Altamaha Riverkeeper collection

Altamaha Riverkeeper collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Altamaha Riverkeeper (Organization).
Title: Altamaha Riverkeeper collection
Dates: 1999-2001
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3107

Biographical/Historical Note

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 (Retrieved October 6, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Altamaha River (Ga.)
Natural resources conservation areas--Georgia.
Stream conservation--Georgia.
Stream conservation--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Tote bags.
Watershed management--Georgia.
Watershed management--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Wetland conservation--Georgia.

General Notes

Forms part of the Stephen Elliot Draper Archives for the Waters of Georgia in History, Law, & Policy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Altamaha Riverkeeper collection, MS 3107. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

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.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Printed Material - Altamaha Riverkeeper Newsletter, 1999 - 2001
2Printed Material - A Strategic Plan for McIntosh County
3Canvas Tote Bag with Altamaha Riverkeeper Logo