NEWS

Population growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to GA coast

Pollution growth and impacts from sea level rise are major threats to the long term health of Georgia’s coast, according to a collaborative report released Friday.  “GCC’s collective success is a direct result of a foundation of long-standing coastal conservation efforts in Georgia and the commitment of the 12 GCC member organizations to work together […]


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ALTAMAHA RIVER Bridge Builder Protects Altamaha, Endangered Fish and Mussels

Scott Bridge Co. project over the Altamaha River, some old-fashioned building techniques actually got the bridge built quicker at a lower cost to taxpayers and with increased protections for the federally endangered shortnose sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon and Altamaha spinymussel. Click on the link to read the whole article:https://bit.ly/2Jk3Hwz


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OCMULGEE RIVER Innovative Sewer Pipe Renewal Protects Macon’s Water Source and Recreational Hotspot

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) used innovative pipe repair methods to not only keep Macon’s sewage flowing but also protect sensitive areas along the Ocmulgee River. In doing so, the Authority saved ratepayers millions of dollars, kept sewage from leaking into the river and prevented the disruption of popular recreational trails along the river. For the […]


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Our Last Chance for Georgia to Protect Our Coast from Off-shore Drilling

We only have a few more days to get the state resolutions passed (with the session ending on March 30). SR 706 is stuck in the Natural Resources Committee (Chairman Harper) and HR 1041 is stuck in the Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee (Chairman Parsons). There are several things we can do to keep the offshore […]


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Join Jen on a special sunset cruise to Little SSI on April 29

  This year, we’re doing a little something different for our sunset cruise. We’re headed to Little SSI for a walkabout tour. The wonderful folks on LittleSSI have invited us to stop by for a short tour of this very special place. The island coordinator will meet with our group to talk about their environmental conservation […]


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Riverkeeper Jen Hilburn’s Work Recognized with Awards

At the Altamaha Riverkeeper, we are about the work, not the awards, and there is always a lot of work to do to protect the Altamaha and its tributaries.  But we need to take a little time out to note that Altamaha Riverkeerper Jen Hilburn has received a couple of pretty impressive acknowledgments lately for […]


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PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO SWIM IN GEORGIA’S RIVERS AND LAKES

We need your help…..    One week after Rayonier Advanced Materials was listed as a top polluter in the Georgia Water Coalition’s 2017 Dirty Dozen report, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division proposed changes to clean water regulations that could allow Rayonier to continue polluting the Altamaha River. The smelly discharge from the international corporation prevents […]


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Resistance to Drilling off Georgia Coast Grows

Resistance is growing against the Trump administration’s enthusiasm for oil and gas exploration off the Georgia coast. Although both Georgia senators and coastal Congressman Buddy Carter have so far supported the initiative, a growing number of businesses are registering their objections. Please see these stories to learn more and see how you can help. https://www.southernenvironment.org/cases-and-projects/offshore-oil-drilling […]


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Sunset cruise coming up soon – Oct. 26 2017

     Join Riverkeeper Jen Hilburn for a leisurely ride up the Altamaha River as the sun sets. We supply the drinks and appetizers. We stop for dinner (on your own) at Mudcat Charlie’s and then come back to Hampton Marina as the full moon rises. A perfect evening on a beautiful river.  We had […]


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Newly Released EPA Memo Prompts Call for EPD Action on Rayonier

JESUP, Ga. – Based on a newly obtained assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Altamaha Riverkeeper  is calling on Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to withdraw the wastewater discharge permit given to Rayonier Advanced Materials for its pulp plant here. The EPA memo, released under the Freedom of Information Act, concludes that “the […]


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