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Georgia Water Coalition names “DirtyDozen” exposing the 12 worst offenses to Georgia’s water  

By   /  November 13, 2013  /  Press Releases, Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Today, Georgia’s leading water protection group  named its “Dirty Dozen” for 2012, exposing the worst offenses to Georgia’s water. The  sites range from an unnecessary reservoir in northeast Georgia to a tire dump in  southwest Georgia.      The Georgia Water Coalition is a consortium of 175 conservation and environmental  organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith‐based organizations  that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002. Collectively, these  organizations represent more than 300,000 Georgians.     “This list not only highlights some of the most egregious water pollution problems in our  state, but also calls attention to state policies that harm our rivers and waste our tax  dollars,” said April Ingle, executive director at Georgia River Network. “The sites on this  list are examples of Georgia’s failures to protect our water, our fish and wildlife and our  communities.”    Topping the list for the second year in a row is the Ogeechee River where a textile  manufacturing plant’s toxic discharge led to the death of some 38,000 fish in May 2011.  A hazardous waste site adjacent to Atlanta’s Hartsfield‐Jackson International Airport,  Glades Reservoir proposed near Gainesville, a Flint River groundwater injection  experiment near Albany, Richland Creek Reservoir proposed in Paulding County and  Rayonier’s pulp mill in Jesup round out the top six. 

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By   /  September 21, 2013  /  Community  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal group of cyclists from the Albany area has formed a bike club to specifically address trail building in south Georgia. The newly formed group is the Flint River Mountain Bike Association (FRMBA) and will be an IMBA (International Mountain Bike Association) chapter as Flint River SORBA (Southern Off-road Bicycle Association). [...]

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VINTAGE ALBANY-Historic Floods

By   /  July 1, 2012  /  Vintage Albany  /  Comments Off

Vintage Albany Flood

Tweet Left: Two men attempt to rescue a cow during the flood of 1925; Right: Asa Tift   July seventh will mark the eighteenth anniversary of Albany’s “flood of the century” when Tropical Storm Alberto stalled out over parts of Georgia, Alabama and Florida. Though Albany only received a total of 6.88 inches of rain [...]

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FLINT RIVER CLEANUP

By   /  October 17, 2011  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Volunteers Needed….   What: Flint River Clean Up When:  Saturday, October 22 Walker Location:  West Side of Flint River Meet at Third Avenue and the Flint River Canoe/Kayak Location:  Radium Boat Landing (Marine Ditch) Time: 9:00 a.m.  Keep Albany Dougherty Beautiful (KADB) announces its annual Rivers Alive cleanup along the Flint River.  Rivers Alive [...]

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Flint Riverquarium: new movies, riverkeepers, and discounts

By   /  January 6, 2010  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet RiverQuarium swimming with specials, programs Special to the Journal Beginning this weekend and continuing for the rest of the month, visitors can show a church bulletin at the Flint RiverQuarium and receive a free movie admission with the purchase of a RiverQuarium ticket. Movies currently showing at the Flint RiverQuarium Imagination Theater are Wild [...]

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Sunday, October 25, 2009 Flint Float River Event

By   /  October 1, 2009  /  Uncategorized  /   Comments

Tweet Sunday, October 25, 2009 from 1pm until 6:20 pm. Learn more about the Flint River and support the Flint RiverQuarium by spending an afternoon on the river and at the RiverQuarium. Paddle southwest Georgia’s premier natural resource and enjoy music and barbecue afterwards at the Flint RiverQuarium. Fee: Rental Canoe $60  /  Rental Kayak [...]

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Flint Dams Proposed

By   /  March 13, 2008  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet To ease reliance on water on Lake Lanier and flood-control dependency on the Chattahoochee River , a Georgia congressman wants to reverse Jimmy Carter’s successful efforts to preserve the river’s flow through Southwest Georgia It took Jimmy Carter more than a decade during stints as governor and president to defeat a dam project at [...]

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