CRBI: Protecting North America's Most Biologically Diverse River Basin
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CRBI Announces New Executive Director
CRBI has named David Tucker as its new Executive Director! A Floyd County schools teacher and administrator since 1985, he is retiring as the prinicipal at Model Middle School this year and will join CRBI full time in July. David brings to the organization a proven track record of fundraising and executive management. Click here read CRBI's full press release announcing this exciting news! Though David is a career educator, his background is in biology and he is excited to return to his "roots" to help protect North America's most biologically unique river system. Click here to read more about David.
2013 Annual Report
Winter 2014 Newsletter Now Online!
CRBI's Winter 2104 edition of the Mainstream newsletter is now online, featuring stories about the 2014 Georgia General Assembly Session, Georgia Water Coalition's Dorty Dozen, proposed hog farm rules in Georgia and the Etowah River Water Trail. Click here to read the newsletter.
Georgia Water Coalition Announces 2013 Dirty Dozen: Two Sites in the Coosa
2o Years of Protecting the Coosa Video
In January 1993, a cadre of concerned citizens started a revolution for clean water in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. This video tells their story. Today, CRBI is considered on of Georgia's oldest watershed protection organizations.
Etowah River User's Guide Now Available!
The Etowah River User's Guide, a 160-page comprehensive recreational guide to the Etowah River Water Trail is now available for purchase! The book features more than 150 color photos and 16 color maps of the river. Printed on waterproof paper, it's the ideal guide for a day trip or a journey down the entire 160-mile length of the river. Published by the University of Georgia Press and produced by CRBI, it is a must have for all lovers of the Etowah River. In addition to basic information about river access points, the guide includes information about historic sites, natural history, navigational obstacles and more. To purchase your copy, call CRBI at 706-232-2724 or order one online. Information included in the book is also available at the Etowah River Water Trail website: www.etowahwatertrail.org.
CRBI halts development in Rome wetlands
Four years of work by CRBI to stop a 60-acre retail development on floodplain and wetlands in Rome along the Oostanaula River have resulted in the temporary halt to the development. On May 2, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers suspended the permit for the Citi Center project; two weeks later, the developer, Ledbetter Properties, withdrew its permit application for the project. The developer is expected to re-apply for a new permit. This time, the permit process should include a public review and comment period (an important procedure that the developer by-passed to secure its initial permits for the project). Read a Rome News-Tribune article about the permit suspension. Read more about this issue on the CRBI website.