Tom and Beatriz at the booth. Last day today! Suwannee River Roots Reunion at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!
Continuing after the recent public meetings, WWALS and others talked about coal ash at the Valdosta City Council March 9th, with a puzzling response from the Mayor, and at the Lowndes County Commission March 14th, with an interruption by the Chairman and no other response. Both city and county have had the same members on the board of the Deep South Solid Waste Management Authority (WMA) since 2005, so presumably they have more control than they want to admit over the local privatized landfill with its coal ash, PCBs, and Superfund wastewater. Remember, that landfill is a quarter mile uphill from the Withlacoochee River and in a Floridan Aquifer recharge zone.
WWALS Executive Directory Gretchen Quarterman spoke at both meetings. WWALS member Bill Worstell spoke at the Valdosta City Council meeting, as did J.D. Rice. (Meanwhile, Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman and one other spoke to the Valdosta City Council about sewage.)
Here are LAKE videos of each speaker, with a few notes, followed by a video playlist. Continue reading
Join WWALS for a brief paddle 8.4 miles on the Suwannee River through White Springs down to Blue Sink Launch. This shouldn’t take more than 4 hours paddling or 5 hours including shuttle. With lunch, swim stops, and bon-bons, of course.
Bring the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit.
When: 9AM Saturday 20 May 2017
Put In: Suwannee River Wayside Park Ramp, river mile 171.0
From White Springs, travel south on US 41 to the river; the ramp is on the south side in the town park.
Blue Sink Launch, river mile 163.2
From Live Oak, travel northeast on CR 136; cross over I-75 to 27 Road; turn left and continue north to 64 Terrace; follow road to canoe launch.
Duration: 5 hours
Free: This outing is Free! And we recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Shuttle Distance: Continue reading
Two citizens spoke about sewage overflows at the Valdosta City Council Thursday 9 March 2017, including about the seven downstream Florida counties passing resolutions calling on the Florida governor to step in. Here are LAKE videos of what they said and the mayor’s answers. Also, George Boston Rhynes told a droll tale about a dead cat and turkeys.
Come hear music outside in the spring near the Suwannee River, and talk to Suwannee Riverkeeper about paddling on the rivers and how you can help conserve them, the springs, and the aquifer.
March 23-March 25, 2017
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
3076 95th Dr, Live Oak, Florida 32060
What: “Suwannee Spring Reunion, featuring Donna the Buffalo, Continue reading