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Fighting for Clean Water Under the Gold Dome

The 2021 Legislative Session is well under way. While CRBI is not traveling to the Capitol in person this year ...
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Eddied Out: Thinking about Rivers in a Time of Social Distancing

By: Nik Bergill “It looks like a goose flying backwards!” the young girl in my raft exclaimed. On another clear ...
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Connect with a Cause Through Citizen Science

By Courtnee Pope Hello, CRBI friends and family! My name is Courtnee Davenport and I am working as CRBI’s summer ...
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2020 Bacterial Monitoring Results

Green: 0-126 cfu/100mLconsidered safe for recreational use by the state of GeorgiaYellow: +126-235 cfu/100mLmoderate risk of illnessRed: +235 cfu/100mLhigh risk ...
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River Magic

Written By: Liz Spencer I love the water.  Oceans, rivers, seas, lakes, ponds, puddles.  I’ll jump into them all.  By ...
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Upper Coosa Kayak Paintball League Postponed

April 1, 2020 2020 Upper Coosa Kayak Paintball League Do you play paintball? Do you kayak? Have you ever thought ...
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Educational Activities for the Kids

ACTIVITIES Merlin App - Take a walk outside and see many different bird species you are able to identify with ...
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Trust Fund Honesty Heads to a Ballot Near You!

Watch as the Georgia Senate unanimously approves HR 164 - a constitutional amendment that will allow the General Assembly to ...
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Ban the Bag in Georgia

Senate Bill 280 would prohibit the distribution of single-use plastic bags by retail stores, with some exemptions (bags used for ...
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2020 Legislative Tracker

Georgia's 2020 legislative session is in full swing and we want to keep you in the know on CRBI's legislative ...
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Plant Hammond on the Coosa River

GA Power Plans to Leave Toxic Coal Ash in Groundwater at Plant Hammond

Georgia Power is seeking approval from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD)for Coal Combustion Residuals (CCR) permits to cap nearly 50 million tons of toxic coal ash inplace in unlined pits, starting with Plant Hammond’s 1 million ton Ash Pond 3 in Rome, GA. Plant Hammond’s Ash Pond 3 is partially located in the 100-year floodplain and regularly interacts with groundwater. As a result, this closure plan will allow toxic components of coal ash (such as arsenic, cadmium, selenium, and…

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Restoring the Coosa River Basin

If you are interested in supporting the restoration of the Coosa River Basin, become a member or donate today. The rivers of the Coosa River Basin are a gem of Northwest Georgia. Their beauty is paralleled by their abundance – our river basin is one of the most biodiverse regions in North America. It is the historic home to 43 mussel species, 32 species of snails, and 100 different fish species, including 12 species that are only found in this…

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Georgia Recorder on the Trust Fund Victory

Jill Nolin of the Georgia Recorder wrote this excellent piece on the history of this long-lasting effort to dedicate environmental cleanup funds. The article also includes a lot of great details on how the new law will function with the state’s budget.

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Fighting for Clean Water Under the Gold Dome

The 2021 Legislative Session is well under way. While CRBI is not traveling to the Capitol in person this year due to Covid restrictions, we are still actively promoting clean water with lawmakers across the state in conjunction with the Georgia Water Coalition. Here are our top priorities. Dedicating Environmental Trust Funds After the overwhelming approval of the Trust Fund Amendment (Amendment 1) in November, we are ready to protect environmental cleanup funding once and for all. The Constitutional Amendment…

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Eddied Out: Thinking about Rivers in a Time of Social Distancing

By: Nik Bergill “It looks like a goose flying backwards!” the young girl in my raft exclaimed. On another clear day in Western North Carolina, I couldn’t help but laugh. Almost two months into my season as a raft guide on the French Broad River, I had grown accustomed to seeing the local Great Blue Herons. Through Beginners Rapid, in the Maze, or far downriver in the Windy Flats, herons could be found in their reliable spots along the river…

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