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Tip Top Tuesday

July 26, 2016

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of the Week ~Carry a reusable water bottle to drink from instead of a plastic water bottle? It takes 3 liters of water to produce 1 liter of bottled water. http://pacinst.org/publication/bottled-water-and-energy-a-fact-sheet/

Water Management Tips for the Summer!

July 25, 2016
Summer is here, temperatures are rising, and you are probably thinking more about lawn care and home improvement projects. Keep in mind some best practices when managing your water and stormwater this summer.
 
Car washing – Consider washing your car in your yard instead of in your driveway. This lets the soapy, dirty water absorb into the ground instead of going down the storm drain.
Garden care – Install a rain barrel to save water and keep your plants looking good.
Lawn maintenance – Make sure to properly bag your lawn clippings for leaf and limb pickup. Pull weeds by hand instead of using herbicides.
Composting – Start using compost in your garden as a supplement to store-bought soils or fertilizer. Compost is nutritious for plants, reduces food waste, and reduces stormwater runoff by absorbing more water than most clay-heavy soils.
No dumping anything down the storm drain – Properly dispose of household hazardous wastes, including paint and oil. Both can be recycled at your local CHaRM Center (Center for Hard to Recycle Materials’).
 
Use these tips, and help conserve more water!

Richland Creek Reservoir

July 22, 2016
Are you concerned about water conservation? We hope you are! Check this article out to see what’s going on in Rome, GA.
 
“Site preparation work is underway at the Richland Creek Reservoir in Paulding County, Georgia. The impoundment, slated for completion by 2020, could potentially siphon off as much as 47 million gallons of water a day from the Etowah River. (Photo contributed, Brown and Caldwell)
 
City of Rome, Georgia officials don’t seem to be worried about the potential impact of a Paulding County reservoir project that could result in the withdrawal of as much as 47 million gallons of water a day from the Etowah River.”
 
For the full article, click here:
Richland Creek Reservoir

Water Trail Wednesday

July 20, 2016

It’s WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week ~ Protecting our water trails is all about the people. From RiverKeepers to engineers to volunteers and paddlers, we’re all important in making a difference. To learn more about the people at Georgia River Network, what we do, why we love rivers, check out our staff page: http://www.garivers.org/about-us/staff.html

Tip Top Tuesday

July 19, 2016

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of the Week ~ Bog turtles are on the decline. Intensive development pressure in all portions of the bog turtle’s range have caused the draining and filling of many wetlands. Remaining wetlands have been isolated, resulting in the fragmentation of bog turtle populations.http://chattnaturecenter.org/includes/wildlife/factsheets/BogTurtle.pdf

Water Trail Wednesday

July 13, 2016

It’s WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week ~ The Dub Denman Canoe Trail was developed with help from a grant by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and is a part of the Tallapoosa River Water Trail. Many sites on it are still being developed so keep a heads up! http://www.garivers.org/dub-denman-canoe-trail.html

Tip Top Tuesday

July 12, 2016

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of the Week ~ Have you ever heard of “Meatless Mondays?” It’s a global movement where people don’t eat meat on Mondays. It’s great for our rivers! How? It help conserves water because the meat industry uses so much. Check out more information here: http://www.meatlessmonday.com/about-us/why-meatless/

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