The Politics of Water: Epic Battles and Endeavors to Protect Georgia’s Water –GWC

The very effective Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) invites you to see how it’s done and to come help. This is not a WWALS event, but WWALS is one of the 216 GWC Partners. Details via WWALS Ambassador Dave Hetzel: The Politics of Water: Epic Battles and Endeavors to Protect Georgia’s Water,

Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 PM
Riverview Landing, Mableton, Georgia

On the banks of the Chattahoochee River in conjunction with Paddle Georgia 2014

Join Paddle Georgia and the Georgia Water Coalition as we recognize Georgia legislators who are champions for Georgia’s water and hear from Tom Baxter who will share stories and tell how Georgia’s political landscape has shaped its natural landscape—from tri-state water battles over the Chattahoochee to efforts to protect it and Georgia’s other natural treasures.

Baxter, a columnist and political correspondent with the online Saporta Report, has seen a lot in politics during his 40-year journalism career. He served as the national editor and chief political correspondent at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and later edited The Southern Political Report, an online publication, for four years. He is a 2011 fellow at the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas and is frequently a guest analyst on CNN.

The address will be before some 400 participants in this year’s Paddle Georgia, a 7-day, 110-mile canoe and kayak adventure down the Chattahoochee River sponsored by Georgia River Network. Riverview Landing, located on the Chattahoochee River in Mableton, is a former industrial site that has been reclaimed and is being converted into a sustainable mixed-use residential-retail development.

The address will follow recognition of legislators by the Georgia Water Coalition, commending them for their work to protect Georgia’s water resources during the 2014 legislative session.

This event is free and open to the public with at least 400 participants in attendance.

Please join us and RSVP here. We’ll be outdoors, please bring your lawn chairs.