WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Karen and Tom Johnson travelled many a time three or four hours from Pine Mountain,
Georgia, to paddle with WWALS on our outings.
Some of us are planning to go to
Pine Mountain this Saturday:
HEAR YE! HEAR YE!
Memorial Service/Funeral for Karen Toms Johnson:
11:00 A.M., Saturday, September 22, 2018.
1st UMC Pine Mountain, Georgia.
Rev. Liza Marler, officiating pastor.
Luncheon to follow with Karen Storytelling emcee’d by T3.
Memorial Service attendees are STRONGLY encouraged to attend the luncheon.
We would like to take with us a collage of pictures of Karen and Tom
on WWALS outings (or elsewhere).
Please post your pictures here (on this blog post, facebook event, etc.)
or email them to email@example.com.
Thursday morning Suwannee Riverkeeper will
be on the
“top rated morning talk show in south Georgia”
with Steve Nichols,
talking about paddle outings, water trails, paddle races,
and the Sabal Trail pipeline federal eminent domain jury trials going on
right now in Valdosta.
Schedules of testing, with permissable levels: these are in National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) wastewater
so we need to see those permits.
You’d think they’d be on the EPA or GA-EPD website, but….
The U.S. EPA has delegated NPDES permitting to Georgia.
You can get draft wastewater permits right off
the GA-EPD website,
but to get the actual current approved permits, you must get GA-EPD
to send them to you.
I found this out from Audra Dickson, Wastewater Regulatory Program Manager.
I asked her for permits for half a dozen cities and one county,
and the next day Alyssa Thomson, Environmental Specialist,
Wastewater Regulatory Program, Municipal Permitting Unit,
sent them via email.
After only four years, we’re almost finished with both WWALS Water Trails!
You can help get them done.
The new Chair of the WWALS Trails Committee, Dan Phillips, has called a meeting
to work on one of the final steps: designing printed brochures.
Anyone can attend, and anyone can send in pictures or suggestions.
Please email pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please say who took each picture, when, where, and of what.
High resolution, please.
2:30-5PM, Sunday, 19 August 2018
Community Hall 2,
South Georgia Regional Library,
2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602
Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580
Meeting ID: 855-676
“Finalists will play, and will be judged. The prizes will be awarded, and of course the acknowledgment of the sponsors.”
Plus a buffet of snacks prepared by the Salty Snapper,
including some vegetarian,
all for $10 in advance online,
and there will be a silent auction and kayak raffle tickets.
Gretchen Quarterman was on the radio with Steve Nichols, WVGA 105.9FM
(I was scheduled, but the flu said otherwise; I’m better now).
Gretchen said you don’t need to write a song, just come listen
to the finals this Saturday afternoon, with
Cindy Bear from Jacksonville,
Dan Crews from Live Oak, and
J.J. Rolle from Valdosta
Plus the Outings Committee has organized a paddle 9AM Saturday morning
from Langdale Park to Sugar Creek Landing,
just across the railroad tracks from the Salty Snapper,
so you can paddle to the songwriting contest.
Steve Nichols remarked:
“As a kid, I used to go down that stretch of the river with my friends.
When I say as a kid, I was in high school in the early eighties.
It would be fun for me to do that trip as a nostalgic trip,
and going back and look at that beautiful stretch of river right there.”
Gretchen said the water is high so probably there will be no dragging,
and the river is different every time.