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Jen, Brian, Deb

Please join us on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22 for a celebration
to honor Deborah Sheppard, ARK’s outgoing Executive Director
and to welcome aboard new CEO/Riverkeeper, Brian Lucy, and Coastkeeper, Jen Hilburn.
Darien Waterfront Wine on 107 Broad St. at 4:00

Brian & Jen

Altamaha Riverkeeper Welcomes
Brian and Jen

Resolutions Request Rayonier to Improve Discharge

Butler Island Plantation

Join the Altamaha Riverkeeper for a Paddle Where the River Meets the Sea  

Saturday May 17 at Noon
More details >>

Georgia Water Coalition names 2013 "Dirty Dozen"

Georgia's Dirty Dozen (full report pdf)
Press Release
Rayonier Discharge from the air and water—November 2013


TAKE ACTION TODAY - Hog CAFO Rollback Threatens Communities, Rivers and Property Rights >>


July 2013 Newsletter >>


Energy and Water in Georgia: ARK launches new website feature >>

See our just released video, “A River’s Story: Reclaiming the Altamaha.

It tells the story of pollution of Georgia’s largest river system by Rayonier in Jesup.

Please help us convince Rayonier to clean up its discharge by posting this video and sharing with friends.

Help Support ARK’s work with a donation today.

Help clean up Rayonier's pollution

Blue Crab

See the amazing process of blue crab molting and mating in this time lapsed video >>




Altamaha Riverkeeper Sues Rayonier for Violations of Clean Water Act >>

Save the Spit

See how you can help.

ARK Gives Rayonier Notice of its Intent to Sue under the Clean Water Act >>>

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Altamaha Riverkeeper to Sue Rayonier for Clean Water Violations
Dark Plume on Water Stretches Miles, Prompts Legal Action

Georgia Water Coalition names 2013 "Dirty Dozen"

“A Riverís Story: Reclaiming the Altamaha”

Rayonier named to Georgia Coalition 2012 Dirty Dozen list

Help ARK, watch the video now, and share with your friends on facebook, websites and more. Take action by rolling over the video for tools to share and create awareness that will stop this pollution of Georgia's greatest river.

More background on Rayonier pollution problem.

Rayonier Applies for Renewal of Waste Water Discharge Permit

On July 13, 2012 Rayonier submitted an updated application for renewal of its permit to discharge 60 million gallons per day of waste water into the Altamaha River below Jesup. As shown here Rayonier's pollution takes over the Altamaha and changes its waters from magnificent, inviting and clear flowing to pollution laden, foul smelling and disgusting. It does not have to be this way.

State water quality regulations state that all waters shall be free from material related to municipal, industrial or other discharges which produce turbidity, color, odor or other objectionable conditions which interfere with legitimate water uses. ARK needs your help to stop Rayonier's pollution and take back the Altamaha below Jesup for everyone.

There are many ways to get involved.

Please help us match a generous $35,000 donation of Rayonier stock to clean up Rayonier's pollution. Your tax-deductible donation to ARK's Rayonier fund will support our work to strengthen the new discharge permit and clean up the Altamaha below Jesup.

Help clean up Rayonier's pollution


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