You can help WWALS keep a healthy watershed with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable water.
WWALS advocates for conservation and stewardship of the surface waters and groundwater of the Suwannee River Basin and Estuary, in south Georgia and north Florida, among them the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds, through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities, in more than thirty counties in south Georgia and north Florida.
- WWALS provides a volunteer water quality testing with weekly reports on river water quality.
- WWALS provides water trails with road signs so paddlers know where to put in, at-water signs for how far to the next take-out, web pages for descriptions and water levels, and brochures and maps.
- WWALS supports solar power and promotes a Right to Clean Water in Florida and Georgia.
- WWALS opposes trash in waterways by stopping fast food packaging in parking lots, through trash traps on creeks, and by cleanups.
- WWALS opposes titanium mining next to the Okefenokee Swamp, new phosphate mines, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) export, the Sabal Trail pipeline, fracking, and Coal Ash.
- Join us on any of our paddle outings, cleanups, and hikes on rivers, lakes, sinks, springs, and swamps in the Suwannee River Basin, every month.
When you become a member:
- Outings are free for members.
- Members get occasional action alerts.
- Members get the monthly Tannin Times newsletter, and can join the WWALS facebook group.
- Members get a bumper sticker that looks exactly like the Suwannee Riverkeeper logo:
- Suwannee RIVERKEEPER® is a project and a staff position of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) as the WATERKEEPER® Alliance Member for the Suwannee River Basin and Estuary.
*Student scholarships and other memberships may be provided at the discretion of the WWALS Watershed Coalition Board.
Or print, fill out, and mail our Membership Application.
For printing many copies for meetings, there is also a two-per-page PDF for double-sided printing.
Or make a one time or recurring donation to the WWALS General Fund.
Here are other ways you can Donate and otherwise get involved
- You can buy tickets to our big events such as paddle races or our Songwriting Contest.
- Sponsor an event such as our spring BIG Little River Paddle Race, our summer Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, our fall WWALS Boomerang paddle race.
- Donate to a program such as water quality testing.
- Or you can buy notecards, hats, or stickers in the WWALS Online Store.
- Or you can apply to join a committee or the board!
- Plus students can apply to be interns.
The WWALS Board is pursuing these goals:
- Education of general public about conservation and stewardship of WWALS watershed.
- Act as a knowledge resource about physical, biological and natural resources to, and about, our community.
- Engage with local agencies on routine water quality testing.
- Develop and maintain documentation relevant to our watershed.
- Identify and address threats to the WWALS Watershed.
- Engage our community in outdoor activities.
- Raise money to fund the organization on an ongoing basis.
In order to reach these goals your generous contribution will be used for the purchase of equipment, volunteer supplies, and legal fees, as well paying staff and assisting in presentations, reports and conferences to the community and training workshops for volunteers.
To support a paid executive director and to fully fund the Suwannee Riverkeeper®, we need to raise about $120,000 a year, about a third each from memberships, sponsors, and grants.
Your support of WWALS and its projects, events, and advocacy is greatly appreciated!
WWALS Watershed Coalition is a Georgia nonprofit corporation (control #12048304) and an IRS 501(c)(3) public charity (PDF, image), so contributions are tax-deductible. Our Tax ID Number is 46-2656118.
Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services:
WWALS Watershed Coalition Florida Inc., Tallahassee, FL
Also Soliciting as: Suwannee Riverkeeper
Registration Number: CH60332