Much more in a blog post a day.
The Development Director is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of all WWALS fundraising initiatives, including membership program, major gifts, grant writing, planned giving, special events, and capital campaigns. The Development Director works closely with the Executive Director and the Suwannee Riverkeeper in all development and fundraising endeavors.
Issues: get involved in the advocacy of WWALS, for solar power and rights to clean water, air, and land. We oppose trash, sewage spills, new mines (titanium or phosphate) and coal ash, fracking, new pipelines, and liquid natural gas (LNG) export, new toll roads, as well as corporate agriculture using too much water, too much fertilizer, and too many pesticides.
You can comment or intervene on the Rulemaking on small inland Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) facilities that WWALS and six co-signers got started with FERC, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. We don’t need more methane leaks and we don’t need highly compressed explosive LNG trucks rolling down I-75 and I-10 with no environmental oversight and no safety plans.
Help Suwannee Riverkeeper save the Okefenokee Swamp
You can object to a titanium strip mine proposed far too near the Swamp, which is the headwaters of the Suwannee River.
Floridians please sign the petition for Right to Clean and Healthy Waters
Registered Florida voters please go to floridarighttocleanwater.org to sign the statewide petition to get a state constitutional amendment for Right to Clean Water (RTCW) on the ballot for the 2024 election.
Outings: Join us on our frequent paddle outings and cleanups, at least one a month.
Join WWALS: Outings are free once you become a WWALS member. Also, members get a sticker that looks just like the Suwannee Riverkeeper logo; that’s the only way to get them.
Suwannee Riverkeeper®, since December 2016, is a staff position and a project of WWALS as the member of the WATERKEEPER® Alliance for the Suwannee River Basin. See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
WWALS Mission: WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS), established June 2012, is an IRS 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit charity that 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. That’s throughout the entire 10,000 square miles of the Basin and Estuary in Georgia and Florida, from the Okefenokee Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico.
Swim Guide: water quality at put-ins on rivers in the Suwannee River Basin.
All the underlying data is in the WWALS composite spreadsheet of water quality data, rainfall, and spills.
Report: any issue you see affecting water in the Suwannee River Basin.
Water Trails: we organize three, with web pages, interactive online maps, z-fold brochures, road signs, and at-water signs with details of what to expect upstream and down, covering the entire 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Georgia and Florida.
How far from one Boat Ramp to the next landing? WWALS Water Trails.
- Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT)
- Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT)
- The WWALS map of the Suwannee River Water Trail runs from the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia to the Gulf of Mexico, including the Santa Fe, Ichetucknee, and New Rivers. Florida’s Suwannee River Wilderness Trail from White Springs to the Gulf existed before WWALS, and we constantly draw on its materials, in communication with its organizers.
- An online map of All public landings and boat ramps in the Suwannee River Basin and Estuary.
Suwannee Bass Suwannee Riverkeeper t-shirts: A variety of colors, styles, and prices, all with a Suwannee Bass image by artist Hank Hershey.
WWALS Online Store: Hats, stickers, notecards, and more!
Join WWALS now to support our outings and advocacy, and you get into outings for free, plus our monthly newsletter.
Posts with new information on outings, advocacy, and more appear almost every day: https://wwals.net/posts.