s theme: “Capturing a River Issue in Georgia”

Email your submission to gwyneth@garivers.org

*Please submit one photo only and include a ‘photo title’ 30 characters in length that has the name of the river, creek, or lake on which the photo was taken and photo author’s name.

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April Ingle, Executive Director of Georgia River Network, takes a moment to show some love to our members! Below is the first of 9 videos we will be posting to express our staff’s love for the various groups that make our work here at GRN possible and that help to ensure clean water throughout the state of Georgia.

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Once again we come to you to thank you for your support.  No note we send can convey the affect your gift will make on the State of GDirtyDozenLogo 2eorgia. This past year, Georgia River Network continued to provide the Georgia Water Wire blog which exposes readers to topics and the choices we all make regarding water, economics and politics – for better or worse- all over the state and region.  The blog is an excellent resource for our partners to stay on-top of what’s happening and for citizens at the grassroots to learn new things.

With our partners in the Georgia Water Coalition, we released the second annual Dirty Dozen report last week which highlights Georgia’s most threatened water resources and the most egregious water pollution problems.  By garnering significant statewide press coverage of the Dirty Dozen, we aim to educate the public about ongoing threats to our waterways and engage the public in finding a resolution.

Together, we are having a positive impact on the future of Georgia’s rivers, and we cannot thank you enough.

Georgia River Network
126 South Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605
706-549-4508
http://www.garivers.org
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Tom BemanTom Beman, one of Georgia River Network’s leadership donors, recently told us that he supports GRN because “If we don’t protect our rivers from pollution, damming, and just the destruction of the rivers, we are going to lose them.  It is my belief that the quality of the water in the river and the quality of the land surrounding the river is an indicator of the condition of society around them.”  We are grateful to Tom and all of our donors who not only help us financially but who passionately believe that it is our duty to protect and restore the rivers of Georgia.One of the ways that GRN accomplishes this mission is through our annual Weekend for Rivers conference. Last year, 130 folks joined us at the Chattahoochee Nature Center to hear the stories that derived from their personal engagement with our rivers. These stories provide history, education, and inspiration for all of those who care about Georgia’s waterways.  We learned how to remove tires from a river; we heard a beautiful story about the power of Mother Nature and one person’s connection Ocmulgee River and an interesting tale about how rivers and politics can make strange bedfellows; and we were educated about the new National Water Trails designation for the Chattahoochee.Together, we are having a positive impact on the future of Georgia’s rivers, and we cannot thank you enough.

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Volunteers Needed for

Lake Peachtree ‘Rivers Alive’ Cleanup

 

Come join Rivers Alive, Peachtree City and

Keep Peachtree City Beautiful to clean up Lake Peachtree

Saturday, November 10th
9am-12pm

Meet at the Battery Way docks, registration begins at 8:30am

 

Volunteers are asked to car-pool, or golf-cart-pool; please wear boots or sneakers and bring work or rubber gloves, water bottle, sunscreen and litter “grabbers” (or BBQ or kitchen tongs).

Kids and teens (5-17 years) must be accompanied by an adult and waivers will need to be signed at the registration table.

To volunteer for the Lake Peachtree cleanup, send an email with your contact information to ptcriversalive@gmail.com.

A waiver form will be emailed to you to confirm your registration.

Questions? Contact Connie Haynes at 770-833-4015

 

Rivers Alive is a program sponsored by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and The Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.

 

Rivers Alive encourages cleanups along all 70,150 miles of Georgia’s rivers, lakes, streams and wetlands. The campaign’s intent is to create awareness of Georgia’s water resources through hands-on involvement.

 

For more information about efforts in other areas or the statewide campaign, call 404-675-6240, or visit www.riversalive.org

 

 
BECOME A FRk MEMBER TO PROTECT YOUR FLINT RIVER!

 

The mission of the Flint Riverkeeper® (FRk) is to restore and preserve the habitat, water quality, and flow of the Flint River for the benefit of current and future generations and dependent wildlife. Flint Riverkeeper is a fully licensed member of the Waterkeeper Alliance; a participating member of the Georgia Water Coalition; and a member-group of EarthShare of Georgia.

 

 

 
Copyright© 2009 Flint Riverkeeper. All rights reserved
Flint Riverkeeper | P.O. Box 468, Albany Ga. 31702 | (229) 435-2241

 

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