From four locations on the Withlacoochee River, Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman and WWALS Science Committee Chair Dr. Tom Potter urge you to go vote today for clean water.
At US 41 (North Valdosta Road), at the Norfolk Southern Railroad bridge just downstream from the notorious Sugar Creek, at US 84, downstream from GA 133 where Valdosta often sees high E. coli, and at Knights Ferry Boat Ramp, downstream of Okapilco Creek with all those Brooks County dairy cows, we sampled for bacteria and DNA Friday.
Vote for people who will fully fund the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD) so they can do some river sampling themselves, and watch over not only Valdosta, but also Quitman, Adel, Tifton, Rochelle, and Ashburn, all of which have spilled sewage into the Suwannee River Basin this year. Maybe then FDEP will be able to do its job, instead of trying to take more tasks from the Army Corps.
Vote for people who will protect the Okefenokee Swamp from strip mining and other threats.
Pick your most important water issue: https://wwals.net/blog/issues/. They could all use elected officials who will support clean water.
We’ve never met anyone who wants to drink dirty water. So please vote for clean water!
Please vote for clean water –Suwannee Riverkeeper @ US 41, Withlacoochee River
Video. The traffic noise is one reason you should vote for clean water: runoff from roads gets into our waterways, and impervious surface causes flooding.
Please Vote for Clean Water –Suwannee Riverkeeper @ NSRR, Withlacoochee River
Video. No, it’s not always Valdosta: Tifton, Adel, and Quitman have spilled this year, as have Rochelle and Ashburn.
Please Vote for Clean Water –Suwannee Riverkeeper @ US 84, Withlacoochee River
Video. That’s not noise in the background, it’s the Withlacoochee River itself urging you to vote for clean water.
Vote for clean water –Suwannee Riverkeeper @ Knights Ferry Boat Ramp, Withlacoochee River
Video. The horrible bacterial results we got there for Friday should be enough reason to vote for clean water.
Here’s a WWALS video playlist:
Water quality sampling and vote for clean water 2020-11-03
Videos by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS).
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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