|Creator:||Altamaha Riverkeeper (Organization).|
|Title:||Altamaha Riverkeeper collection|
|Quantity:||0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)|
The Altamaha Riverkeeper is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, defense and restoration of Georgia's biggest river---the Altamaha--- including its tributaries the Ocmulgee, the Oconee and the Ohoopee. James Holland, a retired waterman, is the Riverkeeper and founder. The Altamaha Riverkeeper aggressively monitors pollution and polluters throughout the watershed through a program of water sampling and analysis. We also monitor land-based activities that impact the health of the river including forestry and agriculture practices, wetlands destruction and development. In addition to the watershed-monitoring program, the Altamaha Riverkeeper responds to citizen complaints about pollution. We identify locations where chemical and biological pollutants are discharged into waterways. Through water testing and site inspection, we determine whether these problems are in violation of state, local or federal law. Our first step in all these efforts is to alert authorities to the problem and work with them to reduce or eliminate the problem. In cases where the regulatory agencies refuse to act, we will take action to rally public support and if necessary, resort to legal action. Altamaha Riverkeeper website - About us http://www.altamahariverkeeper.org/aboutus/aboutus.asp (Retrieved October 6, 2009)
The collection consists of Altamaha Riverkeeper newsletters, 1999-2001, A Strategic Plan for McIntosh County (publication), and a canvas tote bag with Altamaha Riverkeeper logo.
Forms part of the Stephen Elliot Draper Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law, & Policy.
Altamaha Riverkeeper collection, MS 3107. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Georgia Water Management Campaign collection; Georgia Water Bill of Rights collection; Georgia Conservancy collection; James E. Kundell papers; Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper collection; Elizabeth Reid Blood papers; Georgia Wildlife Federation collection; Ronald G. Cummings papers; Kathryn J. Hatcher collection.