Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Yuletide Greetings!
Are you looking for a non-profit for your year end giving, or a gift for that hard to buy for person? WWALS is a 501(c)(3) and your donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. I invite you to become a member today or make an additional year end gift. Your gift helps us achieve our mission:
PO Box 88, Hahira, GA 31632
Organizations can donate to WWALS, too, as many have.
In this very busy year of 2016 WWALS has:
- Printed a second edition of the Alapaha River Water Trail all-in-one brochure, map, and card, distributed 5,000 copies. Thanks to the Hamilton County, FL Tourist Development Council for their financial contributions to the ARWT brochure reprinting.
- Published a monthly member newsletter, Tannin Times.
- Held a dozen monthly Outings, plus some do-overs with two outings in a month. and informal Field Trips and Scouting Expeditions.
- Worked with local 911 centers on uniform naming of landings for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail Commitee; announced WLRWT logo contest winners at the February 27, 2016 WLRWT Conference.
- Applied to become the Suwannee Riverkeeper with the Waterkeeper® Alliance ; stay tuned for the final decision.
- Made two flights with Southwings to examine the Sabal Trail Pipeline and on one flight discovered a frac-out on the Withlacoochee River in Lowndes County, and apparently a sinkhole, too.
- Held several strategy sessions with the WWALS board to work out a variety of things including committee structures, and clarifying mission and vision.
WWALS Mission to match:
WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Upper Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
- Many talks and tables at organizations ranging from Georgia’s Alapaha Soil and Water Conservation District to the Roots Revival music festival to development authorities and county commissions.
- Continued follow up on Valdosta’s Waste Water spills and new waste water treatment plant.
- Held the first of a WWALS Quarterly Meeting Series with speakers from the City of Valdosta explaining their completed wastewater fixes and their flood prevention planning.
- Kept up to date on the building of the boat ramp on the Alapaha in Lowndes County in Naylor at US 84.
This was all done through volunteer efforts of you, the members and the WWALS board, facilitated by grants and contributions from organizations.
There is so much to do that WWALS is raising funds to hire an Executive Director and/or Waterkeeper. Don’t worry: the board and members will remain engaged and active as always, no matter who or how many we hire.
Will you make a tax-deductable, end-of-the-year donation today that will help the advocacy of WWALS for conservation and stewardship of all our rivers and the Floridan Aquifer for ourselves and our posterity?
Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good new year!
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.
PO Box 88, Hahira, GA 31632
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!