Both WWALS Water Trails on Valdosta agenda Thursday 2018-04-05

On their agenda for 5:30 PM this Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Valdosta City Hall:

Valdosta, WLRWT, ARWT, Logos 4.b. Consideration of a Resolution of Support for the Withlacoochee River and Little River Water Trail.

4.c. Consideration of a Resolution of Support for the Alapaha River Water Trail.

It wouldn’t hurt for some WWALS members, especially ones who live in Valdosta, to stand up and thank the City Council in Citizens to be Heard at the end of the meeting,

Let’s not count our chickens before they’re hatched, since they could modify the resolutions or not pass them, but here are the PDFs I sent them for the WLRWT and the ARWT.

It was surprisingly easy to show how both water trails are related to Valdosta, since City Hall is exactly on the divide between the Withlacoochee and Alapaha River watersheds, and numerous streams drain Valdosta each way, with numerous parks on them. Plus the Withlacoochee River forms much of the northwest boundary of Valdosta, and recent rediscovery of Sugar Creek Landing on Gornto Road opens up many possibilities for boating in Valdosta.

I would like to thank Tim Carroll for bringing these resolutions up during their recent retreat, and he and all the other City Councillors who were in favor of putting them on the agenda.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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