NEWS

Help ARK fight Rayonier Pollution of the Altamaha

Rayonier Advanced Materials continues to draw up to 78 million gallons of our aquifer water and pump 60 million gallons of pollution into our Altamaha River DAILY! EPD’s new permit allows this to continue, virtually unchecked. We are appealing the new permit in court in Brunswick June 8-10th. We need to see your support there […]


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Sea Island Spit Challenge Goes to Court May 9

Those opposed to the proposed rock groin encouraged to attend. The Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) and Surfrider Foundation will have an opportunity to argue their case in court against the rock groin proposed for the Sea Island spit on Monday, May 9. The hearing, beginning at 9 a.m. at the municipal courthouse at 1229 Newcastle Street […]


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Petition Urges Obama to Halt All New Offshore Fossil Fuel Leases

More Than 45 Organizations Back Historic Legal Petition That Takes Aim at Ocean-drilling Damage to Climate, Wildlife, Communities WASHINGTON— More than 45 climate, conservation, indigenous and coastal organizations representing the major coastal regions of the United States filed a legal petition today calling on President Obama to align U.S. energy policy with his climate goals […]


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Groups urge EPD to keep toxic heavy metals out of Georgia’s water

Expired permits leave water sources vulnerable to toxins, pollutants   ATLANTA, GA—The Sierra Club and its allies are calling on state regulators to protect Georgia’s drinking water and rivers from mercury, arsenic, and other dangerous pollutants by updating and enforcing expired permits on all six of the state’s coal-fired power plants.[1] Twelve groups have sent […]


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Palmetto Pipeline Stopped in its Tracks

  March 30, 2016 – Augusta, GA – Kinder Morgan announced it was stopping work on its proposed Palmetto Pipeline project after encountering major resistance from landowners, citizens and a coalition of environmental groups and other organizations in three states. The decision to stop work on the Palmetto Pipeline was posted on both Kinder Morgan’s […]


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Some Wins to Celebrate and our Special Thanks to ARK Members

By Jen Hilburn – Riverkeeper The beginning of 2016 finds brings us several items to celebrate: 1. Working with partners and communities throughout the Southeast coast, the Bureau of Ocean Energies Management has excluded Georgia among other SE states from offshore oil exploration in its newly released 5-year plan. While we may fight again in […]


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Critical Habitat – Longe-Billed Curlew

By Tim Keyes, Georgia DNR WRD non-game biologist The Altamaha River Delta hosts one of the largest group of wintering Longe-billed Curlew on the Atlantic Coast. While this is only around 12-15 birds, this still ranks high for the largest shorebird species in North America. While the vast majority of curlew winter in Mexico, it […]


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Stop the Sea Island Groin

 Georgia’s Shore Protection Committee voted in favor of Sea Island’s proposal to build a groin (jetty) to protect 7 undeveloped lots slated for development. We are fighting back. Our case, represented by GreenLaw, will be heard May 9-13th at the Brunswick Municipal Court, 1229 Newcastle Street, 2nd Floor. Please consider attending and showing your support […]


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East Georgia State College & Altamaha Riverkeeper Alliance

EGSC & Riverkeeper have formed a training alliance to create an ‘outdoor classroom’ on the Ohoopee River, one of the tributaries of the Altamaha River. This is an exciting opportunity for students to learn more about water issues, as well as the amazing Ohoopee river, in their own back yard. “East Georgia State College is […]


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Riverkeeper Raises Coal Ash Concerns at Lake Sinclair

Member Alert for Community Near the Harlee Branch Coal Plant on Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, GA 1/5/2016–The Altamaha River watershed received massive flooding over the holidays, swelling rivers and lakes. Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) regularly monitors the waters throughout the watershed, including the Lakes, in particular Lake Sinclair. ARK was concerned about the coal ash ponds at […]


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