Spring Member Meeting
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Alcovy Conservation Center, Covington
11600 Hazelbrand Road
Covington, GA 30014
- We will debrief the 2019 Legislative Session
- Discuss GWC priority issues and strategy going forward
- Learn about upcoming GWC projects and events
- Network with fellow water advocates.
- Engage in informative workshops:
- Triennial Review Process for Rivers
- Local Coal Ash Advocacy
TRAINING/WORKSHOPS AT THE GWC SPRING MEETING:
Triennial Review – Water Quality Standards in Your River
The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is currently undergoing a process they conduct every three years to review water quality standards for our state’s rivers. This process is supposed to ensure the standards are protective of the ways in which Georgians are using them. This process is known as the “Triennial Review” and it’s required by the Clean Water Act. Many of the Georgia Water Coalition’s river groups – including the South River Watershed Alliance, Georgia River Network, and our Riverkeepers – are working to weigh in with EPD to make sure the water quality standards are as protective as they should be – and YOUR HELP IS NEEDED. At the April GWC Member meeting we will break-out by river basin and collect data and information from each of you to build our case for why water quality standards for our rivers need to be strengthened.
Organizing local Coal Ash Advocacy
The Georgia legislature has failed to pass any legislation protecting communities from coal ash despite data that shows nearly all the coal ash pits in Georgia are leaking toxins. Help us plan our next steps as we map out local coal ash workshops in impacted communities around the state. We will break into several small groups by geographic region impacted.
There are a limited number of single beds available April 23rd at the Alcovy Conservation Center. Contact [email protected] to reserve a bed for $35. Camping is also available for $15 per tent.
There are at least 3 hotels at the Zebulon Rd exit on I-475 if you are coming into Wesleyan College from the west: Comfort Suites, Baymont Inn and Suites, and Fairfield Inn by Marriott.
There are also multiple hotels at Exit 169 on I- 75 if you are coming in from the east: La Quinta Inn, Hampton Inn, and Holiday Inn