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.
Elizabeth Reynolds sums it up in her video with her pictures of the trash at the Alapahoochee bridge: “Way to go, humans!“ Who’s interested in a cleanup? Mattress This is about halfway between Lake Park in Lowndes County and Statenville in Echols County, at the GA 376 bridge on the Alapahoochee River. It’s also about […]
Twenty five times the state limit for Fecal coliform could be a problem. What got into the Alapahoochee River last week? GA 135, Alapahoochee River, Alapaha Basin If you want to help find out what’s getting into our rivers, you can
Nice to look at, but not for driving. Chris Mericle reports: Here are some photos of an old bridge across the Alapahoochee River that Deanna and I came across while out exploring the other day. Driving or even walking across this bridge probably shouldn’t be recommended.
Proposed for the WWALS January 2014 outing: the river most people know nothing about, from the convergence of Mud Swamp Creek where Grand Bay Creek forms the border between Lowndes County and Echols County in Georgia east of Valdosta, about 14 miles through Echols County between Lake Park and Statenville, to the Alapaha River in […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Hahira, Georgia, December 19, 2019 — Compelled by the severity of Valdosta’s record raw sewage spill and the expenses and stigma incurred nearby and downstream, Suwannee Riverkeeper for WWALS Watershed Coalition has sent a letter requesting ten enforcment actions to the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD). WWALS member Deanna Mericle of Hamilton […]
Solamerica Energy is building another solar farm in the Alapaha River Basin, leasing from Tycor Farms LLC, 6530 GA 376, Lake Park, Georgia, 31636. Map: John S. Quarterman, from WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Map. There seem to be wetlands on the east side of the property, leading to Enoch Creek, then into the Alapahoochee […]
Update 2019-07-08: Pictures. Experience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water Trail on this 10.4 mile section with shoals. This run includes a side-jaunt up the Alapahoochee River to Turket Creek Waterfall, one of our favorite spots. Or maybe a different stretch, or a different river, or a lake, if the water is really low. […]
Three weeks in a row! The Valdosta river water quality testing data WWALS obtains through a weekly open records request shows all stations tested below the Georgia state limit last Wednesday. However, like the week before, there are no data for
No new spills reported in the Suwannee River Basin in Georgia! We do have some clarifications on old spills, some even with raw sewage totals. Since the Sewage Spills Report GA-EPD posts each day replaces the previous one, WWALS has started picking up those reports daily and parsing out differences. This has revealed a total […]