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Workshop for Advocates: Use the Clean Water Act to Protect Your Local Waters

Hosted by River Network and Georgia Water Coalition

Thursday, November 9, 2023 1 - 5 PM
In Person Meeting, No Zoom Option
South Georgia State College
Waycross, GA 

At no time since the Clean Water Act was passed in 1972 has our vigilance been so important. We must rise to the challenge of implementing the vision of this law equitably as we look ahead to the next 50 years of a changing climate. At this workshop, you'll learn more about how you can use the Clean Water Act to protect your community and local waters.

During the workshop you’ll hear case studies of how Georgia’s Riverkeepers, local advocates, and community members are using the Clean Water Act to protect their waters. You’ll also learn how you can use the recently updated Clean Water Act Owner’s Manual to help guide your efforts to protect and restore the waters in your community via presentations and interactive exercises where you can put into practice what you learn.

River Network will share a high level overview of all Clean Water Act programs and how they fit together. Our members will share real-world case studies to illustrate how they have used the CWA to protect their waters and communities. Then we will break into small groups and participate in interactive exercises where we will practice using what we learn. 

Why You Should Attend This Workshop:

Community attention to local waters is crucial to ensure their full protection and local advocates are critical to achieving the Clean Water Act’s objective and goals.

Together, we can build strong teams of locally involved individuals who track changes in our waters, ask hard questions, and insist on implementation and enforcement of the Clean Water Act in ways that are just, advance equity, and take climate change into account.

To learn more about all of the events at GWC’s annual Fall Membership Meeting and register for this workshop, please visit the November 2023 Fall Membership Meeting event page.

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