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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Does your company value clean water, protected habitat, and healthy ecosystems? Of course you do! The recognition your b...
05/13/2021
Knobby Knees | Flint Riverkeeper

Does your company value clean water, protected habitat, and healthy ecosystems? Of course you do! The recognition your business recieves from a corporate sponsorship of Knobby Knees Music Festival will show your love of the Flint watershed to thousands! You can view and download the sponsorship packet at this link: https://flintriverkeeper.org/knobby-knees/

Knobby Knees Music Festival Benefitting Flint Riverkeeper Purchase Knobby Knees Concert Tickets Lineup Includes: Pine Box Dwellers 2-2:45pm Sundowner Motel 3-3:45pm The Page Brothers Band 4-4:45pm Andy Johnson & The Shade Trees 5-6:15pm Sound Culture 6:30-8pm Unbreakable Bloodline 8:15-9:45pm Future...

IN 4 WEEKS! 7 performances, 1 stage, outdoor venue, food and drink vendors, and all proceeds directly fund the mission o...
05/12/2021

IN 4 WEEKS! 7 performances, 1 stage, outdoor venue, food and drink vendors, and all proceeds directly fund the mission of Flint Riverkeeper! $20 for general admission, $125 for the VIP treatment. Get your tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knobby-knees-music-festival-tickets-151716338653

IN 4 WEEKS! 7 performances, 1 stage, outdoor venue, food and drink vendors, and all proceeds directly fund the mission of Flint Riverkeeper! $20 for general admission, $125 for the VIP treatment. Get your tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knobby-knees-music-festival-tickets-151716338653

CALLING ALL FOOD TRUCKS! We need a few food vendors for June 12's Knobby Knees Music Festival! If you, or someone you kn...
05/11/2021

CALLING ALL FOOD TRUCKS! We need a few food vendors for June 12's Knobby Knees Music Festival! If you, or someone you know, is interested in setting up and serving a hungry crowd of river-loving partiers, let us know ASAP! Download the vendor application from https://flintriverkeeper.org/knobby-knees/ and send it over to [email protected].

CALLING ALL FOOD TRUCKS! We need a few food vendors for June 12's Knobby Knees Music Festival! If you, or someone you know, is interested in setting up and serving a hungry crowd of river-loving partiers, let us know ASAP! Download the vendor application from https://flintriverkeeper.org/knobby-knees/ and send it over to [email protected].

05/10/2021

Bringing incredible energy and unique musical style, Unbreakable Bloodline kicks off their Knobby Knees performance at 8:15pm as the opening act for our headliner, Futurebirds.
Tickets are available NOW for presale or can be purchased at the gate on June 12. Seven performances, one stage, for just $20, and all proceeds directly fund the mission of Flint Riverkeeper!
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/knobby-knees-music-festival-tickets-151716338653

Though the weather forecast this weekend is beautiful, we need to reschedule our planned outings for Saturday May 8 and ...
05/06/2021

Though the weather forecast this weekend is beautiful, we need to reschedule our planned outings for Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9. Due to the heavy rains ocurring this week across the watershed, especially at the headwaters of the watershed, water levels have climbed to a level we believe to be unsafe. It is our best prediction, utilizing the ample data available from USGS and a bit of river know-how, flows will not return to a safe level until late Sunday evening or very early Monday morning.
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So, unfortunately the Mother's Day Weekend Shoal Lily Floats cannot occur on Mother's Day weekend. We do want this trip to occur because we have greatly missed all of you over the past year and we know how restorative a day on the Flint River can be! Based on current forecasts of coming rain we believe the river may be at safe levels on Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, and also predict there will be many lilies still blooming and available for viewing and enjoyment. We would like to offer you the opportunity to join us on those dates.
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If you are unable to join us on the 22/23rd and would like a return of your trip fee, please email [email protected] and she will be happy to assist. Any trip fees not requested to be refunded will be considered donations towards the achievement of our mission to protect the habitat, water quality, and flow of the Flint River.
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Thank you for continuing to support the work of Flint Riverkeeper. All of us at FRk are grateful to have your participation in our work and achievements of this organization would not be possible without you.

