You join us on our paddle outings, cleanups, and hikes on rivers, lakes, and swamps in the Suwannee River Basin, every month. Outings are free when you become a member. You can buy tickets to our big events such as paddle races or our Songwriting Contest. Or you can donate to the general fund or a program such as water quality testing or an event such as our winter Light Parade. Or you can apply to join a committee or the board! Or you can buy notecards, hats, or stickers in the WWALS Online Store. Plus students can apply to be interns.
You can help WWALS advocate for conservation and stewardship of the entire watersheds of the Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Santa Fe, and Suwannee Rivers and all their tributaries in more than thirty counties in south Georgia and north Florida.
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) is the WATERKEEPER® Alliance Member with the name Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®.
The WWALS board is pursuing these goals:
- Education of general public about conservation and stewardship of WWALS watershed.
- Act as a knowledge resource about physical, biological and natural resources to, and about, our community.
- Engage with local agencies on routine water quality testing.
- Develop and maintain documentation relevant to our watershed.
- Identify and address threats to the WWALS Watershed.
- Engage our community in outdoor activities.
- Raise money to fund the organization on an ongoing basis.
See Issues for our advocacy for water quality testing, solar power, water trails, and a Bill of Rights for Nature, and against Coal Ash, the Sabal Trail pipeline, fracking, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export, phosphate mining, and titanium mining next to the Okefenokee Swamp.
As a WWALS member, you can join one of our Committees to help accomplish these goals, for your benefit, and to benefit everyone else.
When you become a member, you get into WWALS paddle outings free, you get the monthly Tannin Times newsletter, you get into the WWALS facebook group, and you get a bumper sticker that looks exactly like the Suwannee Riverkeeper logo:
Your membership will help WWALS and help us all with boatable, fishable, swimmable rivers and clean drinking water.
In order to reach these goals your generous contribution will be used for the purchase of equipment, volunteer supplies, and legal fees, as well as assisting in presentations, reports and conferences to the community and training workshops for volunteers.
We are raising funds for our programs, to hire an executive director, and we have legal fees right now related to some of these goals.
WWALS offers a variety of levels suitable for all potential members.
*Student scholarships and other memberships may be provided at the discretion of the WWALS Watershed Coalition Board.
Or print, fill out, and mail our Membership Application.
For printing many copies for meetings, there is also a two-per-page PDF for double-sided printing.
Here is how you can Donate and otherwise get involved
WWALS holds at least one paddle outing a month, plus frequent cleanups, and occasional hikes; see Outings and Events.
Each outing is free to WWALS members.
For non-members, the outings fee is $10 per person ($11 online)
Notecards, hats, stickers, and more!
WWALS holds several big events, including two paddle races and a songwriting contest. You can sponsor these events, or buy tickets to them. See Sponsor Events.
Tickets $10 per person; online soon.
WWALS programs and projects include water quality testing, water trails, a Troupville River Camp, and legal action. See Sponsor Programs.
Help fund all the activities and advocacy you just read about!
Your support of WWALS and its projects, events, and advocacy is greatly appreciated!
WWALS Watershed Coalition is a Georgia nonprofit corporation (control #12048304) and an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity (PDF, image), so contributions are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID Number is 46-2656118.
Check-A-Charity, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
Wwals Watershed Coalition Florida Inc., Tallahassee, FL
Also Soliciting as: Suwannee Riverkeeper
Registration Number: CH60332
To support a paid executive director and to fully fund the Suwannee Riverkeeper®, we need to raise about $100,000 a year, about a third each from memberships, sponsors, and grants. You can become a member, or you or your organization can donate any dollar amount.
Thanks in advance!
For more information
See the WWALS blog, facebook page, Instagram, twitter, meetup, YouTube channel, press releases, and news media coverage. Members get the WWALS monthly newsletter, Tannin Times. Here’s a video about the Alapaha River Water Trail.