Georgia Conservancy collection

Georgia Conservancy collection

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia Conservancy.
Title: Georgia Conservancy collection
Dates: 1996-2000
Quantity: 0.4 Linear feet (1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms3110

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded in 1967 at Sweetwater Creek State Park by a group of concerned citizens, the Georgia Conservancy collaborates, advocates and educates to protect Georgia's natural environment. Through its focus on clean air and water, land conservation, coastal protection, growth management and education, the Georgia Conservancy works to develop solutions to protect Georgias environment and promote the stewardship of the state's vital natural resources. Called "the state's most influential environmental organization" by Georgia Trend magazine, the Georgia Conservancy, a statewide, nonprofit organization, serves as an advocate for clean air and water through programs such as Mothers & Others for Clean Air and as a founding member of the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC). The Georgia Conservancy, through its work with GWC, was active in the development of a statewide water management plan to ensure Georgias waters remain clean, abundant and available for all Georgians. Today, the water program continues as the Georgia Conservancy works to influence and track the state's water conservation implementation plan as part of the statewide water plan, which passed by the state legislature in 2008. Georgia Conservancy website - About Us (Retrieved October 6, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of printed material from the Georgia Conservancy including publications, annual reports, and 1998 conference information. Also included is the Senate count before the Georgia Water Bill of Rights vote.

Index Terms

Annual reports.
Georgia Conservancy. -- History
Sediment control--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Stream conservation--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Watershed management--Law and legislation--Georgia.
Wetland conservation--Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Georgia Conservancy collection, MS 3110. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Related Material

Related materials available in the following collections of this repository: Altamaha Riverkeeper collection; Georgia Water Management Campaign collection; Georgia Water Bill of Rights 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 - Georgia's Wetlands
2Printed Material - Making Waves
3Printed Material - Water Where We Live, Work and Play
4Printed Material - Georgia News - Annual Report, Fall 2000
5Printed Material - Georgia Conservancy - Annual Report, 1996
6Printed Material - Smart Growth Conference - September 11-12, 1998 in Atlanta, GA
7Printed Material - Panorama September-October 2000
8Printed Material - Print-out from Savannah Morning News, Statewide Issues Not Easy to Handle, undated and incomplete
9Senate Count before Georgia Water Bill of Rights Vote
10Printed Material - Rights in Groundwater at Common Law