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Confluence Newsletter
October 2015
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Hidden Gems Paddle on the Ochlockonee
Donate Cars to Protect Rivers

Chattahoochee River User's Guide Available!
Sign Up for Protect Georgia Action Alerts
Wish List
1% for the Planet
Get GRN News in our RSS Feed


Hidden Gems Paddle on the Ochlockonee

Save the date for our last excursion of 2015 to rediscover some of the hidden gems on Georgia’s waterways. This one-day river trip includes lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from natural history and water quality testing to cultural history and river cleanups. Learn more by clicking here.

Nov 14: Ochlockonee River – Tea-Stained Waters, Cypress Knees & Rich Wildlife Diversity - Discover this majestic river in the Red Hills of Southwest Georgia. Register today!


Donate Cars to Protect Rivers

Donate a vehicle to GRN and help save our rivers!

Turn your car, truck, RV, or boat into protection for Georgia’s rivers. Donating is quick, easy, and secure.  We accept any vehicle - running or not - including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, ATVs, motorcycles, waverunners, and more. We work with our colleagues at Charitable Auto Resources to ensure that your donation delivers the highest possible revenue to Georgia River Network and that your experience is convenient and efficient.

Your vehicle is towed free of charge and the donation is eligible for a tax deduction.

Contact Davin Welter, GRN’s Development Director, at davin@garivers.org or 706-548-4508 if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity or for more information about the vehicle donation program.


Chattahoochee River User's Guide Available

coverimageThe Chattahoochee River User’s Guide, the latest in a series of river guides from Georgia River Network and the University of Georgia Press, traces the 430-mile course of the Hooch from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River where they form the Apalachicola River. The Georgia River Network guides provide many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life these rivers’ cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways. Click here to purchase and learn more.


Sign Up for Protect Georgia Action Alerts!

GRN members can stay up-to-date on issues affecting clean water, the health of our rivers and Georgia’s vital natural resources by signing-up for Protect Georgia action alerts.

Membership in Protect Georgia—formerly known as the Georgia Environmental Action Network (GEAN)—is free and allows you to easily contact your senator, representative or other decision maker via e-mail when an important decision is pending or a vote is scheduled.

GRN, working alongside our Georgia Water Coalition partners, advocates for protection of valuable coastal and wetland buffers, the underground supply of well water which provides drinking water for many Georgians, and healthy stream flows from the mountains to the sea.

Please sign up here: http://www.protectgeorgia.org/georgia-river-network---sign-up-form.html


Wish List

GRN is looking for the following new or gently used items for our office: a picnic table or concrete outdoor patio set, a vacuum cleaner, rolls of Forever stamps, gently used (or new!) well-functioning laptop, canoes and kayaks (sit on top kayaks, recreation kayaks, tandem kayaks, and canoes - in good shape), a conference table, a paper folding machine, and a covered trailer. Email info@garivers.org or call 706-549-4508 if you would like to donate any of these items.


1% For the Planet Partner

Georgia 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 www.onepercentfortheplanet.org


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