Protecting North America's Most Biologically Unique River Basin Since 1992
Annual Membership Meeting on Jan. 27 to Feature "DamNation" Documentary Film
Join fellow CRBI members for our annual Membership Meeting Jan. 27 at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. The meeting will feature an exclusive screening of the documentary film, will feature a screening of the documentary film, "DamNation," which examines the impacts of our country's thousands of dams that block rivers and streams and documents the growing movement to remove obsolete dams and restore free-flowing rivers. The event will also include our annual report, election of new board officers and recognition of volunteers and supporters. Learn more and get directions to Geogia Northwestern Technical College on CRBI's Calendar of Events.
Attend Capitol Conservation Day in Atlanta Feb. 18
Join dozens of other conservationists Wednesday, Feb. 18, as we visit the State Capitol in Atlanta to talk with legislators about issues impacting our states rivers and streams. The day begins with a complimentary breakfast and orientation session followed by a visit to the Capitol where we will meet and talk with local legislators about protections for our state's marshes and our drinking water stored in underground aquifers. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for the future of Georgia's water. We'll even visit the "two-headed calf" in the Capitol Museum. Get more detail at the CRBI Calendar of Events. Read about CRBI and the Georgia Water Coalition's legislative priorities.
Mainstream Newsletter Now Online
CRBI's latest newsletter is now online! READ IT NOW! The last 2014 newsletter highlights the Coosa's inclusion on the Georgia Water Coalition Dirty Dozen list, the state of Georgia's lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding more water from Lake Allatoona and the upcoming CRBI Green Gala event at Barnsley Gardens Resort. READ THE FULL 8-PAGE NEWSLETTER HERE.
Coosa River on Dirty Dozen List
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Oostanaula Float Celebrates Swimmable Water
More than 50 people joined CRBI for the inaugural Swimmable Waters Action Day on the Oostanaula River, swimming, tubing and floating a mile and a half from Ridge Ferry Park through downtown Rome to Heritage Park. The event was part of an international celebration of clean water organized by the Waterkeeper Alliance, of which CRBI is a member as the Upper Coosa Riverkeeper. View the video below to see what you missed July 27 and then go GET ON YOUR RIVER!
CRBI offers recommendations for making Rome a water-saving community
A CRBI report examining the City of Rome's water use and water conservation and efficiency program shows how the city could reduce water demand by 28 percent by implementing several common sense water efficiency practices. From fixing leaks to pricing water right, much can be done to improve the efficiency of the city's water distribution system AND help protect the Coosa River and downstream communities. While many of these water efficiency practices are mandatory in the metro Atlanta area, other communities around Georgia may soon be required to implement similar practices. READ THE FULL REPORT ONLINE
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2o Years of Protecting the Coosa Video
In January 1993, a cadre of concerned citizens started a revolution for clean water in Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama. This video tells their story. Today, CRBI is considered on of Georgia's oldest watershed protection organizations.