Georgia River Network / Turner Foundation Grants
Thanks to support from the Turner Foundation, Georgia River Network was able to re-grant funds to grassroots groups protecting Georgia’s rivers. Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Eleven applications totaling $105, 229 were received. Five grantees were awarded a total of $40,000.
1. Altamaha Riverkeeper ($10,000)
To focus legal and technical attention on unresolved issues affecting the Altamaha River, mobilize citizen concerns, and make progress on improving water quality.
2. Coosa River Basin Initiative ($8,000)
To address non-point source pollution, ill-conceived development proposals, inefficient water use, and the failure of state regulators to protect the river.
3. Savannah Riverkeeper ($6,000)
To address water quality issues in four impaired waterways in Augusta: Rocky Creek, Butler Creek, Spirit Creek and Raes Creek.
4. Ogeechee Riverkeeper ($10,000)
To appeal the Consent Order between Georgia Environmental Protection Division and the King America Finishing plant and to file a Clean Water Act citizens’ suit against King America Finishing (KAF) for violations.
5. Satilla Riverkeeper ($6,000)
To address and establish effective standards for monitoring wastewater discharge to Seventeen Mile River in Coffee County under NPDES Permits for the Satilla River.