2006-08-17 / News

Broad River Watershed Assn. to meet Saturday, August 26

The public is invited to attend the 2006 annual meeting of the Broad River Watershed Association to be held Saturday, August 26, at the group shelter of Watson's Mill Bridge State Park near Carlton in Madison County.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with breakfast, with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. At 11 a.m., Georgia House of Representative Alan Powell will present a program on legislative trends concerning water use and protection of rivers and watersheds. Chip Chandler will conclude with remarks about common sense growth practices.

A catered lunch will be provided.

The meeting is free and open to the public.

The Broad River is one of the most important natural resources in Northeast Georgia, and has been recognized by the Department of Community Affairs as a regionally important resource. Broad River contains the largest stretch of relatively pristine, free-flowing (undammed) river remaining in northern Georgia.

The health of the Broad River Watershed is critical to the economy of Northeast Georgia. The National Park Service, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and the Georgia Natural Heritage Program have all noted the pristine character of the Broad River and its outstanding ecological and recreational importance to Northeast Georgia.

The Broad River Watershed Association is a regional, non-profit land trust created to preserve the Broad River as a free-flowing river system and to support land use compatible with the maintenance of water quality, scenic rural character, and the preservation of sensitive natural and historic areas and wildlife habitat.

The public is invited to the meeting and to listen to the presentations on stream monitoring and watershed planning.

For more information, call Victor Johnson at 706-795-2184.

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