NEWS

Resistance to Drilling off Georgia Coast Grows

Resistance is growing against the Trump administration’s enthusiasm for oil and gas exploration off the Georgia coast. Although both Georgia senators and coastal Congressman Buddy Carter have so far supported the initiative, a growing number of businesses are registering their objections. Please see these stories to learn more and see how you can help. https://www.southernenvironment.org/cases-and-projects/offshore-oil-drilling […]


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Sunset cruise coming up soon – Oct. 26

     Join Riverkeeper Jen Hilburn for a leisurely ride up the Altamaha River as the sun sets. We supply the drinks and appetizers. We stop for dinner (on your own) at Mudcat Charlie’s and then come back to Hampton Marina as the full moon rises. A perfect evening on a beautiful river.  We had […]


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Newly Released EPA Memo Prompts Call for EPD Action on Rayonier

JESUP, Ga. – Based on a newly obtained assessment by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), The Altamaha Riverkeeper  is calling on Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division (EPD) to withdraw the wastewater discharge permit given to Rayonier Advanced Materials for its pulp plant here. The EPA memo, released under the Freedom of Information Act, concludes that “the […]


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Town Hall Meeting – Plant Branch Coal Ash Concerns, June 24

There will be a town hall meeting to discuss the dewatering (or draining) of coal ash waste ponds at Plant Branch in Milledgeville hosted by Representative Rick Williams on June 24. The town hall meeting is scheduled for 10 am to noon at  Victory Baptist Church, 640 Meriweather Road, Milledgeville.  Coal ash is the waste […]


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: We are looking for a Communications Director

If you are energetic, enjoy our beautiful waterways, like working with a great group of people, are willing to travel around the watershed and have strong communications skills (press releases, grants writing, events planning, website management), please check out this job posting and get in touch with us.   Job Listing: Communications Director Altamaha Riverkeeper […]


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Altamaha Riverkeeper to Pursue Rayonier Case in Georgia State Court of Appeals

Last week, the Georgia State Court of Appeals approved the Altamaha Riverkeeper’s application for discretionary appeal of the the Wayne County Superior Court’s unfavorable decision to not move forward with litigation aimed to force the Rayonier pulp mill in Jesup to ultimately clean up discharge being pumped into the Altamaha River. This is just one small step […]


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Altamaha Riverkeeper Joins With Partners To Launch the Georgia Coast Collaborative

With the historic and natural backdrop of Ebenezer Creek watershed, twelve organizations came together on Monday, May 8, 2017 to launch the Georgia Coast Collaborative (GCC) – a unique initiative to celebrate the unique resource that is coastal Georgia. The Georgia Coast Collaborative represents an unprecedented effort to unite residents around a common vision and goals […]


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Comments Regarding Proposed Rules on Docks

Please review the linked document for comments from the Southern Environmental Law Center regarding proposed new DNR rules regarding private recreational docks. comments-re-proposed-rules-governing-docks-2016-11-07-1


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Rayonier AM’s Permit to Dump Wastewater into Altamaha Nullified

An Atlanta judge has sided with environmental groups in ruling that a huge pulp mill in Southeast Georgia discharges too much pollution into the Altamaha River, known fondly as “the Little Amazon.” Administrative law judge Kimberly Schroer  nullified, in essence, a wastewater permit allowing the Rayonier Advanced Materials mill in Jesup to dump millions of gallons […]


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Judge Approves Sea Island’s Proposed Groin…but that’s not the end.

By Jen Hilburn Altamaha Riverkeeper Georgia’s coast, its communities and its wildlife, suffered a blow recently when a judge decided to allow Sea Island to move forward with developing the groin along the spit. We all benefit from the protection of our coastline from encroaching development that lacks the foresight of following the rules that guide those […]


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