Though the weather forecast this weekend is beautiful, we need to reschedule our planned outings for Saturday May 8 and Sunday May 9. Due to the heavy rains ocurring this week across the watershed, especially at the headwaters of the watershed, water levels have climbed to a level we believe to be unsafe. It is our best prediction, utilizing the ample data available from USGS and a bit of river know-how, flows will not return to a safe level until late Sunday evening or very early Monday morning.
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So, unfortunately the Mother's Day Weekend Shoal Lily Floats cannot occur on Mother's Day weekend. We do want this trip to occur because we have greatly missed all of you over the past year and we know how restorative a day on the Flint River can be! Based on current forecasts of coming rain we believe the river may be at safe levels on Saturday May 22 and Sunday May 23, and also predict there will be many lilies still blooming and available for viewing and enjoyment. We would like to offer you the opportunity to join us on those dates.
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If you are unable to join us on the 22/23rd and would like a return of your trip fee, please email [email protected] and she will be happy to assist. Any trip fees not requested to be refunded will be considered donations towards the achievement of our mission to protect the habitat, water quality, and flow of the Flint River.
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Thank you for continuing to support the work of Flint Riverkeeper. All of us at FRk are grateful to have your participation in our work and achievements of this organization would not be possible without you.

Congratulations to one of our important partners in the Flint headwaters Finding the Flint for this huge victory! MARTA ...
05/03/2021
MARTA plans to offer 7 acres for riverside greenspace near Atlanta airport

Congratulations to one of our important partners in the Flint headwaters Finding the Flint for this huge victory! MARTA has announced plans to sell 7+ riverside acres to College Park for the city's first nature preserve and outdoor classroom. For more details on this outstanding win for the Flint River, see the linked article!

If you’ve lived in Atlanta for years but have never heard of the Flint River, you’re probably not alone. And that’s understandable, given that the Flint—albeit Georgia’s second longest river—has seen most of its headwaters buried and piped underground to allow for urban development in me...

Temperature is one of the many parameters FRk staff and volunteers monitor across the watershed. Water temps play a sign...
04/29/2021

Temperature is one of the many parameters FRk staff and volunteers monitor across the watershed. Water temps play a significant role in the health of your river and streams.
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We’ll explore that in greater detail in tomorrow’s newsletter!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

Temperature is one of the many parameters FRk staff and volunteers monitor across the watershed. Water temps play a significant role in the health of your river and streams.
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We’ll explore that in greater detail in tomorrow’s newsletter!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

An unfortunate reality of bad weather is overwhelmed infrastructure, including sewers. That said, all sewage spills are ...
04/26/2021
Albany sewage spill blamed on weather

An unfortunate reality of bad weather is overwhelmed infrastructure, including sewers. That said, all sewage spills are of concern. Flint Riverkeeper is monitoring the situation surrounding the spill in Albany associated with a power outage due to Saturday's weather. We will provide updates as they become known.

It happened near Lift Station 26 along the east side of the Flint River, just downstream of the Oglethorpe bridge.

Sediment transport by rivers is a natural occurrence but human activity in a watershed can lead to more dirt in the rive...
04/22/2021

Sediment transport by rivers is a natural occurrence but human activity in a watershed can lead to more dirt in the river than can be carried downstream.
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See tomorrow’s newsletter for the dirt on dirt in the Flint!
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Sediment transport by rivers is a natural occurrence but human activity in a watershed can lead to more dirt in the river than can be carried downstream.
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See tomorrow’s newsletter for the dirt on dirt in the Flint!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

Kudu Founder @stebinhorne recently joined FRk on the river to witness firsthand what his support is protecting! Partners...
04/20/2021

Kudu Founder @stebinhorne recently joined FRk on the river to witness firsthand what his support is protecting! Partnerships like this one are crucial to the achievement of our mission and we are grateful for the continuing support of Stebin and @kudugrills !
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

Kudu Founder @stebinhorne recently joined FRk on the river to witness firsthand what his support is protecting! Partnerships like this one are crucial to the achievement of our mission and we are grateful for the continuing support of Stebin and @kudugrills !
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

They may not all be monsters, but every shoal bass is a trophy!-Georgia’s State Native Riverine Sportfish is native only...
04/19/2021

They may not all be monsters, but every shoal bass is a trophy!
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Georgia’s State Native Riverine Sportfish is native only to the ACF Basin and the Flint has the best preserved shoal bass habitat out of the three rivers!
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Your donations and membership dues have a direct positive impact on this fishery. Clean water equals big fish. Healthy water equals healthy fish.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg #shoalbass #shoalbassfishing

They may not all be monsters, but every shoal bass is a trophy!
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Georgia’s State Native Riverine Sportfish is native only to the ACF Basin and the Flint has the best preserved shoal bass habitat out of the three rivers!
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Your donations and membership dues have a direct positive impact on this fishery. Clean water equals big fish. Healthy water equals healthy fish.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg #shoalbass #shoalbassfishing

