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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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Local River Heroes Recognized

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Mar. 15, 2018 REP. JOHN MEADOWS RECOGNIZED FOR WATER PROTECTION WORK AT STATEWIDE GATHERING OF CONSERVATIONISTS, GEORGIA DNR WORK IN PAULDING COUNTY ALSO GARNERS AWARD Two projects aimed at protecting water in northwest Georgia were recently recognized at the Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Celebration held in Atlanta. Rep. John Meadows (R-Calhoun) received a Clean 13 award from the statewide coalition of water protection groups for his work introducing and passing HB 205, an update of the state’s 30-year-old…

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CRBI Plans 24-Hour Capitol Tire Roll In Support of HR 158

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 20, 2018 TIRE ROLL DEMONSTRATION TO KICK OFF GEORGIA WATER COALITION CAPITOL CONSERVATION DAY In an effort to bring attention to legislation aimed at restoring funding for state clean community programs, volunteers with the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) plan to hold a 24-hour marathon scrap tire roll at the state Capitol beginning Feb. 28. During the event, individuals will push a large tire around the sidewalks surrounding the Capitol continuously from 8 a.m. on Feb. 28…

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CRBI To Attempt World Record for Longest Line of Inflatables At Rome’s Big Float June 2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 9, 2018 CRBI AIMS TO SET WORLD WATER INFLATABLE RECORD AT ROME’S BIG FLOAT JUNE 2 Rome’s Big Float, the Coosa River Basin Initiative’s annual 6-mile river celebration on the Etowah, is expected to get much bigger this June as the river protection organization attempts to set a world record for the longest line of innertubes and inflatables. “The goal of the Tube Train World Record Challenge is to create a human chain of innertubes stretching a…

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CRBI Takes Action to Stop Pollution of Coosa at Plant Hammond

For Immediate Release: February 8, 2018   Conservation Groups Challenge Plant Hammond Permit due to Antiquated Cooling Water Structure   Rome, GA—The Coosa River Basin Initiative and the Southern Environmental Law Center are challenging a lax permit for Georgia Power’s Plant Hammond, a coal-fired power plant that has needlessly degraded a  the Coosa River for decades. SELC, on behalf of CRBI, has filed a petition for hearing before an administrative law judge to challenge a Clean Water Act pollutant discharge…

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