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.
Maybe you’d like to come compliment Valdosta on
the sewer system items on their agenda for tonight (see below),
and ask them what they’re doing to prevent WWTP spills,
Citizens to be Heard.
That’s 5:30 PM, today, Thursday, December 6, 2018, at Valdosta City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, Georgia.
Here are the
winners of the
WWALS Boomerang paddle race,
from Georgia at State Line Boat Ramp in Lowndes County past Brooks County,
into Madison and Hamilton County, Florida and back again.
Everybody had fun and wants to do it again next year.
We’re thinking of billing it also as a Georgia-Florida contest.
Lots more pictures and videos are being posted.
WWALS Boomerang Winners, by Jay Blanton of Georgia Photography Fanatic
Thanks to everybody who paddled and who helped, especially to our sponsors and vendors: Continue reading →
Bring: Cleanup materials will be provided, but if
you’ve got a trash picker, bring it along.
No boat required. You can bring a boat if you like, but unless it
rains before then, there will be very little water in the
This morning I was on
The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols on 105.9 FM WVGA, Valdosta, Georgia,
which Steve says reaches 100,000 people.
We talked about
all the things we said we would: Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival,
songwriting contest, outings, and more.
the video extracted from WVGA’s facebook live.
Suwannee Riverkeeper on Steve Nichols Drive-time Radio 2018-04-24
Video by Black Crow Media for WVGA 105.9 FM, Valdosta, GA
I don’t know why the video is mirror-flipped, but below are a few stills right-way around.
If you want to see the whole morning’s video, it’s
on the show’s website.
This interview runs about -23:40 to -1:20.
Hahira, GA, April 23, 2018 — Fifty children and adults helped WWALS clean up the site of old Troupville Saturday, with permission and thanks from the landowner where that former Lowndes County seat goes down to the Little River Confluence with the Withlacoochee River, just west of Valdosta.
Cleanup leader WWALS member Bobby McKenzie said:
We met at the signs for safety/execution briefing. I was able to
talk about the signs and water trail to 50 folks and when I asked
who knew about the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers and being able to
kayak them, only 2 folks were aware. Now 50 more folks are
aware…and half were kids…but some of the best kind of kids…Boy
and Girl Scouts!
Update 2018-04-23: More detail from cleanup leader Bobby McKenzie, a word from property owner Helen Tapp, about sponsors of the water trail, a press release, where WWALS was at three other events that same day, and how you can find upcoming WWALS outings and events.