The Georgia Water Coalition’s 3rd annual Clean 13 report highlights work to protect Georgia’s water accomplished by state and local governments, businesses, industries, non-profit organizations and individuals.
From innovative efforts to stem stormwater pollution at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to Amerson River Park in Macon-Bibb County that is reconnecting a community with the Ocmulgee River, the Clean 13 recognizes work from across the state that is leading to cleaner rivers, stronger communities and a more sustainable future for Georgians.
You can read the full report by clicking here.
Those recognized in the Clean 13 report will be honored at the Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 Celebration set for March 12, 2020 at Mason Fine Art Center in Atlanta. Tickets and more details are available on the Georgia Water Coalition website.
This year’s Clean Water Heroes are:
Amerson River Park: Macon-Bibb County connects residents and visitors to Ocmulgee River.
Rep. Debbie Buckner: Veteran lawmaker defends Georgia’s water.
Flint River Soil & Water Conservation District: Locals work to implement water conservation measures at Southwest Georgia farms.
Fulton County: County Commission takes stand to reduce plastic waste at county facilities.
Georgia Association of Water Professionals: Group educates water utility professionals on stormwater, green infrastructure.
Georgia ForestWatch: Non-profit protects national forests, the birthplace of Georgia’s drinking water sources.
Gwinnett County Department of Water Resources: Water utility leads the way in wastewater treatment innovations.
The Len Foote Hike Inn: Mountain-top lodge spreads message of sustainability.
Mercedes-Benz Stadium: Premiere sports facility serves as model for water, energy efficiency and stormwater management.
Terrapin Beer Company: Athens brewery sets high bar for water conservation and waste management among micro breweries.
Truck Carlson: Marine veteran engages fellow vets in protecting Savannah River.
Upper Flint River Working Group: Diverse stakeholders aim to restore flows on the Flint.
Georgia Wildlife Federation is a founding member of the Georgia Water Coalition and houses the GWC Director of Operation position.