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Confluence Newsletter
May 2010
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In This Issue


Legislative Session Water Round-Up
Paddle Georgia 2010 Is Sold Out!
Governors Candidate Forum on Water
Upcoming Events and Conferences
Join Gean

Become A River Partner



Legislative Session Water Round-Up

The 2010 Legislative Session, the longest in modern times, ended at midnight Thursday,  April 29. The session saw successes on a number of our priorities and a few setbacks to the clean water protections we fight to protect. Click here to read a round-up of the 2010 Legislative Session.


Paddle Georgia 2010 is Sold Out!

Paddle Georgia 2010 will be on the Broad and Savannah rivers June 19-June 25, 2010. To be added to the Paddle Georgia Information list for 2011, click here.
Paddle Georgia features:
  • Daily paddle trips averaging 12 miles
  • Nightly camping with meals, games, entertainment and educational programs
  • Tours of industrial facilities, historic sites and more
  • Scientific research including chemical and biological water monitoring
  • Companionship and camaraderie with hundreds of fellow paddlers
  • Fundraiser for Georgia River Network, Broad River Watershed Association and Savannah Riverkeeper

PG 2010 Itinerary
Day 1: Wildcat Bridge Bump  U.S. 29 to Ga. 172    13 miles
Day 2:  Madison County Contra Ga. 172 to Ga. 72   9 miles
Day 3: South Fork Fandango Ga. 72 to Ga. 77   12 miles
Day 4: Anthony Shoals Shuffle Ga. 77 to Clarks Hill Lake  18 miles
Day 5: Reservoir Reel  Clarks Hill Lake   7 miles
Day 6:  Dam to Dam Do-Si-Do Clarks Hill Dam to Augusta Canal 14 miles
Day 7: Savannah Rapids Romp Augusta Canal to Augusta  9 miles

Read about Joe's scouting trips at http://garivernetwork.wordpress.com/.
To learn more, visit http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/pghome.html.


Presenting Sponsor - Georgia Power

River Runner Sponsors  - Hennessey Land Rover

River Rapids Sponsors - Inkhead Promotional Products, International Paper, REM, CYA Agency Inc., Mohawk, Patagonia, Kettle Foods, Outside World

Contributing Sponsors - Burt's Bees, Cafe Campesino, China Clay Producers, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nature Valley, Oglethorpe Power, Peachtree Rainwater, REI, Sahale Snacks, Stream Techs 

In Kind Sponsors: Bending Branches, Current Designs, Menasha Ridge Press,Subway, We-no-nah

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Mark Your Calendars: Gov. Candidate Forum on Water


June 24, 2010, 7:00pm
Evans, Georgia, Savannah Rapids Pavilion
The Georgia Water Coalition and Paddle Georgia will host a Gubernatorial Candidate Forum at the Savannah Rapids Pavilion in Columbia County near Augusta, during the Paddle Georgia 2010 trip. The Augusta Chronicle’s Outdoors Editor Rob Pavey will serve as moderator.



 
Upcoming Events and Conferences

Click here to view the full calendar. 
Highlighted:

Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper River Revival on May 13
http://www.chattahoochee.org/river-revival.php 
 

ACF Water Summit at Bainbridge College June 1-3
http://www.jonesctr.org/temp/acfconference2010/index.html


Join the Join the Georgia Environmental Action Network or GEAN 

GEAN is an on-line system that periodically provides you with information on the most important environmental issues and gives you the choice to take action and let decision makers know your views. The GEAN system automatically matches you to your elected officials, includes your contact information and delivers letters – all with one mouse click. Go to www.protectgeorgia.net and click “sign up”. When signing up, don’t forget to indicate that you are a member of Georgia River Network.


Become a Partner for Georgia's Rivers

Our Partners join together to make monthly contributions to support Georgia River Network’s programs. With your monthly support we can invest more of our resources where they bring the highest returns for future generations. Start your monthly gift today.

As a Partner for Georgia's Rivers…
• You strengthen Georgia River Network with your steady, reliable support.
• You and GRN use less paper.
• You decide how much to give.
• You save time and trouble—no need to write checks.
• You receive special updates on our work.
• You have direct contact with GRN staff.
• You decide when to raise, lower or stop your gifts.



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