CRBI: Protecting North America's Most Biologically Diverse River Basin
2013 CRBI Summer Camps
CRBI and the Rome/Floyd ECO River Education Center will be holding two summer camps for 2013. The first will be held June 24-28 from 8 am to 12 pm for 3-5 graders. This E.C.O Camp will provide hands on activities in nature to help campers become experienced local naturalists. Each day will have a new theme ranging from water to wildlife. The second camp will be held July 8-12 from 8 am to 4 pm for 6-8 graders. This will be the very first Paddle Rome Camp! Each day campers will be guided down a new waterway getting a chance to explore the natural world of Rome, GA along its rivers. The camp will be instructional and accommodating to novice paddlers. Register Here
Spring Mainstream Newsletter Now Online!
, featuring stories about the 2013 Georgia General Assembly session, CRBI's 20th Anniversary, proposed reservoirs in the upper Etowah River basin, and CRBI's new fish monitoring program.
CRBI's Spring 2013 edition of the Mainstream newsletter is now onlineCLICK HERE TO READ THE NEWSLETTER.
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.
2012 Year-End Video--CRBI, Coosa Critters Say Thanks To Supporters!
Proposed Paulding County Reservoir Makes Water Coalition Dirty Dozen List
On Nov. 14, the Georgia Water Coalition released its list of the state's 12 most egregious affronts to Georgia's water, including one site in the Coosa River basin--the proposed Richland Creek reservoir in Paulding County. The 12 issues included in the Dirty Dozen highlight some of the state's worst pollution problems and shine a light on how state water policies and cronyism at the highest level of state government are harming our rivers and wasting our tax dollars. CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE RICHLAND CREEK RESERVOIR AND THE REST OF GEORGIA'S DIRTY DOZEN.
Etowah River Water Trail Website Launched
Ever wanted to take a paddle trip on the Etowah River, but didn't know how to go about doing it? With the launch of CRBI's Etowah River Water Trail website, all you have ever wanted to know about the Etowah is just a mouse click away. Visit www.etowahwatertrail.org and find information about launch sites, water levels, river mileage, points of interest, outfitters and more. The website features an interactive map as well as downloadable maps and guides to take on the river.
Tuck completes 3-week, 200-mile Odyssey!
On Sept. 15, CRBI Program Coordinator Amos Tuck completed his three-week, 200-mile journey from the headwaters of the Conasauga River in Tennessee to Weiss Lake in Alabama. Along the way he witnessed inspiring sights--from breathtaking sunsets to beautiful fish to fighting snakes--and he documented each day in writing, photographs and video. Click on youtube video below for an overview of the journey or READ ALL OF AMOS' REPORTS AT THE CRBI MUSSELHEAD BLOG!
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.