Flint Riverkeeper

Flint Riverkeeper The mission of Flint Riverkeeper is to restore and preserve the habitat, water-quality, and flow of the Flint River for the benefit of current and future generations and dependent wildlife.

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FOR THE FLINT is Friday! Our annual gala is just a few days away and we are very excited to see you.-Steak and shrimp, O...
10/19/2021

FOR THE FLINT is Friday! Our annual gala is just a few days away and we are very excited to see you.
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Steak and shrimp, OPEN BAR, auction, raffle, and great company…what more could you ask for? How about live music? Gypsy Magnolia has that covered!
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Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-flint-fall-gala-and-auction-tickets-166546147009?aff=ebdssbeac

FOR THE FLINT is Friday! Our annual gala is just a few days away and we are very excited to see you.
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Steak and shrimp, OPEN BAR, auction, raffle, and great company…what more could you ask for? How about live music? Gypsy Magnolia has that covered!
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Tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-flint-fall-gala-and-auction-tickets-166546147009?aff=ebdssbeac

NEXT FRIDAY! Have you RSVP’d yet? Follow the link to get your tickets or email Henry (henry@flintriverkeeper.org) to hav...
10/13/2021

NEXT FRIDAY! Have you RSVP’d yet? Follow the link to get your tickets or email Henry ([email protected]) to have your name added to the list for paying at the event. We are very excited to see everyone!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-flint-fall-gala-and-auction-tickets-166546147009?aff=ebdssbeac

NEXT FRIDAY! Have you RSVP’d yet? Follow the link to get your tickets or email Henry ([email protected]) to have your name added to the list for paying at the event. We are very excited to see everyone!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/for-the-flint-fall-gala-and-auction-tickets-166546147009?aff=ebdssbeac

Thank you Sierra Club for asking us to be part of your hike at Sprewell Bluff Park! The Lagrange Chapter of Sierra Club ...
10/12/2021

Thank you Sierra Club for asking us to be part of your hike at Sprewell Bluff Park! The Lagrange Chapter of Sierra Club plans an outing each month and the diverse backgrounds, expertise, and passions of the group make it a great experience. Is your group active in the watershed? Flint Riverkeeper staff are happy to join your outing to share our mission and love of the watershed. Email [email protected] to schedule!
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The Apalachee, Oconee, plus the many tribes of the Creek Nation (Mvskoke Etvlwv) all resided within the Flint River wate...
10/11/2021

The Apalachee, Oconee, plus the many tribes of the Creek Nation (Mvskoke Etvlwv) all resided within the Flint River watershed at various places during various times, and utilized the river as an aid to navigation, travel, and procuring food. Evidence of indigenous peoples living in the watershed still remains in the forms of fish weirs, landscape alterations, and artifacts such as pottery, fire cracked rock, and projectile points. The word “thronateeska” roughly translates into “flint picking up place” and was the Creek name for the Flint River. The Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany works to promote the study of the indigenous communities of the area and is just around the corner from Flint Riverkeeper’s Albany office.
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The Apalachee, Oconee, plus the many tribes of the Creek Nation (Mvskoke Etvlwv) all resided within the Flint River watershed at various places during various times, and utilized the river as an aid to navigation, travel, and procuring food. Evidence of indigenous peoples living in the watershed still remains in the forms of fish weirs, landscape alterations, and artifacts such as pottery, fire cracked rock, and projectile points. The word “thronateeska” roughly translates into “flint picking up place” and was the Creek name for the Flint River. The Thronateeska Heritage Center in Albany works to promote the study of the indigenous communities of the area and is just around the corner from Flint Riverkeeper’s Albany office.
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Coal ash remains a major component of our work to protect the river and the citizens of the watershed. -There’s more goi...
10/07/2021

Coal ash remains a major component of our work to protect the river and the citizens of the watershed.
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There’s more going on here than we can share in a caption so look to tomorrow’s newsletter for a full update from Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers.
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Coal ash remains a major component of our work to protect the river and the citizens of the watershed.
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There’s more going on here than we can share in a caption so look to tomorrow’s newsletter for a full update from Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

