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You are invited to join the Georgia Water Coalition on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, for Capitol Conservation Day. This is a great opportunity for all Georgians to gather at the Capitol to tell our state representatives and senators that we value water for our families, economy, health, and future generations. There is no charge for this event.
Capitol Conservation Day begins at 8:00am across the street from the Capitol at the Central Presbyterian Church with a complimentary breakfast buffet. Beginning at 8:30am, Georgia Water Coalition leaders will tell you about the most timely and important water legislation and how to connect with your legislators in the Capitol. Afterward, we will move to the Capitol for a group photo and meet with our legislators to talk about why clean water is important to us. Participants will be asked to come to a debriefing room in the Capitol to share the results of their legislative encounters before leaving for the day.
Coastal Groups will travel on a bus! Coastal GWC Leaders have organized a bus departing from Savannah to bring coastal participants to the event. Folks will be carpooling from various coastal locations to meet the bus. For more information and to reserve your seat on the bus contact Kelly Patton at [email protected]
- $150 and higher sponsors: Please email Tally Sweat by February 5th and tell her of your intent to sponsor CCD at [email protected]
- Then email your logo to Joe Cook by February 5th at [email protected]
- Bring checks made out to Chattahoochee Riverkeeper with you to CCD or Mail to: Tally Sweat, 2106 Springhouse Circle, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
8:00AM Check-in & Continental Breakfast begins
8:30 – 9:30 Legislative Briefing
10:00 Group Photo at State Capitol
10:30 – 3:00 Meet with YOUR Legislators
LUNCH On your own (suggested @ Sloppy Floyd Towers Cafeteria)
11AM – 3:00PM Debriefing room at Capitol open
We recommend that you make an appointment in advance to speak with your legislator on February 15th. To find out who your legislators are, go to https://openstates.org/ga. Make sure you bring your photo identification to get through security at the Capitol!
It is easy to get to the Capitol either by carpool or by taking the Metropolitan Atlanta Transit Authority (MARTA). It is a short walk from either the Five Points or Georgia State MARTA stations. For those carpooling, there is convenient parking across Martin Luther King Drive from the church and ground level lots across from the Capitol on Capitol Ave. Shuttle service is available for those staying at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 54 Peachtree Avenue.
Overnight Accommodations for CCD Attendees
A special group rate at the Fairfield Inn and Suites, 54 Peachtree Street, for the night of Feb. 14, 2017, has been arranged. The hotel offers free shuttle within a two mile radius, free WIFI and a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. It is located near Underground and the Five Points MARTA station. To obtain the special rate contact 1-800-627-7468 and ask for Garden Club of GA (GCG) or GA Water Coalition (GWC) rates. Valet parking is available at a discounted fee. The free shuttle will deliver you to the church and pick you up at Capitol for return to hotel. Hotel telephone number is 678-702-8600.
Please consider wearing the color green on Capitol Conservation Day to show solidarity with the Georgia Water Coalition.