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Georgia River Network announces grant recipients

Two area Riverkeeper organizations have earn grants

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POSTED: February 13, 2008 5:02 a.m.
Altamaha Riverkeeper in Darien will receive $10,000 to create greater interest in citizen-monitoring to prevent sediment from entering the salt marsh and damaging the ecological function of the marsh and to secure regulatory action from the responsible regulatory agency.
Ogeechee Canoochee Riverkeeper in Statesboro will get $10,000 to bring citizens together to protect the river's waters by recruiting and engaging volunteers, educating the public about nonpoint source pollution issues from construction, providing information to builders and contractors about preventing pollution and measure the responsiveness of local, federal, and state government to citizen complaints.
The grant program supports projects that are designed to address water quality degradation from non-point source pollution. Thanks to funding from the Turner Foundation, the network was able to pass on $80,000 to grassroots groups protecting Georgia's rivers.
April Ingle, Georgia River Network executive director, said, "It's great to be able to support the efforts of organizations who work tirelessly to protect Georgia's waterways."
The network is working to ensure a clean water legacy by engaging and empowering Georgians to protect and restore our rivers from the mountains to the coast. Visit www.garivers.org for more information.
 

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