Tri-State Stakeholders Finalize Plan
On May 13, the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders (ACFS) approved a Sustainable Water Management Plan to promote equitable water management in the Apalachicola, Chattahoochee and Flint River Basin.
For more than twenty years, CRK has been a key stakeholder in the water conflict between Georgia, Alabama, and Florida and an active member of ACFS since its incorporation in 2009. The stakeholder plan offers an adaptive framework for managing our lakes and rivers that aims to support aquatic life, maintain water quality, and improve recreation while still meeting consumptive needs.
While this plan is an important first step in resolving this conflict, there is still much work to do. CRK is committed to seeing this plan implemented and improved as we learn more through adaptive management. Click here to learn more
Wild and Scenic Film Festival May 30
These extraordinary films document local, national, and global environmental issues. You’ll be entertained, informed, and inspired to make a positive difference for our planet and future generations who will depend on the resources and environmental legacy we leave behind.
Click here to buy tickets and learn more about the films
Gainesville Poultry Plants Pollute Lake Lanier Tributary
Each day in Gainesville, often called the “Chicken Capital of the World,” approximately 8 million pounds of chicken are prepared by chicken processing plants and sent to market. Many of these processing facilities are situated along Flat Creek, a Lake Lanier tributary that has been polluted for decades as untreated stormwater flows off their sites and into the creek. As a major tributary to the lake, the source of drinking water for 4 million Georgians and a recreation site for 7.5 million annually, this pollution poses an urgent public health threat.
Recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) site inspections revealed numerous violations of the Clean Water Act. Find out more about the reports and learn how this issue has come to light or click here to read the AJC’s investigative report on this issue. We also ask that you take action to ensure that the responsible parties clean up their act and pay for the damage that has been done to Flat Creek and Lake Lanier. Contact EPA’s Water Protection Division director, Jim Giattina to urge the EPA to follow through with enforcement action. Let’s take action and work to deter other corporations across Georgia from putting profits before our health and our local economy.