Winter 2009 Newsletter
Celebrating Ten Years of Protecting
Our Watershed and Coast
January 2009 marks the Altamaha Riverkeeper’s tenth year of working to protect
Georgia’s greatest river and estuary system. Thanks to the generous support and
active participation of our members and supporters, the Altamaha Riverkeeper and its
Coastkeeper program have accomplished hundreds of individual victories for watershed
protection. The Ocmulgee, the Oconee, the Ohoopee and the coastal marsh estuary
system support and sustain our communities, our businesses, and our recreational
activities. Please join us as we renew our commitment to protect these great resources
now and for future generations. Accomplishments include:
• Educating citizens on the condition of our waters, what needs to be done to
protect them, and how they can help.
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A photography exhibit of works entitled Wildlife in
the Altamaha by James Holland is being featured at the
newly renovated McIntosh Old Jail Art Center in Darien
beginning January 6 through March 27.
ARK and the McIntosh Art Association are partnering
with the shared goal of promoting conservation of our
natural and historic resources.
The Old Jail, located on Hwy. 17 in Darien, was built
in 1888. Along with the Courthouse and Old Firehouse, it
is one of the three oldest public buildings in Darien. The
hours of the center are Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm
and the admission is free.
Altamaha Riverkeeper James Holland says “I have a
tremendous respect for nature; it gives me an opportunity
to connect with beauty. With this show my goal is to
increase appreciation and protection for our magnifi cent
Please join us for the reception on Wednesday, January
28 from 5 pm - 7 pm.
Welcome new board member Kim Tyler of Dublin.
Thanks for many years of dedicated service to Past
President Mary Ellen Wilson and Kyla Hastie who are
retiring from the board.