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CALL TO ACTION- Tell Your Senator to Bag The Ban TODAY

The GA house is expected to consider SB 139 TODAY- it would prohibit local governments from regulating plastic bag use, thereby handcuffing cities and counties from taking action to create a safe, clean environment within their jurisdictions.

Over the past two decades, CRK has removed thousands of plastic bags from the Chattahoochee and its tributaries. These bags harm marine life and can take up to 1,000 years to break down (and they never fully decompose, they just break into smaller pieces).

SB 139 strips the power from local governments to decide how to best govern themselves.  This bill would stop local communities—like Tybee Island, Athens and Decatur—from passing proposed local ordinances to ban single-use plastic bags at restaurants and retail outlets.

Contact your House Representative TODAY and urge him/her to VOTE NO ON SB 139! Your phone call or email will make a difference!

Few Penalties For Chicken Plants Polluting Lake Lanier Tributary

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millions of chickens are slaughtered on site at these facilities each week.

In 2009, a Gainesville fisherman gave us a call, reporting hundreds of dead fish floating in flat creek.Today, nearly six years later and just in time for world water day, the AJC’s Shannon McCaffrey shared our years of CRK follow up on this initial call which has shed light on a huge industry creating big problems for our waterways. The story highlights two poultry plants CRK has been pushing for years to clean up their act and underpins a chronic problem facing our waterways- industrial stormwater pollution. Open the PDF below to read the whole story or download it here – Few penalties, lax oversight for chicken plants that pollute _ www.myajc

The Wild and Scenic Film Festival Returns!

2015WSFF_Tour_SmallPoster_Templatev3CRK, in collaboration with Brenau University and the University of North Georgia, is thrilled to bring the Wild and Scenic® Film Festival to Gainesville GA on Saturday, May 30, 2015.

Join us to witness environmental and adventure films that illustrate Earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Through these films, Wild & Scenic will inform you about the state of the world and inspire you to take action. Click here to learn more

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper added a new photo.Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at 2:00pm
It's official! Spring has sprung on the Chattahoochee. Thanks Tom Wilson for the GORGEOUS shot. Happy weekend Facebook!
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It's official! Spring has sprung on the Chattahoochee. Thanks Tom Wilson for the GORGEOUS shot. Happy weekend... http://t.co/M1Y41IIgnT


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