Thank you Patagonia Atlanta for donating to our annual gala and auction on October 22! These items, along with many othe...
10/07/2021

Thank you Patagonia Atlanta for donating to our annual gala and auction on October 22! These items, along with many others, will be available in the silent auction portion of the event. To contribute a rare, unique, vintage, or otherwise valuable item to our auction send us a message!
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Thank you Patagonia Atlanta for donating to our annual gala and auction on October 22! These items, along with many others, will be available in the silent auction portion of the event. To contribute a rare, unique, vintage, or otherwise valuable item to our auction send us a message!
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Thank you everyone who attended Saturday’s cleanups on the lower Flint! They were highly successful in removing trash an...
10/05/2021

Thank you everyone who attended Saturday’s cleanups on the lower Flint! They were highly successful in removing trash and debris from the watershed and your hard work is greatly appreciated. To stay up to date on cleanup opportunities, follow us on Facebook and Instagram and subscribe to our weekly newsletter.
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Do you keep a trash bag(s) in your paddling gear? We would really appreciate it if you did! Always having a trash bag fo...
09/28/2021

Do you keep a trash bag(s) in your paddling gear? We would really appreciate it if you did! Always having a trash bag folded up in your paddling gear makes it easy to pick up any trash you might encounter while enjoying the Flint River. It makes a significant difference when everyone pitches in to help keep our river wild and clean!
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Do you keep a trash bag(s) in your paddling gear? We would really appreciate it if you did! Always having a trash bag folded up in your paddling gear makes it easy to pick up any trash you might encounter while enjoying the Flint River. It makes a significant difference when everyone pitches in to help keep our river wild and clean!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

As the weather cools a bit and more paddlers return to the river for sunny days without the oppressive heat of summer, d...
09/27/2021

As the weather cools a bit and more paddlers return to the river for sunny days without the oppressive heat of summer, don’t forget your most important piece of gear! Wearing your PFD is essential to having a safe day on the water!
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Look for a vest designed specifically for paddlesports. It will be comfortable, lightweight, and slim. Not like the bulky and blocky vests usually found in the hatch of a power boat.
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As the weather cools a bit and more paddlers return to the river for sunny days without the oppressive heat of summer, don’t forget your most important piece of gear! Wearing your PFD is essential to having a safe day on the water!
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Look for a vest designed specifically for paddlesports. It will be comfortable, lightweight, and slim. Not like the bulky and blocky vests usually found in the hatch of a power boat.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg #kayakgeorgia

Albany and Columbus are two river cities with outdated sewer systems directly impacting Flint and Chattahoochee. Their a...
09/23/2021

Albany and Columbus are two river cities with outdated sewer systems directly impacting Flint and Chattahoochee. Their approaches to this problem could not be more different. See tomorrow's newsletter for the full write up on solving the combined sewer overflow problem in the ACF Basin.

Albany and Columbus are two river cities with outdated sewer systems directly impacting Flint and Chattahoochee. Their approaches to this problem could not be more different. See tomorrow's newsletter for the full write up on solving the combined sewer overflow problem in the ACF Basin.

South of the Fall Line large pieces of flint dot the riverbank, exposed by the river cutting through soil over time. Not...
09/21/2021

South of the Fall Line large pieces of flint dot the riverbank, exposed by the river cutting through soil over time. Not only is flint tough but it fractures into sharply edged pieces making it the perfect stone material for knife blades, projectile points, and other tools.
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The process of turning a piece of flint into a tool is known as “flintknapping” and it takes a skilled craftsman to end the process with a useable tool. Flint occurs around the globe and indigenous communities have relied on the material since the beginning of the Stone Age.

South of the Fall Line large pieces of flint dot the riverbank, exposed by the river cutting through soil over time. Not only is flint tough but it fractures into sharply edged pieces making it the perfect stone material for knife blades, projectile points, and other tools.
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The process of turning a piece of flint into a tool is known as “flintknapping” and it takes a skilled craftsman to end the process with a useable tool. Flint occurs around the globe and indigenous communities have relied on the material since the beginning of the Stone Age.

