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2013 Annual Meeting
The Annual Meeting of the Georgia Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society is planned for June 4-5, 2013 in the Smith Building of the Clayton County Water Authority, 142 Panhandle Road, Hampton GA.
Some of the planned topics of discussion on Tuesday June 4 are:
- Water Management Issues and Status in Metro Atlanta
- Consumptive Water Use, Mark Risse
- Hydrologic Impacts of Urbanization in North Georgia, David Leigh
- Water Planning in the Flint River Basin
- Nitrogen in Atlanta Watersheds, Rodrigo Villarroel Walker
- Effect of Septic Systems on Water Quantity and Quality in Gwinnett County, David Radcliffe
- Water and Waste Recycling to Forest Land - Lessons, Wade Nutter & Larry Morris
A field tour of water management and recycling in the headwaters community of the Clayton County Water Authority is planned for Wednesday June 5.
More details and registration form for the meeting can be found at: 2013 Registration Form
Micro Irrigation Field Day
A field day is planned for May 2, 2013 in Walton County. See this link Micro Irrigation Field Day to find out more and get contact information to attend this free and open-to-the-public event.
Announcements from the Georgia Climate Change Coalition
Climate, Faith and Film Festival
-- A film festival is planned for April 26, 2013 in Athens GA. See this link Nourish film to find out more about this film and event to inspire your thoughts on food, global perspectives, and personal action.
Take the Carbon Pledge!
-- Are you ready to reduce your carbon emissions to the atmosphere? If so, visit the pledge page of the Georgia Climate Change Coalition and see how much of a difference you can make in carbon emissions by considering various water and electricity usages and gas and food consumption strategies that can also save you money: GC3 Pledge Page -- http://www.georgiaclimatecoalition.org/carbon-pledge/
Announcement from Upper Oconee Watershed Network
River Rendezvous 2013
-- Take the opportunity to network and work alongside colleagues to clean up the Oconee River near Athens. This is UOWNs largest monitoring event of the year. When: Saturday April 20, 2013, Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Where: Sandy Creek Nature Center. For more information, visit: http://uown.org/index.html.
50th Anniversary of the Natural Resources Conservation Workshop
The 50th Natural Resources Conservation Workshop was a big success in Tifton GA this year. The Georgia Chapter of the SWCS was a proud, co-founding sponsor of the event and this sponsorship continues today. Read about the event at: http://tiftongazette.com/local/x300517720/Georgia-conservation
To join the Georgia SWCS listserv, go to: http://www.listserv.uga.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=ga-swcs&A=1