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Citizens about Nestle at SRWMD 2019-12-10

Update 2021-02-09: Back to Live Oak and online: SRWMD Nestle Special Meeting 2021-02-23.

Update 2020-03-09: Nestlé pulled from the agenda.

See in these videos 32 people speak to the SRWMD board, against Nestlé’s Ginnie Springs permit, and not a single one for, after a rally outside, in December 2019. Plus 384,000 signatures delivered by Allison Guy of SumofUs.

That permit is on the agenda for tomorrow morning, 9AM, Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at SRWMD HQ in Live Oak.

SRWMD staff recommend denial, but they did back in 2003 when the Madison Blue Spring permit was originally granted, and the SRWMD Board approved it anyway.

So come speak your mind. Come early: SRWMD is expecting so many people they’re setting up expansion space inside, and their parking will fill up quickly. Facebook event.


[No to Nestle!]
No to Nestle!

The Suwannee River Water Management District Board may never have heard from a mermaid before. Many other speakers were new to this venue, such as 14-year-old Isaac Augspurg.

Others were old hands, such as Our Santa Fe River (OSFR) president Mike Roth, past president Pam Smith, Historian Jim Tatum, and of course Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson.

Several WWALS members spoke, including several of the above, and Chris Mericle, Garth Brewster, and Maxine Connor.


      Valdosta spill; No Nestle permit --Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman
Valdosta spill; No Nestle permit –Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman

The only speaker to cause an audible gasp from the audience was me, when I revealed that Valdosta had spilled again, 7.5 million gallons of raw sewage, upstream from Madison Blue Spring. Much more about that on the WWALS website.

I hand-delivered to SRWMD board and staff copies of the WWALS letter against Nestlé permits.

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WWALS Board Meeting Rescheduled 2017-10-22

Due to too many events this weekend, the WWALS board has rescheduled its quarterly meeting to a week later:

When: 2PM, Sunday, October 22, 2017

Where: Wooden Nickel Pub, 3269 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602

Who: The public is invited for discussions of everything WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper do.

Event: facebook, meetup

Edited

Stay tuned for an agenda.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

Training Session about Non-Profit Boards 2015-06-05

This coming Friday, June 5th, eight area chambers of commerce, the Southeastern Credit Union, and the Valdosta Daily Times (VDT) are sponsoring a workshop on nonprofit boards, 8:30 AM to noon, at the Country Inn & Suites, 1308 St Augustine Rd, Valdosta, GA 31601.

VDT, 28 May 2015, Chambers host training for nonprofits, Continue reading

Updated WWALS Brochure with Alapaha River Water Trail

Plus Chris Mericle has joined the WWALS Board, the board now meets quarterly, and much of the work is done through Committees, but the big addition is a map and access points for the Alapaha River Water Trail. Here’s PDF for printing, and images are below, all thanks to Karan Rawlins.

Update: 2015-06-08: See the new Alapaha River Water Trail Brochure, Map, and Card all in one!

300x232 Cover, Donations, SEEDN, in WWALS Brochure, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 12 February 2015 300x232 Alapaha River Water Trail, FAQ, in WWALS Brochure, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 12 February 2015 Continue reading

Agenda, WWALS Board meeting, 7:30 PM 10 April 2013, IHOP, Adel

Here is the agenda for tonight’s board meeting. The public is invited. -jsq

WWALS logo WWALS Watershed Coalition
Regular Meeting
Board of Directors
7:30 PM 10 April 2013, IHOP, Adel, GA
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