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General Purposes

Altamaha Riverkeeper

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2007
  • Location Darien, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Georgia

About this grant

The Altamaha River and its major tributaries drain more than 14,000 square miles, making it the largest watershed in Georgia and the fourth largest on the East Coast. The river is one of the most biodiverse in North America. The Altamaha Riverkeeper was founded in 1999 to protect and restore the habitat, water quality and flow of the mighty river from its headwaters in north Georgia to its terminus at the Atlantic Ocean. This grant increase will support the organization’s continued work to reduce water pollution, protect forested wetlands, promote sound water management policy and build organizational capacity.