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Georgia textile mill agrees to stop PFAS pollution  

Coosa River Basin Initiative, SELC reach resolution to protect downstream communities ROME, Ga. — In a victory for the health ...

Rome News Tribune Article Covers Beginning Stages of CRBI’s PFAS chemical testing

Rome News Tribune published an article that gives a great overview of CRBI's plans for a multi-year study to determine ...

State Level Regulations Will Impact PFAS Usage

In the summer of 2022 the EPA released new health advisories (HAs) for a chemical group known as PFAS (per- ...

What Keeps Our Rivers Strong? Mussels!

In the streams and rivers of Northwest Georgia resides an unassuming but powerful champion of freshwaters. These heroes come in ...

EPA Releases New Health Advisories for PFAS in Drinking Water.  What Does it Mean for Your Health?

On June 15th, 2022 the EPA released new health advisories (HAs) for a chemical group known as PFAS. The EPA’s ...

CRBI, Harbin, Hardy Promote Safe Summer Recreation With the Launch of ‘Swim Guide’

Beginning Memorial Day weekend and running through Labor Day, CRBI will collect bacterial water samples at 30 popular recreation sites ...

Big News on Coal Ash from EPA

Today, EPA took an enormous step toward addressing the real-world pollution concerns surrounding coal ash pond closure. In offering determinations ...

Creature Feature: Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron can be found almost anywhere where there's water nearby in North and Central America. With a ...

RFP: Dill Creek Bridge Replacement Design

Coosa River Basin Initiative is seeking proposals for design work to replace the bridge over Dill Creek in Murray County ...

Critter Profile: Common Box Turtle Fun Facts

The Upper Coosa River Basin is home to many incredible native species of critters. One of those critters is the ...

2018 Georgia General Assembly: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

The Georgia General Assembly ended the 2018 legislative session on March 29. Now, a month out from Sine Die, we can take a look back on what went right of our rivers and streams and what went wrong. First, the Good: Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act Passes! The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (GOSA) passed meaning that this November, Georgia voters will decide a constitutional amendment that would take a portion of the sale tax we already pay when we purchase, hunting,…

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CRBI Honors Greenie Award Recipients

On April 19, CRBI celebrated Earth Week by recognizing five entities accomplishing extraordinary work to protect natural resources in northwest Georgia and northeast Alabama. Among those recognized were Paragon Wool Products of Calhoun, the Georgia Alabama Land Trust, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Rome and Dalton, Forsyth County Parks & Recreation and the Chatsworth Water Works Commission. Each year CRBI recognizes outstanding achievement in water conservation, outdoor recreation, sustainability, land protection and innovation through its G reenie Awards. Winners…

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Greenie Awards Set for Apr. 19 in Rome

CRBI TO RECOGNIZE GREENIE AWARD WINNERS APRIL 19 DURING EARTH WEEK CELEBRATION A Calhoun-based textile business, a Piedmont, Alabama land protection organization, Boys and Girls Clubs in Dalton and Rome, the Chatsworth Water Works Commission and Forsyth County will be recognized April 19 with the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s (CRBI) Greenie Awards for their outstanding efforts to protect natural resources in the upper Coosa River basin. The Greenie Awards will be presented at the Dark Side of the Moon event…

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Chemical Spill Causes Fish Kill on Dawsonville Creek

  March 26, 2018 Report on Flat Creek Chemical Spill: A chemical spill March 20 at Gold Creek Foods in Dawsonville has led to an extensive fish kill on Flat Creek, a tributary of the Shoal Creek and the Etowah River. The spill of ferric chloride occurred March 20 when a forklift driver at the facility punctured a barrel containing the chemical, according to reports in the Dawson County News. However, the spill was not reported to local or state…

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24-Hour Tire Roll Brings Attention to State Budget Shenanigans

 On Feb. 28 and March 1, some 30 volunteers from CRBI and other Georgia Water Coalition member organizations pushed a giant tire around the Georgia State Capitol building for 24 straight hours to bring attention to HR 158, a measure that will create a constitutional amendment allowing legislators to “dedicate” fees when they create laws establishing fees or taxes on Georgia citizens. If adopted by the legislature and approved by voters, HR 158 would help put an end to…

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Video Tells Story of 25 Years of CRBI History, 500 years of Coosa History

 A video celebrating CRBI’s silver anniversary was released at CRBI’s annual membership meeting. Through the eyes of Coosa River basin natives Frank Barron and Clinton Agnew as well as long-time Rome City Manager John Bennett, the 11-minute video tells how the Coosa and its tributaries have been transformed over the last decades of the 20th century and first years of the 21st century. It also looks back on 500 years of Coosa River history, giving glimpses of the rich…

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