How can you participate with Suwannee Riverkeeper in what WWALS does, and how can you become a member, asked Wes James on the radio last night. So I talked about cleanups, trash traps, the real trash problem, and how you can paddle on the multiple WWALS monthly outings and cleanups, as well as how to become a WWALS member. There’s more below on WWALS outings and advocacy, and how you can help.
Here’s a WWALS video playlist:
Videos: Outings, cleanups, advocacy, join WWALS, Wes James, WAAC 92.9 FM 2021-04-20
Videos by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS).
We do outings every month, usually more than one, including a full moon paddle at Banks Lake just west of Lakeland, Georgia, to watch the sun set and the moon rise, often with bats. That’s a good introductory paddle on a flat lake with free boat rental. Next one is 7:15 PM, Monday, April 26, 2021
Upcoming outings are listed online:
People find our water trails useful for planning their own paddles
or for seeing where ours will go:
Cleanups and trash traps, Suwannee Riverkeeper, Wes James, WAAC 92.9 FM 2021-04-20
Much more about trash traps, and why Coca-Cola should pay for some around here.
The real trash problem, Suwannee Riverkeeper, Wes James, WAAC 92.9 FM 2021-04-20
The real trash problem: the companies that make it.
Support WWALS: outings, cleanups, memberships, Suwannee Riverkeeper, Wes James, 92.9 FM 2021-04-20
WWALS works for a healthy watershed with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable water. The Mission of WWALS is to advocate 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. To accomplish that, we work on many issues, from water quality testing to opposing phosphate and titanium mines, fracking, pipelines, and liquid natural gas (LNG) export, to supporting solar power and trash traps, and advocating for a Bill of Rights for Nature.
You can become a WWALS member by contributing online, and how to contribute in other ways is on the WWALS website:
Or go to the WWALS facebook page (search for WWALS) and click on Learn More:
Rivers Radio was so hospitable I’m posting this interview in three parts:
- about the BIG Little River Paddle Race,
- (this post) about outings cleanups, trash traps, and how to join WWALS,
- about the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!