WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
WWALS was this year’s Watershed Group of the Year at Georgia River Network’s
River Celebration Awards,
presented at Little Ocmulgee State Park, 28 April 2017.
Photo: Joe Cook for GRN
On hand to receive the award were Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS Executive Director,
John S. Quarterman, WWALS President and Suwannee Riverkeeper, and Dave Hetzel,
Presenting the award were Dana Skelton, GRN Executive Director
and Gwyneth Moody, Director of Programs & Outreach. Continue reading →
House Resolution 281
Sponsor: Rep. Spencer Frye, D-Athens
This is a resolution with no force of law the supports the use and
enjoyment of river trails in the State of Georgia. GFA has engaged
with the bill’s author, Rep. Spencer Frye, who is very supportive of
private property rights for forest landowners in Georgia.
Status: House Natural Resources and Environment Committee.
Thirty-day comment periods closing 12 August 2015 to comment on
the US 84 widening project, say
two Public Advisories from GA-EPD Watershed Protection Branch.
One is in
the Satilla River watershed, about
“two existing open water ponds
(outflowing into jusrisdictional[sic] wetlands associated with Lees Branch)”:
those ponds are next to the groundwater-contaminating CSX railyard in Waycross.
One is in
the Upper Suwannee River watershed, about
“three existing open water ponds
(outflowing into jusrisdictional[sic] waters associated with Greasy Creek and the CSX railroad)”.
Southern Environmental Law Center letter
to GDOT and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers got some results,
although these advisories are from a different state agency.
Statewide organization recognizes WWALS Watershed Coalition,
plus local direct and indirect economic benefits
of an Alapaha Water Trail,
wrote the reporter who called me yesterday about the
WWALS PR. -jsq
The Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems
Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) received
a $500 Alapaha Water Trail Grant
Georgia River Network. John Quarterman,
president of WWALS, said that making a water trail on the Alapaha
River involves mapping out the river and putting out guide posts.
The maps will show where boat ramps are along the river.
This grant goes beyond maps and guide posts; it signifies that a
statewide organization recognizes South Georgia rivers.
WWALS receives Alapaha Water Trail grant from Georgia River Network
Adel, GA, July 21st 2014 — The statewide umbrella
Georgia River Network has
awarded a grant
to WWALS Watershed Coalition to help conserve the
mostly-undiscovered recreational and economic gem of
the Alapaha River by constructing an
Alapaha Water Trail (ART).
WWALS invites landowners, local governments, and the public
A Water Trail or blueway will help more people see this
local gem, raising awareness to conserve it, more than
outweighing the minimal disturbance of signs and boats.
WWALS will draw on GRN’s extensive experience with
Water Trails on other rivers in Georgia.