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Supporting WLRWT: Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority 2018-02-20

Thanks, VLDA!

The Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority (VLDA) sits in the middle of the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT), where the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers join, and also in the middle of the Valdosta Metropolitan Statistical Area, with around 140,000 people, which is almost half the entire population of the Suwannee River Basin. VLDA didn’t need any explaining about how the WLRWT improves quality of life, and that benefits the local economy.

We are supportive of your organizations efforts, Letter
Image of the signed VLDA letter. See also PDF.

Valdosta-Lowndes
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

buildlowndes.com

February 20, 2018

Mr. John S. Quarterman, President
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. PO Box 88
Hahira, GA 31632

Dear Mr. Quarterman;

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority works diligently Continue reading

Heavy manufacturing near chemical leak, upstream from Knights Creek 2017-11-03

It’s not near any hazardous site on GA-EPD’s inventory, but it is right next to multiple heavy manufacturing companies and two railroads, in an area full of wetlands, upstream from Knights Creek, which runs into Mud Swamp Creek, then the Alapahoochee River, then the Alapaha River, then the Suwannee River: last night’s chemical leak on Clay Road next to the Lowndes County Schools Transportation Center on Howell Road.

Valorgis: heavy manufacturing, Clay Road
Valorgis: Clay Road, dark grey is zoned heavy manufacturing

According to the Lowndes County Tax Assessors maps, north up Clay Road are Steeda Autosports, Letica, Archer Daniels Midland, and other heavy manufacturing sites. Maybe the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department and Valdosta Police should be asking them Continue reading

Quality of life and the Alapaha River Water Trail

WWALS is most appreciative of this letter of support (PDF). -jsq

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Valdosta-Lowndes
DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

300x388 Text, in Quality of life and the Alapaha River Water Trail, by Andrea Schruijer, for WWALS.net, 21 January 2015 January 21, 2015

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.

The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority understands that Continue reading