Georgia River Network / Turner Foundation Grants

2014 Grantees

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 $55,534 were received. Seven grantees were awarded a total of $40,000.

1.  Town of Braselton / Adopt-A-Stream Group ($500) 

Town of Braselton’s Adopt-A-Stream group will purchase supplies for clean-ups of the Mulberry River.
https://www.braselton.net/


2. Coosa River Basin Initiative ($10,000)

Coosa River Basin Initiative will continue monitoring land and water supply development and opposing the proposed Citi Center project and the construction of Calhoun, Shoal and Richland Creek reservoirs.
https://www.coosa.org/

3. WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc ($500)

WWALS will provide marketing materials for a new water trail in development on the Alapaha River with the assistance of Georgia River Network’s Community Programs Coordinator.
https://www.wwals.net/

As part of a collaborative campaign, the following four riverkeepers have chosen to work together toward re-establishing the buffer protection for salt marshes that was removed by Georgia EPD this year and extend salt marsh buffer protection throughout the coastal plain during the 2015 legislative session.

4. Altamaha Riverkeeper ($8,000)

Altamaha Riverkeeper will serve as the operational and organizational lead for the “Collaborative Riverkeeper Campaign to Address the Repeal of Marsh Buffer Protections.”
https://www.altamahariverkeeper.org/


5. Ogeechee Riverkeeper ($8,000)

Ogeechee Riverkeeper will co-develop and co-implement the outreach and communications plan and materials in partnership with Satilla Riverkeeper for the “Collaborative Riverkeeper Campaign to Address the Repeal of Marsh Buffer Protections.”
https://ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/

6. Satilla Riverkeeper ($8,000)

Satilla Riverkeeper will co-develop and co-implement the outreach and communications plan and materials in partnership with Ogeechee Riverkeeper for the “Collaborative Riverkeeper Campaign to Address the Repeal of Marsh Buffer Protections.”
https://www.satillariverkeeper.org/

7. Savannah Riverkeeper ($5,000)

Savannah Riverkeeper will serve as the lead on legislative efforts to attain fresh water wetland buffer protections as part of the “Collaborative Riverkeeper Campaign to Address the Repeal of Marsh Buffer Protections.”
https://www.savannahriverkeeper.org/