WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Blue Trails are marked routes that take visitors along rivers,
lakes, canals and coastlines. Water trails not only require suitable
access points and take-outs for exits but also provide place ashore
to camp and picnic and points of interest for canoeists, paddle
boarders, boaters, kayakers and rafts. Some trails maybe suitable
for float tubing. Blueways are typically developed by the state,
county or local municipalities to encourage recreation, ecological
education and preservation of wildlife resources.
As a Naylor
resident I urge the surrounding county residents to contact their
local commissioner and demand all public access to the Alapaha river
to be tie into the #Regional_ Water_ Trails_System.
Much conservation activism lately on
the third main tributary of the Suwannee River, the Santa Fe River,
with its tributary the Ichetucknee River, both completely in Florida,
unlike WWALS’ Withlacoochee and Alapaha Rivers, which cross from Georgia
They each have their own watershed groups, somewhat like WWALS.
At the head spring, a woman stands in knee-deep water on the stairs leading into the swimming hole. About 20 feet in front of her, splashing, swimming family members shout out some encouragement to try to coax her into the cold blue water.
It’s an idyllic scene of summer fun. At a nearby picnic table in the shade, the atmosphere is more serious.
6-8PM Thursday 17 July 2014
Memorial Stadium, 715 Dewey St., Waycross, GA 31501
The Environmental Protection Agency, GA Environmental Protection
Division, and Georgia Department of Public Health will be present to
discuss sample collection and results from the Seven Out Tank site
in downtown Waycross.
EPD will also be available to address issues and answer questions
Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman reports she received a letter from the IRS yesterday (PDF, image):
We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application
for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from
Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code. Contributions to you are tax deductible bequests, devises,
transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.
This nonprofit educational public charity status for WWALS is
effective as of our date of incorporation, June 8th, 2012.
So all contributions to WWALS back to that date are officially tax-deductible.