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2018 Riverkeeper Award Winners

On March 28th, CRBI hosted their Riverkeeper Awards and Annual Meeting at the Courtyard Rome Riverwalk to celebrate the accomplishments ...
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Riverkeeper Awards and Annual Meeting

CRBI would like to invite everyone to join us for our Riverkeeper Awards and Annual Meeting, March 28th from 6 ...
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2019 Triennial Review

The Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources recently conducted the opening hearing of the 2019 Triennial ...
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The Replacement Rule threatens Clean Water

For 50 years, the Clean Water Act has protected families and communities by preventing unchecked and unlimited pollution from contaminating ...
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Georgia Power announces plan to close Plant Hammond

Georgia Power announced on Thursday, January 31, 2019, their plans for the decertification of Plant Hammond, a coal-fired power plant ...
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PUBLIC SCREENING OF TO KINGDOM COME

CRBI, Georgia Highlands College, and the Berry College Environmental Studies program have teamed up to co-sponsor a special screening of ...
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CRBI Welcomes New Outreach Coordinator

Recent Berry College graduate Ashley Ray joined the Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) staff as Outreach Coordinator earlier this month ...
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Coal Ash Pond Problems at Hammond and Bowen

Coal Ash is the byproduct of burning coal to generate electricity.  It also contains several toxic, harmful substances that are ...
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CRBI Receives Grant from Community Foundation for Water Testing

We are proud to be among the 2018 Grantees of the Community Foundation of Greater Rome. Their support will allow ...
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CRBI Wins Victory For Coosa River Fish, Plant Hammond Water Intake Must Be Improved

CRBI Wins Victory For Coosa River Fish; Plant Hammond Water Intake Must Be Improved The Coosa River Basin Initiative, represented ...
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Will Metro Atlanta Get More Water From Lake Allatoona?

A federal court ruling in October 2017 now has the ball rolling again in the battle between Alabama and Georgia over the use of water in Lake Allatoona and the rest of the Alabama-Coosa-Tallapoosa river system. That ruling is forcing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to act on a Cobb County Marietta Water Authority (CCMWA) request made originally in 1981 to allocate more water from Allatoona for water supplies in Metro Atlanta. Since 1963, the Corps, which manages…

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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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