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.
Right now in Mitchell and Colquitt County, Georgia, Troy Construction is heading south, covering up the pipe they planted with seed, which according to
Sabal Trail’s documents is bermuda grass and bahia grass,
both of which are
exotic invasive species in Georgia.
According to Sabal Trail’s documents,
“Alternative seed mixes specifically requested by the landowner or required by agencies may be used.”
Now I’m told by at least one Georgia agency that both those grasses can
be killed off with Roundup if they spread.
But is that really what we want in and near our waterways and wetlands?
And why should neighboring landowners have to fight exotic invasive
species brought in by an invading pipeline?