Georgia Wildlife Federation hosted the annual spring meeting of the Georgia Water Coalition on April 24th at our Alcovy Conservation Center. Seventy people attended representing over 40 GWC member groups. Two special guests this year included Josh Hildebrandt, policy advisor to Governor Kemp, and Representative Mary Frances Williams from Marietta. GWC Leaders gave updates on current legislation and the overall results of the 2019 Legislative Session. Water policy priorities such as Coal Ash and Dedicated Trust Funds were discussed and statewide advocacy was encouraged during the summer and fall months. Attendees participated in multiple workshops and had opportunities to mingle and network. GWF was a founding member of the Georgia Water Coalition when it started in 2002. Now in its 18th year, the Coalition has 266 member groups from around the state and the southeast working to conserve and protect Georgia’s precious water resources.
2019 Clean 13 Water Heroes
The Georgia Water Coalition is accepting nominations for our Clean 13 Water Heroes Report through July 15, 2019. This annual report highlights extraordinary efforts on the part of businesses, industries, local governments, non-profit organizations, and individuals to protect the water and natural resources of Georgia. You can read more about this report and submit a nomination on the GWC website at www.gawater.org.