They may not all be monsters, but every shoal bass is a trophy!-Georgia’s State Native Riverine Sportfish is native only...
04/19/2021

They may not all be monsters, but every shoal bass is a trophy!
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Georgia’s State Native Riverine Sportfish is native only to the ACF Basin and the Flint has the best preserved shoal bass habitat out of the three rivers!
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Your donations and membership dues have a direct positive impact on this fishery. Clean water equals big fish. Healthy water equals healthy fish.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg #shoalbass #shoalbassfishing

They may not all be monsters, but every shoal bass is a trophy!
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Georgia’s State Native Riverine Sportfish is native only to the ACF Basin and the Flint has the best preserved shoal bass habitat out of the three rivers!
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Your donations and membership dues have a direct positive impact on this fishery. Clean water equals big fish. Healthy water equals healthy fish.
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg #shoalbass #shoalbassfishing

When we talk about flow, we talk about it in cubic feet per second (CFS). We’ll talk more about CFS is tomorrow’s newsle...
04/15/2021

When we talk about flow, we talk about it in cubic feet per second (CFS). We’ll talk more about CFS is tomorrow’s newsletter!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

When we talk about flow, we talk about it in cubic feet per second (CFS). We’ll talk more about CFS is tomorrow’s newsletter!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

Look closely at this river rock and you will see the larval stage of a mayfly, an aquatic insect known to "hatch" (emerg...
04/14/2021

Look closely at this river rock and you will see the larval stage of a mayfly, an aquatic insect known to "hatch" (emerge into their adult stage) in large numbers over a few nights. Mayfly hatches along some rivers are legendary and draw anglers from across the world to fish while the fish are feasting. These insects are prevalent in the Flint and important food source for shoal bass and the other fish in the river. Also, their presence signifies a clean river because the larvae are very sensitive to pollution! Hand modeling and identification by Peach State Fly Fishing, improperly focused photo (sorry y'all) by FRk's Henry Jackson.

Look closely at this river rock and you will see the larval stage of a mayfly, an aquatic insect known to "hatch" (emerge into their adult stage) in large numbers over a few nights. Mayfly hatches along some rivers are legendary and draw anglers from across the world to fish while the fish are feasting. These insects are prevalent in the Flint and important food source for shoal bass and the other fish in the river. Also, their presence signifies a clean river because the larvae are very sensitive to pollution! Hand modeling and identification by Peach State Fly Fishing, improperly focused photo (sorry y'all) by FRk's Henry Jackson.

Flint Riverkeeper and our partners recently succeeded in reversing an inter-basin transfer removing water from the Flint...
04/08/2021

Flint Riverkeeper and our partners recently succeeded in reversing an inter-basin transfer removing water from the Flint! See tomorrow's River Review for the full story.

Flint Riverkeeper and our partners recently succeeded in reversing an inter-basin transfer removing water from the Flint! See tomorrow's River Review for the full story.

Commonly known as the rain lily, Zephyranthes atamasca thrives in moist soil and hardwood areas, often blooming after sp...
04/05/2021

Commonly known as the rain lily, Zephyranthes atamasca thrives in moist soil and hardwood areas, often blooming after spring rains. Recent wet weather has them out across the watershed so keep an eye out along the banks!
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Commonly known as the rain lily, Zephyranthes atamasca thrives in moist soil and hardwood areas, often blooming after spring rains. Recent wet weather has them out across the watershed so keep an eye out along the banks!
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#flintriver #flintriverkeeper #localwaters #cleanwater #cleanwaterforall #riverkeeper #garivers #waterkeeper #waterkeeperalliance #saveourwater #waterlover #riverlife #stoppollution #waterpollution #nonprofitorg

Straight from the Riverkeeper's mouth. Your membership dollars add up to seriously big numbers funding a lot of work for...
03/29/2021

Straight from the Riverkeeper's mouth. Your membership dollars add up to seriously big numbers funding a lot of work for the Flint! Only a few days left in the membership drive: https://flintriverkeeper.org/become-a-member/

Straight from the Riverkeeper's mouth. Your membership dollars add up to seriously big numbers funding a lot of work for the Flint! Only a few days left in the membership drive: https://flintriverkeeper.org/become-a-member/

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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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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).
Did you see the squawk in today's Albany Herald? "Why do I smell raw sewage when I cross the Flint River at Oglethorpe? Smells like a Septic Tank and that's with me in my car."
Gordon--WE all must do all we can to protect and enjoy our Georgia Rivers, from the beautiful shoals along the Flint to the snow white sandbars of my beloved Satilla. Thanks for all you do.