To be added to the information list for Paddle Georgia, click here. The 2013 trip is SOLD OUT.
A state court ruled in a case brought by conservation groups that all state waters, including wetlands, are protected under Georgia law by a 25 foot buffer, with the exception of trout streams and water supply reservoirs that receive larger buffers and ephemeral streams that receive no buffer. The Southern Environmental Law Center filed the case on behalf of American Rivers and the Georgia River Network. Read the press release about the buffer win here.
GRN's Challenge for 2013
Congratulations to everyone who finished our Paddle 12 Rivers in 2012 Challenge! In 2013, GRN challenges paddlers to take 13 people paddling who would otherwise not go on their own. Click here to learn more.
Outdoor Afro and Georgia River Network Team Up
Outdoor Afro and the Georgia River Network have a shared vision for connecting more diverse audiences to nature -- especially to our waterways for both enjoyment and stewardship. To learn more about how we are working toward this, click here.
Introducing Tip Top Tuesdays
GRN will post a new Tip of the Week on our social media sites Facebook, Twitter, GA River News Blog every Tuesday on topics ranging from GA paddling destinations and kayak camping tips to water conservation and ways to get involved in river restoration.
College Students Joined GRN at Google for River Connect
Georgia River Network, Google and metro Atlanta environmental and river protection and recreation organizations invited metro-Atlanta college students to join us for a fun night of networking, involvement, entertainment, and celebration at Google Headquarters on November 1. Check out the PHOTOS on our Facebook page.
On behalf of Georgia River Network and American Rivers, the Southern Environmental Law Center has challenged in federal court the flawed basis for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' decision to permit a $17 million, 960-acre recreational fishing lake in Grady County, Georgia near the Florida state line.
The lawsuit, filed earlier this month, focuses on a flawed study underlying the permit that overestimates the number of people who would use the lake. The challenge also asserts that the project would destroy over nine miles of streams and could destroy up to 518 acres of valuable wetlands -- significantly more than the 129 acres of wetlands estimated by the Corps. Click here to read the whole story.
And for a little inspiration, hear Jimmy Carter talking about his fight against building new reservoirs in Georgia back when he was Governor:
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