Kayak raffle drawing at Griffis Fish Camp, Suwannee River 2019-12-07

Outings Committee member Shelby Miller, who had not gotten a WWALS kayak raffle ticket, ran to draw the winner as WWALS Board members Dan Phillips and Bobby McKenzie cooked and watched. Shelby Miller to draw WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman took tickets from envelopes from various festivals and other events and put them all in […]

White Springs Christmas Parade Suwannee Riverkeeper banners 2019-12-06

Assisting the festivities at the White Springs Christmas Parade Friday, Suwannee Riverkeeper banners flew on both sides of a float, thanks to longtime WWALS member Randy Madison. Day Randy asked for some banners, and WWALS Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman delivered them, meeting Randy halfway, along with former WWALS board member Eileen Box of Live Oak.

Barrel with toxic chemicals removed from Suwannee River at White Springs 2019-11-04

Scotti Jay reports: Nov 4th a paddler noticed the barrel. Took a picture of barrel and label. Next to river I asked his location. He was very accurate. I looked up the label information and was alarmed.

Pothole Spring, Suwannee River, Dixie County, Florida 2019-11-13

SRWMD checked on Pothole Spring, found it normal, and asks everyone to send in pictures of how they have seen it. This is on the Suwannee River in Dixie County, Florida. Looking out to the Suwannee River Photo by Marc Minno, Suwannee River Water Management District on November 13, 2019. Received November 13, 2019 from […]

Old US 129 Bridge, Suwannee River 2019-09-18

A favorite bridge, on Old US 129 across the Suwannee River: River Bend and Bridge Seen from US 128, looking upstream on the Suwannee River. North (to the left) is Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida. South (to the right) is Live Oak, Suwannee County.

GA-EPD cites Suwannee Riverkeeper and US EPA against TPM titanium mine near Okefenokee Swamp 2019-09-12

GA-EPD told USACE the mining application is incomplete, asked for comments to be reopened, and cited Suwannee Riverkeeper and Georgia River Network: “Understanding that groundwater hydrologic effects associated with the Twin Pines project have been a central concern expressed by federal resource/regulatory agencies, NGOs (e.g. the Suwannee Riverkeeper and Georgia River Network), and the public […]

Deny or EIS, titanium mining near Okefenokee Swamp –Suwannee Riverkeeper for WWALS 2019-09-12

Sent just now as PDF. You can still send in your comments today. Who wants to boat, fish, bird, or hunt next to a strip mine? PDF September 12, 2019 To: Col. Daniel Hibner, Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District        Attention: Ms. Holly Ross,  holly.a.ross@usace.army.mil        1104 North […]

Suwannee Riverkeeper at Our Santa Fe River Board Meeting 2019-08-28

Thanks, OSFR President Mike Roth, for the invitation. Jim Tatum, OSFR, 31 August 2019, Suwannee RiverKeeper Quarterman is Guest at OSFR Board Meeting, Guest speaker at the August OSFR board meeting was Suwannee RiverKeeper John Quarterman from Georgia. John gave a detailed run-down of the benefits and responsibilities of a riverkeeper, of which there are […]

Nobody needs Nestle water bottles from our river and spring water –Suwannee Riverkeeper on RT.com 2019-08-29

RT carried a surprisingly long objection to Nestlé’s water withdrawals from Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman, interviewed via skype from London on Wednesday, posted Thursday. No need for water in plastic bottles Remember to send your comment to the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) asking them to deny Nestlé’s request to withdraw more water […]