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.
Thanks to the more than two dozen organizations, local, regional, statewide in Florida and Georgia, national, and international, that oppose the titanium mine that would be far too close to the Okefenokee Swamp.
The Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) provides boating, birding, fishing, and hunting nearby to the tune of more than $60 million a year and more than 700 jobs, making it the NWR of most economic benefit to each of Georgia and Florida.
The Okefenokee Swamp is a unique ecological treasure, and is the headwaters of the Suwannee and St. Marys Rivers.
The burden of proof is on the miners, and they have not met it.
Thanks to all WWALS members on this Thanksgiving Day!
Thanks for coming on outings,
for helping build the water trails,
for following the Valdosta wastewater situation,
for tracking down recent corporate agricultural land purchases,
and for helping fight an unnecessary pipeline and promote clean energy!
Lots of outings are coming up, starting with a hike that needs no boats,
at Grand Bay Wildlife Management Area between Valdosta and Lakeland.
Then a brief paddle on the Little River and a much longer one on the Alapaha River,
plus the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail logo contest Continue reading →