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.
Congratulations to Madison BOCC for this
ordinance Madison passed unanimously last night (PDF):
ORDINANCE NO. 2016-______
AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY,
FLORIDA, AMENDING THE MADISON COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO
PROHIBIT HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM OPERATIONS AND THE STORAGE AND/OR
DISPOSAL OF HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM OPERATIONS WASTE; PROVIDING
CERTAIN FINDINGS; AMENDING THE DEFINITIONS SECTION OF THE MADISON
COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE TO DEFINE CERTAIN TERMS WITH REGARD
THERETO; CREATING SECTION 6.5 OF THE MADISON COUNTY LAND DEVELOPMENT
CODE ENTITLED “REGULATIONS GOVERNING HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM
OPERATIONS AND HIGH INTENSITY PETROLEUM OPERATIONS WASTE
PRODUCTS”; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Mr. John Quarterman, President
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.
3338 Country Club Road #L336
Valdosta, GA 31605
Dear Mr. Quarterman;
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority works diligently
with our existing companies and prospective companies looking to
relocate to Valdosta, Georgia. There are several components that are
part of this process and one of those is quality of life.
Communities that have a wide variety of activities,
arts and entertainment and
outdoor recreation do better in the selection process as opposed to
those that are limited.