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.
This one surprised me: there is a way to regenerate coral reefs.
You can see it at the
Wild & Scenic Film Festival, 7PM, Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Valdosta, GA.
An upbeat look at a downbeat topic, coral reefs are home to 25% of
all marine species and protect the coastlines of more than 100
countries and provide 500 million people with jobs. They are also
taking a huge hit from climate change, ocean acidification, and
other pressures. The Mote Tropical Research Lab and the Coral
Restoration Foundation’s ground breaking work with accelerating
coral growth in the lab, creating nurseries in the ocean, and
replanting back to the reefs is nothing less than fantastic. Their
efforts creates hope for the future of sustainable coral reefs
around the globe.
They are valued at $65 apiece. The passes include all gear needed
to participate as well as a one-on-one instructor. Open to any level
of rider. This lesson is the easiest and safest way to learn how to
ride a wakeboard on the water.
See how one mom engages her children in outdoor activities in “Dragging 235 lbs uphill both ways”.
The next generation is becoming increasingly plugged in to electronics and out of touch with the outdoors. This will have enormous effects on future conservationism. A mother of four kids decides to turn off the screens and make a change. Though challenging, her kids go from fearing and ignoring nature to understanding and loving it.
Celebrating fifty years of Wild and Scenic River designations by
Congress, this film festival showcases frontline issues and activism
with stunning cinematography. Now, more than ever, it is imperative
that individuals propel the groundswell of the environmental
movement. Collectively, we CAN make a difference!
aren’t any Wild & Scenic rivers in the Suwannee River Basin,
although maybe after seeing this film festival, people will be motivated to fix that.
This morning I was on
The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols on 105.9 FM WVGA, Valdosta, Georgia,
which Steve says reaches 100,000 people.
We talked about
all the things we said we would: Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival,
songwriting contest, outings, and more.
the video extracted from WVGA’s facebook live.
Suwannee Riverkeeper on Steve Nichols Drive-time Radio 2018-04-24
Video by Black Crow Media for WVGA 105.9 FM, Valdosta, GA
I don’t know why the video is mirror-flipped, but below are a few stills right-way around.
If you want to see the whole morning’s video, it’s
on the show’s website.
This interview runs about -23:40 to -1:20.