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September 2013
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Georgia River Network News Stream
September 2013

1.    Rivers Alive Season is Upon Us!
2.    Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition Job Announcement
3.    American Rivers Job Announcement: Associate Director of Southeast Conservation
4.    West Atlanta Watershed Alliance Job Announcement: Outdoor Specialist and Naturalist
5.    Updated: The 2012 305(b)/303(d) List for Impaired Waters in Georgia
6.    River Network’s 2013 Salary Survey
    Climate Solutions University - 2014 Funding Opportunity - Apply Now

Workshops/Conferences/Calendar Items
8.    GRN Percentage Night at Terrapin Brewery
9.    GRN's Hidden Gems Paddle: Ancient Giants of the Altamaha
10.    Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 19th Annual Patron Dinner
11.   Greenlaw 2013 Environmental Heroes Celebration
12.    South River Jamboree
13.    Riverkeeper Rendezvous on the Ocmulgee
14.    Hike to Chattahoochee Headwaters
15.    Broad River Water Trail Launch & Fall Clean-up
16.    Satilla River Clean-ups
17.    Lecture: Last Stand of the Chattahoochee Shoal Bass

Nonprofit Resources
18.    FAQ: Raising Money When You Don't Have Money
19.    How To Manage a Crisis in Communications

Fundraising Deadlines
20.    New Grant Opportunities


1.    Rivers Alive Season is Upon Us!
And that means RIVER CLEANUPS! To participate in a cleanup in your area, consult the Rivers Alive website.  We also have a lot of them on the GRN calendar.

2.    Hiawassee River Watershed Coalition Job Announcement: Lake Chatuge Watershed Coordinator
The Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition seeks an organized and experienced watershed coordinator to implement its Lake Chatuge Watershed Action Plan. Towns County, Georgia, working in partnership with HRWC, has been awarded a grant through the Georgia Section 319(h) Program to begin on-the-ground water quality improvements to reduce nutrient loading in the watershed. This is a full-time position for a two-year term, with the possibility of extension based on available funds.

3.    American Rivers Job Announcement: Associate Director of Southeast Conservation
The Associate Director works in American Rivers’ Southeast Region, largely in the Carolinas, and is responsible for providing technical assistance, project management, and general guidance in the planning, development and implementation of projects for the River Restoration and Clean Water Supply programs and others as assigned. See more about the Associate Director of Southeast Conservation here.

4.    Job Announcement: West Atlanta Watershed Alliance
West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and Mosiah’s Roots Outdoor and Fitness are hiring an outdoor specialist and naturalist.  For more information, email Coach Joy Smith at

5.    Updated: The 2012 305(b)/303(d) List for Impaired Waters in Georgia
The 305(b)/303(d) list has now been updated with its accompanying documents and GIS layers, and can be found on the Georgia Environmental Protection Division's website by clicking here.

The Georgia 2012 305(b)/303(d) list of waters was prepared in accordance with Sections 305(b) and 303(d) of the Federal Clean Water Act and guidance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This list is required to be updated every two years. You can find out more about how waters are designated for a certain use, how they get listed and de-listed by following this link.

If you would like to see if a stream in your area is on the 2012 list, you can visit the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream website's Google Earth layers and select the 305(b)/303(d) layer.

6.    River Network’s 2013 Salary Survey
Since 2001, River Network has conducted a biennial Salary Survey of the watershed conservation movement. Unlike other surveys, this one is quick, easy and geared specifically toward river and watershed-saving folks. It’s only 11 questions, and most are multiple choice. Only one person (presumably the person who knows individual salary levels) from each organization participate by September 30. Feel free to share this link with others who are in the movement; the more data they receive, the more valuable the analysis.


7. Climate Solutions University - 2014 Funding Opportunity - Apply Now
A limited number of spaces in the Climate Solutions University are available. Your community can apply now to 2014 Climate Solutions University to achieve the following outcomes:
•    Create a local forest and water climate adaptation plan.
•    Build social capital and capacity to create lasting change.
•    Protect citizens from natural disasters.
•    Preserve your local economy.

For qualifying U.S. communities, the fee to participate in 2014 Climate Solutions University is now waived in part or full.

8.    GRN Percentage Night at Terrapin Brewery
When: Thursday, September 19th from 5:30 - 7:30pm!
Where: Terrapin Brewery 265 Newton Bridge Rd. Athens, GA 30607
If you’re in the Athens area, come on out and support Georgia River Network at the Terrapin Brewery in Athens, Georgia! Terrapin’s big outdoor yard will feature lots of fellow river and beer lovers, photo opportunities, and is a perfect place for a game of Frisbee or cornhole. And if that’s not enough of an enticement, there will also be a free brewery tour and special edition Georgia River Network-Terrapin Beer pint glasses available for purchase to use with your beer tasting!

It's a family friendly affair so come on out and have a good time with Georgia River Network! Please mark your calendar and spread the word!

9.    GRN's Hidden Gems Paddle: Ancient Giants of the Altamaha
When: Saturday, November 16, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Barrington Park, Barrington Park Road, Cox, GA 31331
Registration options include (per person) :

$50 Includes Lunch, Boat rental & American Canoe Association Insurance fee ($35 Kids - 18 & under)

$25 Includes Lunch and American Canoe Association Insurance Only, Bring your own Boat

$15  Includes American Canoe Association Insurance fee, Bring your own Boat and Lunch

Click here for more information.

