an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.
A fuel pipeline across the Satilla River is a danger to our county.
Imagine a broken pipe spilling fuel into the Satilla for just one day.
Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline would transport 167,000 barrels per
day of refined petroleum products to Jacksonville, Fla. It will likely
cross the Satilla about a mile downstream of Burnt Fort.
The river is tidal there.
Any spill will quickly head both directions, spreading fuel into swamps
and marshes, killing fish and trees, and reach the beaches of
Cumberland and Jekyll.
Friday the Georgia Senate unanimously voted for a solar financing bill,
and WWALS helped with that historic Georgia turn to the sun for power, which will
conserve our waters, including helping fight off invading pipelines.
Folkston, GA… Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge is proud to
announce the ground-breaking partnership that will aid in the
operation and visitor services of the Banks Lake National Wildlife
Refuge in Lakeland, GA. An unstaffed refuge, Banks Lake is
administered by Okefenokee, nearly 120 miles away, making work at
this remote refuge often difficult. Refuge staff will now be working
with Lanier County to aid in the concession operation and visitor
services offered at Banks Lake. “I am excited Lanier County
has the opportunity for this partnership with the Banks Lake
National Wildlife Refuge and the Lakeland-Lanier Chamber” said
Alex Lee, Lanier County Board of Commissioners Chairman. “Our
board is ready to make this happen.”
Calls from Atlanta and from downstream in Florida about the
three Valdosta wastewater overflows in February prompted WWALS as the local watershed organization to contact
the City of Valdosta about organizing a presentation to the interested parties.
Valdosta presented less than two weeks later, and brought their entire hierarchy related to this issue, from the mayor on down. Plus Lowndes County, which isn’t even responsible for Valdosta’s wastewater, was represented by their Chairman and a Commissioner.
Valdosta’s slides and the LAKE videos of that meeting of Tuesday 17 March 2015,
you can see many questions were answered, but some are still open. Continue reading →
Saturday May 16th 2015 at Reed Bingham State Park,
you can join the annual fun paddling down our south Georgia blackwater Little River
past herons and alligators to the lake in Reed Bingham State Park, between Adel and Moultrie, equidistant from Tifton and Valdosta.
South Georgia talent won the Alapaha River Water Trail Logo Contest
Alapaha, Georgia, March 16th 2015 — South Georgia’s got talent!
Winners from Tift County
High School and Lanier County High School got cash and other prizes
for their logo submissions at the Alapaha River Water Trail
First Place winner, Maya Turner, senior at Tift
County High School, took home $100 and two admission tickets to Wild
Adventures Theme Park, Valdosta for her winning logo design in the
WWALS Watershed Coalition’s Alapaha River Water Trail logo contest on
Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Continue reading →