WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
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Old Coffee Road was used by many of the early settlers of south central Georgia,
including in the watersheds of the Willacoochee, Alapaha, Withlacoochee, and Little Rivers and Okapilco Creek.
It crossed all those and other waterways by ford or private ferry:
there were no bridges back then.
Deadfalls on this creek,
backing up flood waters onto Skipper Bridge Road forcing a bridge to close in 2009,
were one reason for the formation of WWALS.
Here are some pictures and a very brief movie.
In a typical day for a Waterkeeper®,
starting slow after a road trip to Atlanta the previous day
with several Riverkeepers and other environmental organizations,
I was preparing for the
movie in Live Oak Friday evening when I got a message from Noelani Mathews wanting an interview about the pipeline movie.
As I threw a kayak in the truck, the Yellow Dog hopped in, and Continue reading →