WWALS Watershed Conference, Tifton, GA, 24 August 2013

How we manage water affects our water’s quality and quantity. WWALS logo WWALS Watershed Coalition is pleased to announce a Water Conference where Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper will share information on hydrology of the South Georgia region and Neill Herring, Environmental Lobbyist, will discuss upcoming legislation that can affect our watersheds and aquifer. The conference will take place in Tifton on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 9:00 am until noon at the NESPAL, University of Georgia, Tifton Campus at 2360 Rainwater Road.

WWALS is an advocacy organization working for watershed conservation of the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in South Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.

Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers (Flint Riverkeeper) and Neill Herring (environmental lobbyist) will give an overview of surface and underground water processes in our region. The overview will be followed by discussions of pending legislation that will help determine the future of water in South Georgia. The Flint River in South Georgia ranks second on the American Rivers endangered rivers list.

Neill Herring, Environmental Lobbyist Riverkeeper Rogers’ goal is to restore and preserve the habitat, water quality and flow of the Flint River for the benefit of current and future generations and dependent wildlife. Neill Herring is a veteran environmental lobbyist for several Riverkeeper organizations, the Sierra Club, and other groups and organizations concerned about the environment, natural resources and water.

WWALS Board An optional “Bring Your Own Brown Bag” lunch and discussion about water quality and quantity and invasive species will be held from noon until 1:00 pm. This will provide an opportunity to find out more about what WWALS does and what you can do for water conservation.

Agenda: WWALS Water Conference

9:00 am Dave Hetzel (WWALS President):
Greeting and Introductions
9:15 am Gordon Rogers (Flint Riverkeeper):
South Georgia Hydrology Review
10:00 am Neill Herring (Environmental Lobbyist):
How Legislation Affects Water Matters
10:45 am Break
11:00 am Gordon Rogers and Neill Herring:
Lead a Q&A Session
11:45 am John S. Quarterman (WWALS VP):
WWALS Watershed Coalition and Closing Remarks
12:00 pm “Bring Your Own Brown Bag” Lunch Discussion
Al Browning:
Testing Water Quality (15 minutes)
Karan Rawlins:
Invasive Species Affect Water Quantity & Quality (15 minutes)
12:50 pm Dave Hetzel:
Wrap Up
Admission:Free; donations accepted
When:9 AM to 1PM, Saturday 24 August 2013
Where: 2360 Rainwater Road, Tifton, GA

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