And here are some still pictures.
A touch of rapids, a light breeze, some sand beaches, and a fine day at the WWALS Alapaha River Outing, 24 August 2014.
Join us in September on the Withlacoochee and Suwanee Rivers, 21 September 2014.Continue reading
Third newspaper and still counting, 28 August 2014, Gainesville Sun, John S. Quarterman: Water and property rights should trump pipeline profits.
This comes after the 18 August 2014 OSFR v. FPL: head to head in the Gainesville Sun.
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From: Norfleet, Jessica
Date: Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 10:41 AM
Subject: FW: Comment on Filing submitted in FERC PF14-1-000 by Individual No Affiliation,et al.
Here is the context of the information I just spoke to you about,
Jessica and Clay, I want to provide you a quick heads up regarding the Withlacoochee River crossing. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: August 27, 2014
JESUP, GA-After hundreds of local residents, conservation groups, and elected officials expressed concerns Continue reading
Other Florida, Georgia, and Alabama counties could do what Hamilton County, Florida just did in this this resolution. Even before it got this resolution, FERC yesterday directed Sabal Trail to deal with what Chris Mericle had been saying, including proposing routes to minimize crossing the Withlacoochee River or to avoid crossing it entirely.
Chris is the local host for the September WWALS Outing on the Withalacoochee and Suwannee Rivers, where you can come float past that same area Sunday 21 September, and see many local springs, sinkholes and shoals that need to be protected from that pipeline.
RESOLUTION NO. 14- I0 7
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HAMILTON COUNTY, FLORIDA Continue reading
Last Friday a resolution to FERC saying the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline should avoid sensitive karst limeston regions affecting water resources passed the Hamilton County, Florida Commission.
Joyce Marie Taylor has added the following to her article in the Suwannee Democrat 25 August 2014, Hamilton fights back against Sabal Trail pipeline,
A special meeting was called on Friday, Aug. 22, and the board voted to pass Resolution 14-10 that expressed their concerns about the proposed pipeline route across the Withlacoochee River that forms the western boundary of Hamilton County.
A portion of the resolution states, Continue reading
Chris Mericle, local host for the September WWALS Outing, spoke to the Hamilton County Commission last Tuesday about the same section of the Withlacoochee River, where the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline is proposed to cross. You can come float past it yourself Sunday 21 September, and see many local springs, sinkholes and shoals that need to be protected from that pipeline, continuing on to where the pipeline would cross the Suwannee River.
Us south Georgia watershed groups have to stick together!
Pictured are Satilla Riverkeeper Ashby Nix, WWALS Watershed Coalition: President John S. Quarterman, Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman, Ambassador Dave Hetzel, in Perry, Georgia, 21 August 2014.
Thanks to workshop presenter Loren Moore Continue reading
Can you remember all 23 counties in the WWALS watersheds, and the thirty or more cities and towns? I can’t, so I made a new WWALS web page on WWALS Counties and Cities, with population comparisons and maps. Some of it may surprise you.
The Alapaha River starts way up in Turner County, and runs right through Nashville in Berrien County, Lakeland in Lanier County, Statenville in Echols County, and near Jasper in Hamilton County, Florida. These counties and cities are the core of the Alapaha River Water Trail. Come see the middle of that Trail this afternoon: Alapaha River @ US 84: endpoint of Sunday’s WWALS Outing 24 August 2014. Continue reading