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.
Georgia EPD found Sabal Trail out of its right of way at Okapilco Creek in Brooks County,
and an enforcement action is being prepared.
This was while investigating the
possible wetlands and water violations reported by WWALS.
So reports do sometimes work, although sometimes for violations different
than the ones you thought you were reporting.
This afternoon GA-EPD called me to provide a preliminary report on what they
found when they inspected the possible violations
WWALS reported December 8th 2016.
The call came from Tommy W. Fowler, Program Manager, Southwest District,
Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD).
These are my notes on what he said, in order from
the WWALS complaint filing: Continue reading →
All the WWALS Monthly Newsletters are now available
on the WWALS website.
WWALS Members get the newest Tannin Times issue when it comes out at the
beginning of the month.
The most recent is for December 2016 (PDF), with:
column WWALS Biota about plants and animals in our watershed,
the Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen which features Sabal Trail for the third year running,
the WWALS discovery of a Sabal Trail frac-out blowing drilling mud up into the Withlacoochee River just upstream from US 84 between Quitman and Valdosta, Georgia,
a Southwings flight for WWALS over the Suwannee River in Florida,
community outreach at the Alapaha (Georgia) Station Celebration
and Okefenokee Pioneer Days (near Folkston, GA),
an Outing to the very unusual Dead River Sink on the Alapaha River,