Amendment 1: Passed!
Thanks to you and the thousands of Georgians who spread the word and voted yes for the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Amendment, we have made history. For the first time, Georgia has a dedicated funding source for land and water conservation. This means our Department of Natural Resources has steady, reliable funding to protect water quality, […]
Altamaha Riverkeeper and Rep. Jeff Jones push for oyster-law changes
In other states, farmers can use systems of mesh bags filled with baby oysters and grow them to harvestable size in floating cages tethered to the bottoms of estuaries. The oysters can be mechanically sorted by size and age and re-bagged every few months to maximize profit and predictability. This method also produces the deep-cup, […]
Coal Ash Victory at Lake Sinclair!
Georgia Power (GP) just announced they will be excavating all of the toxic, heavy metal-laden coal ash ponds around Lake Sinclair, the site of the former Plant Harllee Branch and placing the ash in a lined and capped facility on site! Since 2014, Altamaha Riverkeeper has been investigating these ponds, sampling the leaks where they meet Lake Sinclair waters and […]
Altamaha Riverkeeper Urge the United States to Withdraw the Consent Decree
Altamaha Riverkeeper along with One Hundred Miles and Satilla Riverkeeper urge the United States to withdraw the Consent Decree or withhold consent to its entry because, as our comments will demonstrate, the Consent Decree is inappropriate, improper, and inadequate to cleanup Operable Unit One (“OU1”) at the site in compliance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, […]
Georgia Water Coalition acknowledges local efforts in clean water advocacy
The Glynn Environmental Coalition and the Lodge on Little St. Simons Island received recognition Wednesday as two of what the Georgia Water Coalition dubs its 2018 “Clean 13” for their work in advocating for and achieving a cleaner environment. “The entire experience at the lodge is the ideal combination of seeing conservation work in action […]
Clean 13: Altamaha Riverkeeper nominates The Lodge on Little St Simons Island
The Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Report highlights extraordinary efforts on the part of businesses, industries, local governments, non-profit organizations, and individuals to protect the water and natural resources of Georgia. The Clean 13 Celebration event honors the winners as well as serve as a fundraiser to support the work of the Coalition. This year […]
Terry Creek: Fix isn’t acceptable but seems plan will go forward as agreed.
Commissioners for Glynn County and Brunswick did not seem pleased with the plan hashed out between Hercules and the Environmental Protection Agency for the Terry Creek outfall Superfund site, but all appearances are that the plan will go forward as agreed. “The county commission, the city commission — I don’t know how you can get […]
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Help us Give Area Students an Educational Day on the River
At the Altamaha Riverkeeper, we believe that those who see and experience the Altamaha’s wildlife and biodiversity firsthand, and who come to know some of its history, ultimately become the river’s strongest supporters. To that end, we have begun to develop a program that we hope will give every 7th grader in Glynn and McIntosh […]
School board votes to pursue new Altama site option
The Glynn County Board of Education plans to pursue a new site option for the replacement of Altama Elementary School.“We have worked hard to be transparent and open in finding the best site for this new school,” said Virgil Cole, superintendent of Glynn County Schools. “The question we have continually asked ourselves is where is […]