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Coosa River Basin Initiative Launches “Don’t Sink the Can” Anti-Littering Campaign with Support from International Paper

Rome, GA – July 19th, 2024 – The Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) is excited to announce the launch of ...

Coosa River Basin Initiative Invites Educators and Students to the Student Symposium for Watershed Innovation & Management (SSWIM)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rome, Georgia, July, 10, 2024 — Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) is excited to announce that its ...

Downstream Podcast Now Streaming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coosa River Basin Initiative Launches Downstream Podcast: Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Rome, Georgia - June 4, 2024 ...

Groups sue to stop PFAS pollution in northwest Georgia

Groups plan lawsuit to stop PFAS pollution in northwest Georgia Coosa River Basin Initiative, SELC, plan to sue the city ...

Rome News Tribune: Georgia Environmental Protection Division Chastised for Ash Pond Closure Permit

The Rome News Tribune released an article describing a recent letter sent by Jeaeanne Gettle, the acting regional administrator for ...

Coosa River Basin Initiative Hosts Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Panel Discussion at Berry College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coosa River Basin Initiative Hosts Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Panel Discussion at Berry College [Rome, Ga, Feb ...

Coosa River Basin Initiative and Coosa Riverkeeper Join Forces to Monitor PFAS Contamination in the Coosa River Basin

In response to growing concerns about per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their potential impact on public health, Coosa River ...

Biodiversity in the Upper Coosa River Basin

The Upper Coosa River Basin, covering 5,500 square miles that extends across parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, is characterized ...

Coosa River Basin Initiative Launches Campaign to Raise Awareness on the Impact of Microplastics on Freshwater and Public Health

Rome, Ga.- In commemoration of their 30th anniversary as the Riverkeeper of the upper Coosa River basin, Coosa River Basin ...

Breaking Down the Facts About Microplastics

Imagining a world without plastics may feel impossible considering what a staple they are in today’s society, yet their large ...

The Importance of Macroinvertebrates

What Are Macroinvertebrates? Macroinvertebrates serve as the ecological cleaning services in aquatic ecosystems. While the name may sound unfamiliar at first glance, Northwest Georgia is home to many macroinvertebrates you likely know, such as Crayfish, Mayflies, Dragonflies, Clams, Mussels, and more! While here these small and sometimes bothersome creatures may seem like little more than pests, they’re actually crucial to our rivers’ ecosystems. These organisms affect even our local water sources such as the Coosa River Basin and serve an…

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Coosa River Basin Initiative Launches “Don’t Sink the Can” Anti-Littering Campaign with Support from International Paper

Rome, GA – July 19th, 2024 – The Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) is excited to announce the launch of the “Don’t Sink the Can” anti-littering campaign, with generous support from International Paper. This initiative, created in partnership with Cedar Creek RV Park, Euharlee Creek Outfitters, Castaway Kayaks and Etowah Adventure Company, invites outdoor enthusiasts to help protect our rivers by packing out their trash. As part of the campaign, participating outfitters will provide reusable bags to paddlers and adventurers,…

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Coosa River Basin Initiative Invites Educators and Students to the Student Symposium for Watershed Innovation & Management (SSWIM)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rome, Georgia, July, 10, 2024 — Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) is excited to announce that its first annual Student Symposium for Watershed Innovation & Management (SSWIM) is scheduled for April of 2025. This upcoming event will offer middle and high school students an opportunity to immerse themselves in hands-on environmental projects, explore innovative solutions to watershed challenges, and learn about careers in natural resources. Hosted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative with support from Berry College,…

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Downstream Podcast Now Streaming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coosa River Basin Initiative Launches Downstream Podcast: Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Rome, Georgia – June 4, 2024 – Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) has just released the final episode of an 8 episode podcast called ‘Downstream: Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation”.  The podcast is a platform where members of CRBI engage in insightful conversations with leaders from the Muskogee, Cherokee, and Choctaw tribes, exploring indigenous perspectives on conservation and what meaningful land acknowledgment looks like in the 21st…

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Groups sue to stop PFAS pollution in northwest Georgia

Groups plan lawsuit to stop PFAS pollution in northwest Georgia Coosa River Basin Initiative, SELC, plan to sue the city of Calhoun in federal court ROME, Ga. — On behalf of Coosa River Basin Initiative, the Southern Environmental Law Center filed a lawsuit against the city of Calhoun in Federal District Court for violating federal law and allowing harmful pollutants in drinking water. Calhoun’s wastewater treatment plant is polluting the region with PFAS in two ways:discharging PFAS directly to the Coosawattee River…

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Rome News Tribune: Georgia Environmental Protection Division Chastised for Ash Pond Closure Permit

The Rome News Tribune released an article describing a recent letter sent by Jeaeanne Gettle, the acting regional administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the Southeast, to EPD Director Jeffrey W. Cown, concerning their issuance of a permit for Georgia Power to leave toxic coal ash containing contaminants like mercury, cadmium, and arsenic stored in groundwater along the Coosa River where it could contaminate groundwater, drinking water and the air. 2015 EPA standards prohibit utilities from leaving coal…

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Coosa River Basin Initiative Hosts Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Panel Discussion at Berry College

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coosa River Basin Initiative Hosts Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation Panel Discussion at Berry College [Rome, Ga, Feb 1, 2024]  — Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) is proud to announce a thought-provoking Q&A style panel discussion on Indigenous Perspectives on Conservation, scheduled to take place on February 15th at 6 pm in McAllister Auditorium at Berry College. The panel will feature esteemed indigenous leaders from various tribes, including the Cherokee, Muscogee, and Choctaw nations. The distinguished guests include…

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