Alapaha River Water Trail and GA-EPD Recreational redesignation of the Alapaha River at Atkinson County Commission last Thursday made the news.
Typhani Gray, Fox 31 WFXL, 9 July 2021,
WWALS Watershed Coalition thanks Atkinson Commission for support,
Willacoochee Landing @ GA 135, Alapaha River Water Trail, Suwannee Riverkeeper at Atkinson County Commission, Reporter Typhani Gray and Tester Valerie Folsom, ARWT road sign
WWALS Watershed Coalition was started after organizers were
concerned about sewage spills, and roads being closed because of
trees being down in the river.
Most of that was in the Withlacoochee River around 2009, but the Alapaha River
did have water quality issues back then.
The organization came to the Atkinson County Board of Commissioners
to thank them for the Alapaha River Water Trail contribution.
In 2018 commissions passed a resolution supporting the water trail.
that Atkinson County Commission resolution of 18 January 2018
Alapaha River Water Trail.
This trail runs for more than 100 miles on the Alapaha River all the
way down to Florida.
Atkinson County has one landing on Georgia 135 that’s called
According to John Quarterman, the Watershed Coalition has expanded
its organization and is now tests waters to make it safer for people
to swim and fish.
Valerie Folsom, who tests in Atkinson County at Willacoochee Landing @ GA 135,
also spoke to the Atkinson County Commission about
the latest test results. Continue reading →