This documentary, based on the book by Kaye Lanning Minchew, will be shown on GPB TOMORROW at 7pm!-We’re told there’s a ...
09/20/2021

This documentary, based on the book by Kaye Lanning Minchew, will be shown on GPB TOMORROW at 7pm!
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We’re told there’s a good bit of information about the former President’s relationship with the Flint! We’re looking forward to tuning in.
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This documentary, based on the book by Kaye Lanning Minchew, will be shown on GPB TOMORROW at 7pm!
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We’re told there’s a good bit of information about the former President’s relationship with the Flint! We’re looking forward to tuning in.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

We had a GREAT cleanup last week with the team from Molson Coors Albany Brewery! We've been partners on this annual proj...
09/16/2021

We had a GREAT cleanup last week with the team from Molson Coors Albany Brewery! We've been partners on this annual project for 10 years and looking forward to another decade of removing trash together from the Flint. See the article: https://www.albanyherald.com/local/molson-coors-teams-with-flint-riverkeeper-for-brewery-s-our-imprint-month/article_14e00518-1491-11ec-8781-b76843bfe283.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

We had a GREAT cleanup last week with the team from Molson Coors Albany Brewery! We've been partners on this annual project for 10 years and looking forward to another decade of removing trash together from the Flint. See the article: https://www.albanyherald.com/local/molson-coors-teams-with-flint-riverkeeper-for-brewery-s-our-imprint-month/article_14e00518-1491-11ec-8781-b76843bfe283.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share

Our mailbox has been full of support for the Flint lately! Thank you to everyone who has renewed their expired/expiring ...
09/08/2021

Our mailbox has been full of support for the Flint lately! Thank you to everyone who has renewed their expired/expiring membership over the last two weeks!
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Membership dollars and small donations add up to a significant chunk of funds for our work on the Flint River! If you're not yet a member, or you need to renew an expired membership, you can do so here: https://flintriverkeeper.org/become-a-member/

Our mailbox has been full of support for the Flint lately! Thank you to everyone who has renewed their expired/expiring membership over the last two weeks!
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Membership dollars and small donations add up to a significant chunk of funds for our work on the Flint River! If you're not yet a member, or you need to renew an expired membership, you can do so here: https://flintriverkeeper.org/become-a-member/

How do you get 5 people, 4 boats, 7 coolers, and 2 dogs back to the put-in when you only have one car?-Figuring out the ...
09/08/2021

How do you get 5 people, 4 boats, 7 coolers, and 2 dogs back to the put-in when you only have one car?
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Figuring out the shuttle can be a real headache. Commercial shuttles like the one ran by Flint River Outdoor Center can be one solution. What are a few creative ways you’ve discovered to get everyone back?
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How do you get 5 people, 4 boats, 7 coolers, and 2 dogs back to the put-in when you only have one car?
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Figuring out the shuttle can be a real headache. Commercial shuttles like the one ran by Flint River Outdoor Center can be one solution. What are a few creative ways you’ve discovered to get everyone back?
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We’ve been getting to know the guys at @towerhousefarmbrewery over the last month and we’re excited to have them be a pa...
09/02/2021

We’ve been getting to know the guys at @towerhousefarmbrewery over the last month and we’re excited to have them be a part of our gala on October 22.
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Have you visited this unique brewery yet?!?
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Read about Towerhouse Farms in the Watershed Destinations section of tomorrow’s newsletter!
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Do you know @hanks_fish_art? Hank is not only one of our most enthusiastic supporters, he’s also a highly talented artis...
09/01/2021

Do you know @hanks_fish_art? Hank is not only one of our most enthusiastic supporters, he’s also a highly talented artist in many mediums! You can meet Hank at our Gala on October 22 where he’ll be doing a LIVE PAINTING for auction!
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Do you know @hanks_fish_art? Hank is not only one of our most enthusiastic supporters, he’s also a highly talented artist in many mediums! You can meet Hank at our Gala on October 22 where he’ll be doing a LIVE PAINTING for auction!
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Where is your local creek? and what's in the water? Join us at Clayton State University on Saturday, September 18th from...
08/30/2021

Where is your local creek? and what's in the water? Join us at Clayton State University on Saturday, September 18th from 9 to noon for some creek exploring and water sampling with experts and allies from all 3 Atlanta watersheds— Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Flint Riverkeeper, and South River Watershed Alliance. We are partnering with ECO-Action and Clayton State University to bring you this free, family event!

