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Confluence Newsletter
January 2013
In This Issue

View Our Annual Report Video
Save the Date: Weekend for Rivers 2013
Save the Date: Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Paddle Georgia
GRN Internships Available
Water Wire Blog Post
Like Us on Facebook
1% for the Planet

Get GRN News in our RSS Feed
Planned Giving for Georgia Rivers 

View our Annual Report Video

annualreportWe accomplished alot together in 2012 and had one great time too. Check out GRN’s successes and watch our 2012 Annual Report video at


Save the Date: Weekend for Rivers

WeekendforRiversJoin Georgia River Network on April 6-7, 2013 for Weekend for Rivers, our annual Conference and River Celebration! The 2-day storytelling, partying and paddling event will be held at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, Georgia.

Weekend for Rivers gives us all a chance each year to get together and celebrate Georgia’s unique, beautiful rivers as a community of aficionados and advocates. Saturday, April 6th will be a day of inspiration, education and connections with folks who are as passionate about Georgia’s rivers as you are.  The day will include a series of short presentations and interactive forums that will paint a broad picture of the state of Georgia’s rivers and the people who work every day to protect and honor them, and this year we’re including a track focused on river issues and policies as well.

And to top off a day of inspiring presentations, join us for our annual River Celebration Party—you can come whether or not you can attend the rest of the weekend! That night, there will be an opportunity to camp at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, wake up the next morning and paddle a stretch of the beautiful Chattahoochee River!  So put Weekend for Rivers on your calendar and look for registration to open at the beginning of February, 2013!

Save the Date: 6th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Sunday, March 3, 2012
Landmark Midtown Art Cinema

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest environmental film festival in North America, and 2013 will mark its sixth consecutive year in Atlanta. Each year, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CR), Georgia River Network (GRN) and Georgia ForestWatch (GFW) partner to select the best of these award-winning environmental films and bring them to Atlanta in a two-and-a-half-hour program. The program (with a 15-minute intermission) offers a mix of films addressing environmental issues such as energy, food systems, biodiversity, climate change and the protection and restoration of wild lands and waters.

And as a tradition and special treat, our guests can enjoy complimentary SweetWater brews (for patrons 21 and over carrying a valid ID).

Tickets go on sale in late January.

Paddle GA 2013 on the Flint River 

June 15-21, 2013
106 miles on the Lower Flint River from Warwick to Bainbridge
Registration opens February 14. Mark your calendar to register early. Last year the trip sold out in 2 weeks.  Read Joe Cook's blog post on scouting the Flint.


GRN Internships Available

GRN has internships available this winter. Click here for details on the interships.

GA Water Wire Blog Post - Where Did the Clean Water Act Come From? 

By Chris Manganiello (PhD), GRN Policy Director

Click here to read the water wire post.  

"Like" Us on Facebook

FacebookFindUsFind out about river events, learn cool facts and enjoy photos.  "Like" our fan page on facebook at!/georgiarivernetwork

1% For the Planet

onepercentlogoGeorgia River Network is a 1% for the Planet non-profit partner. Over 1200 companies are giving 1% of their profits to organizations in the network that are committed to creating a healthy planet.  Learn more at


Get GRN News in Our RSS Feed

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Planned Giving for Georgia's Rivers

IMG_2515smallDid you know you can make a significant gift without reaching for your checkbook?

How you ask? By including Georgia River Network in you will.  Think this is difficult?  It is not.  All you have to do is insert this simple paragraph in your will:  "I give, devise, and bequeath [$] or [%] of my Residual Estate to Georgia River Network tax id #58-2404112. Georgia River Network may be contacted in care of GRN, 126 S. Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605, 706-549-4508" OR "I give and devise to Georgia River Network, Inc., a Georgia 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, (Tax ID 58-2404112), located at 126 S. Milledge Ave., Athens, GA, 30605, all (or state a dollar amount or a percentage) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, to be used for its general support (or for the support of a specific fund or program)."

It is quick and easy and makes a huge difference!  Once you have done this, let us know so we can say thank you!

Georgia River Network
126 South Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605
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