News and PR

See also Press Releases.

News Stories about WWALS

  • 2020-11-13: Valdosta Today, 13 November 2020, Valdosta Mayor invites residents to attend ‘Mayor Paddle’, see WWALS PR.
  • 2020-09-04: Amanda M. Usher, Valdosta Daily Times, 4 September 2020, WWALS to visit Banks Lake (see also WWALS blog post),

    LAKELAND — The WWALS Watershed Coalition works to draw attention to the South Georgia rivers with its monthly paddles and cleanups.

    The group sponsors the Banks Lake Full Harvest Moon paddle, 6:50 p.m., Oct. 1, at the Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Ga. 122. Guests will gather at 6:30 p.m.

    The event is held each time there is a full moon, John Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper, said.

    “The more people we can get out on our waters, the more they will realize Banks Lake is a gem and our rivers (Alapaha, Withlacoochee, Little, Suwannee and more) are fun and different every time,” he said.


    At Banks Lake, Quarterman said spectators can view bats coming out of trees, an alligator and a moon rise.

    Participants are asked to bring…

  • 2020-08-31: Staff Reports, Albany Herald (also McDuffie Progress), WWALS coalition named Adopt-A-Stream Volunteer of year (see PR)

    HAHIRA — The [WWALS] Watershed Coalition received the statewide Adopt-A-Stream Confluence conference Volunteer of the Year award Saturday while members of the environmental group were finishing a cleanup of Twomile Branch.

    [Award and Cleanup]

    The award is for the “individual who has gone beyond the call of duty to improve water quality and meet AAS goals.”

    WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman emphasized that it was not just one volunteer, but many responsible for the award, during an acceptance video.

    Testers who have been vital to WWALS’ work include Sara Jay, Scotti Jay, Suzy Hall, Alex Chesna, Bobby McKenzie, Jacob Bachrach, Trudy Cole, Michael Bachrach, Conn Cole, Tasha LaFace, Renee Kirkland and Laura Bauer.

    Adopt-A-Stream is a program of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

  • 2020-08-25: Staff reports, KPVI (Pocatello Idaho), 29 August 2020, Suwanee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest winners named (see WWALS PR)
  • 2020-08-25: No byline, Valdosta Today, 25 August 2020, Suwannee Riverkeeper announces song contest winners (see WWALS PR)

    [Winners*: Brian Barker* via zoom, accepting for, Scott Perkins*, Laura D'Alisera, Kathy Lou Gilman*, John S. Quarterman, Billy Ennis*, Ronni Dillon (not present)]
    Winners*: Brian Barker via zoom*, accepting for him, Scott Perkins*, Laura D’Alisera, Kathy Lou Gilman*, John S. Quarterman, Sweet William Billy Ennis*, Ronni Dillon (not present)

  • 2020-08-22: Amber Spradley, WCTV, at GA 31 and Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA), August 22, 2020, GDOT discovers rare plants ahead of road project (WWALS blog post),

    Hooded Pitcher Plants are the answer to Lanier County Sheriff Nick Norton’s question to the Georgia Department of Transportation as to why the ditches were not being mowed on GA 31 between Valdosta and Lakeland.

    Amber Spradley, WCTV, at GA 31 and Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area (WMA), August 22, 2020, GDOT discovers rare plants ahead of road project,

    [Clockwise: Amber Spradley, Gretchen Quarterman, potted pitcher plants, Hooded Pitcher Plants]

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