Registration is now open for our 2nd annual Southside River Rendezvous at: southsideriverrendezvous.eventbrite.com
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102 Pine Avenue
Albany, GA
31701

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Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 8am - 5pm
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday 8am - 5pm
Friday 8am - 5pm

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(229) 435-2241

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Ensuring Enough Clean Water in the Flint Watershed

The mission of Flint Riverkeeper® is to restore and preserve the habitat, water-quality, and flow of the Flint River for the benefit of current and future generations, and dependent wildlife. FRk is non-profit 501(c)3 corporation and a fully-licensed member of the Waterkeeper® Alliance, an active leader of the Georgia Water Coalition, a member of Georgia River Network, an EarthShare of Georgia member group, and maintains current Chamber of Commerce memberships in seven Flint River communities.

FRk envisions enough clean water throughout the watershed and aquifer system to support all public and private uses. We have enough water; the issue is sharing it fairly and equitably. Our work is focused on restoring flow where it has been diminished in the Flint River system and ensuring that water is clean. The Flint River and associated aquifers provide water for drinking, swimming, fishing, commercial, industrial and agricultural pursuits for more than one million people.

FRk was formed to be, and operates as, the premier advocacy organization for the Flint River. When formed in 2008, decades-old proposals to build reservoirs along the upper Flint’s main stem had resurfaced with renewed vigor. A 1980s-era Georgia Environmental Protection Division’s (GAEPD) policy to limit treated returns to the Flint had drastically affected flow conditions in the upper Flint. In addition, the mismanagement of the GAEPD’s groundwater permitting process was causing significant harm to several major tributaries in the lower Flint basin. Resulting low flow issues in both the upper and lower Flint watershed were impacting wildlife, recreation, and business pursuits.

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Will the river be lowered this fall?
I enjoyed exploring some extensive tupelo swamps alongside our beautiful Flint River yesterday. Not much for trails but if you head north from the parking area Montezuma Bluffs WMA will not disappoint!
The times are changing, unfortunately not for the better for many of our rivers.....
This Flint River is such a treasure! I wanted to post some of the Shoalies that I have “sho nuff “tricked with my super fluke jr. #flintriverfloats
Loving the new River Review. Keep up the good work!
Is there currently an effort to have the Flint designated as a wild and scenic river?
The public is welcome to attend this meeting.
The public is welcome to attend this meeting.
Come paddle with us on October 12th. Facebook the race below. Family event! Proceeds go to White County, Ga 4-H Club
A picture from back when y'all were just getting started at Paddle Georgia in 2008.
The Flint Riverkeeper Board and staff extends its sympathies to all who have lost anyone or anything during the storm. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every citizen of the middle and lower Flint. Michael was a VERY powerful storm. Very. The damage to families, homes, other properties, crops was enormous and will take quite some time to tally up, sort out, and remediate. Meanwhile, please know that FRk staff will be tending to family and home first, then immediately be back on the job. We have plans for getting the office back up and running, water-quality sampling, and checking on the status of coal-ash pond dikes at Plants Mitchell and Crisp. Other work will pop up, I'm certain. For those of you planning on attending the autumn gala at Rolling Meadows Farm near Sharpsburg on the 19th, our plans have not changed. We are however assessing the overall situation and will keep you posted. If you have any concerns that we can assist you with, please don't hesitate to contact us at the office ([email protected]; 229.435.2241) or me directly ([email protected]; 912.223.6761).