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:
Eight applications totaling $72,966 were received. Five grantees were awarded a total of $40,000.
1. Altamaha Riverkeeper ($7,500)
To continue work to improve the revised NPDES waste water permit for Rayonier.
2. Chattooga Conservancy ($10,000)
To launch a Get the Dirt Out of Stekoa Creek campaign.
3. Coosa River Basin Initiative ($10,000)
To analyze local water conservation efforts, monitor land devlopment and water supply development, and establish a fish monitoring program.
4. Ogeechee Riverkeeper ($7,500)
To appeal King America Finishing’s permit, if issued as written, and continue the Clean Water Act citizen’s suit against King America Finishing.
5. West Atlanta Watershed Alliance ($5,000)
To engage citizens in creating an environmental justice analysis of environmental and community health conditions in the Proctor Creek Watershed.