Here’s WWALS video of the WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper presentation at the Sparkleberry Chapter of Florida Native Plant Society in Branford, Florida, May 9, 2017. Acting Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman explained WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman led an animated discussion about recent advocacy with the several dozen attendees, many of whom had not heard about one or more of humic substances at the Suwannee River Sill, NFRWSP, BMAPs, Pilgrim’s Pride, coal ash, or Bill Gates’ and other recent corporate agricultural land purchases. While they all had heard of Sabal Trail, we had some updates on that, too.
Here’s the video:
Videos: Suwannee Riverkeeper at Sparkleberry Florida Native Plant Society in Branford 2017-05-09
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
The slides we presented are on the WWALS website.
Attendees brought up topics that bear looking into, such as cancer rates and drinking water, and the effect of opening the floodgates at the Suwannee River Sill at the Okefenokee Swamp on the river downstream.
Many thanks to the Sparkleberry Chapter for inviting us, and even more for the prospect of being invited back. Plus thanks to the several new WWALS members and the many kayak raffle tickets snapped up.
We’ll be back in Branford June 10th, taking out from a paddle outing downstream from Ft. Macomb Ramp. See the WWALS calendar for more outings and events.
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