Why is Director Judson Turner of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) blatantly defying the Georgia Court of Appeals and urging others to follow his lead?
On August 12, 2014 Mr. Turner fired off a memorandum to Local Issuing Authorities and Interested Parties across the state, not only stating that EPD will not be following the recent Georgia Court of Appeals ruling to uphold buffer protections for state waters, but that he recommends Local Issuing Authorities and others do the same. READ MORE...
Join Altamaha Riverkeeper Monday For An Important Meeting of the Senate Groundwater Study Committee.
MONDAY, AUGUST 4, 2014 @ 1 PM
Jekyll Island Convention Center
Please attend this meeting on Long Term Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) at the Jekyll Island Convention Center from 1-3 p.m. and voice your concerns to help ensure that our coastal aquifer is protected through a renewed moratorium on Aquifer Storage Recovery (ASR) READ MORE...
Celebrate our Coast at the 8th Annual Clam Jam!
Join friends from Atlanta to the Atlantic as Altamaha Riverkeeper presents the 8th Annual Clam Jam on Saturday, November 8, 2014! Clam Jam supports our work to protect, defend, and restore the Altamaha watershed, the largest river system in the state which includes the Ocmulgee, Oconee, and Ohoopee Rivers.
Back by popular demand, Clam Jam returns to the amazing Pine Marsh Farm in Brunswick overlooking the Marshes of Glynn. Dr. Neal and Ginger Boswell look forward to hosting the festivities which include a private farm tour and an alfresco dinner for the over 200 guests featuring the freshest local oysters, clams, and shrimp, and of course Dr. Boswell’s famous pecan smoked Boston butts. Enjoy live music, the huge silent auction, and find your inner vinophile at the Wall of Wine.
Please join our efforts, make a contribution to our fund raising auction. See event details.
ARK Proceeds with Lawsuit against Rayonier
On July 14, Altamaha Riverkeeper attorneys filed a "Response in Opposition "brief to Rayonier's motion to have the Altamaha Riverkeeper's Clean Water Act citizen suit case against them dismissed. This filing is an important step in the proceedings. Rayonier attorneys will now file a response to ARK's brief. The judge will review the case over the next couple months and make a ruling on the dismissal in the fall. If the judge rules in ARK's favor, the case will proceed to the discovery phase.
Thanks to ARK attorneys Hutton Brown with GreenLaw, Donald Stack with Stack & Associates, P.C. and Nathaniel Hunt with Southern Environmental Law Center for doing a great job in preparing a very strong brief.
We haven't set a date yet for the next cruise, but it was too much fun not to do it again. And we already have a bunch of folks on the waiting list we were unable to accommodate this time around. If you are interested in joining us next time, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be sure to let you know when we have the next cruise scheduled.
Dear ARK Friends,
Thanks to all who participated in our sunset river cruise from Hampton Point Marina to Mudcat Charlie's (and back). We had a great group for our four-boat "Armada on the Altamaha" and good cooperation from Mother Nature, with perfect temperatures, a beautiful sunset, light shows from several thunderstorms close enough to dazzle but too distant to threaten and a nearly full moon to guide us home.
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