The ACF Stakeholders was recently recognized by a Georgia water protection group for its efforts at ending the tri-state water war.
The recognition came during the Georgia Water Coalition's Clean 13 celebration, which singled out 13 organizations and individuals as "water heroes."
All the honorees were cited for having made "significant efforts" to protect Georgia’s water.
“Since the passage of the Clean Water Act in 1972, we’ve seen Georgia’s waterways become cleaner and healthier, but there’s still much that needs to be done,” said Gil Rogers, director of the Georgia office of the Southern Environmental Law Center, who served as the emcee for the event “Those recognized in our Clean 13 report are setting new standards to protect, preserve and restore Georgia’s rivers, lakes, streams and coastal waters. Its partners like these that are putting to work the ideas and policies that the Water Coalition and its members promote year round.”
Those honored at the event included the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders; the cities of Augusta, Savannah and Columbia County; Clayton County Water Authority; Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority; Glynn Environmental Coalition; Interface; Dr. Jenna Jambeck of the University of Georgia; Rep. Jon Burns; Lodge on Little St. Simons Island; Riverview Farms; Southwire; C.M. Stripling Irrigation Research Park; and the University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources.
The event generated more than $40,000 for Georgia Water Coalition water protection efforts.
The Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint Stakeholders received a nod from the GWC for producing a sustainable water management plan for the river basins that provides a road map for resolving the nearly three-decade-old water dispute involving Georgia, Alabama and Florida.
You can read more about the work of the ACF Stakeholders and the other honorees by clicking here.