10. Chattahoochee Riverkeeper 19th Annual Patron Dinner
When: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. Reception at 6:30 pm; dinner and awards ceremony at 7:30 pm.
Where: The Foundry, Puritan Mill
Join Chattahoochee Riverkeeper at their 19th Annual Patron Dinner. Individual tickets are $200 and include a one-year membership to CRK. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE.

11.   Greenlaw 2013 Environmental Heroes Celebration
When: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Where: on the Rooftop Terrace, Nelson and Mullins, Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA 30363

Join Greenlaw as they celebrate 20 years of protecting Georgia's environment and the 2013 award recipients: Marcia Bansley, Lifetime Achievement Award; Jewell Harper, Ogden Doremus Award for Excellence in Environmental Law; David and Mindy Egan, Environmental Heroes Award. Legislators of the Year: Sen. Jason Carter, Sen. William Ligon, Rep. Alex Atwood and Rep. Jeff Chapman are being recognized for their work to protect Georgia's coast, particularly Jekyll Island.

Click here to buy tickets.

12.  South River Jamboree
When: October 5, 2013, 7 PM
Where: Lithonia Woman’s Club, 2564 Wiggins Street  Lithonia, GA
South River Watershed Alliance's South River Jamboree annual fundraiser.  Good food, good music, good fun, and a silent auction. Tickets are only $30. To purchase tickets and/or sponsorships go to

13.    Riverkeeper Rendezvous on the Ocmulgee
Where: Macon, GA
When: Saturday, September 21
Please support a healthy river by attending Middle Georgia’s First Annual Riverkeeper Rendezvous!  Altamaha Riverkeeper conducted Adopt-A-Stream training in Macon on July 10 to begin working with volunteers to monitor the Ocmulgee River.  Join ARK for a gala gathering by the river featuring music by Recycled Grass and a tidewater dinner by Moonhanger Catering.

Go here for details.
The RSVP date is extended to September 12.

14.    Hike to Chattahoochee Headwaters
When: Saturday, Sep 28, 2013
Join CRK's Sally Bethea on a 4.5-mile hike to see the spring that gives birth to the mighty Chattahoochee River, located just a few hundred yards from the Appalachian Trail. Limited to the first 20 registrants. $10 adults, $5 children (members), $15/$5 non-members.  Go here for more details.

15.    Broad River Water Trail Launch & Fall Rivers Alive Clean-up
When: Saturday, October 5
Where: Camp Kiwanis, 2613 Old Wildcat Bridge Road,
Float the Broad River – for fun and as part of the Rivers Alive campaign to clean and preserve over 70,000 miles of Georgia’s rivers and streams. Meet us at the pavilion at Camp Kiwanis at 10:00 am to shuttle boats up river. Use your own canoe or kayak or rent one from the Outpost (706.795.3242) for $15. Bring food and drinks for a day on the river. Afterward, have some refreshments and music back at the pavilion, launch the new Water Trail and enjoy the activities at Camp Kiwanis’ Fall Festival.

So that they will have enough shuttle buses, please reserve your spot by October 1st by calling Jean Smith at 706.783.2308 or 706.340.3187 or emailing to

Also, celebrate the official launch of the Broad River Water Trail (BRWT), the water equivalent of a 70 mile hiking trail to be used by paddlers and anglers of all ages and abilities. Visit the information table at Camp Kiwanis’ Fall Festival from 2:00 to 5:00 pm to learn about the BRWT.  For more information on the BRWT, visit

16.    Satilla River Cleanups
September 28th, 8-5pm:  Join Satilla Riverkeeper and Off Grid Expeditions for a fun filled day of cleaning one of the worst trash areas along the Satilla. Meet at Hwy 121 Bridge at 8am and clean up along the banks of the river as well as 10 miles downstream. Feel free to bring your boats, waders, swimsuits, or whatever helps you get to the trash! T-shirts, water bottles, a cookout, and all supplies for picking up trash are included for volunteers. Please RSVP for this event by emailing or calling the Satilla Riverkeeper office (912-510-9500)

September 28th, 9-12pm: Satilla River cleanup with General Coffee State Park! Join forces with this wonderful park and clean a portion of 17 Mile River, an important tributary of the Satilla. Please inquire and RSVP by calling the park office (912-384-7082).

17.    Lecture: Last Stand of the Chattahoochee Shoal Bass
Dr. Steven Sammons, Auburn University Research Fellow
When: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Outside World, 1025 Broadway, Columbus, GA
Admission is free.

18.    FAQ: Raising Money When You Don't Have Money
Each month, Jesslyn Shields, GRN’s Watershed Support Coordinator, answers a question she’s frequently asked by watershed groups in Georgia.  This month: how to make money when you don’t have any money. Click here to read more!

19.    How To Manage a Crisis in Communications
Regardless of the size of a crisis you can follow these quick steps to help you move forward as unscathed as possible.

20.    Grant Opportunities
To view grant makers that give throughout the year, visit the grants page of our website HERE.

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