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Building Support for the Georgia Water Plan

Georgia Wildlife Federation

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $130,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2004–June 30, 2006
  • Location Covington, GA, United States
  • Geographic Focus Georgia

About this grant

In response to recent law authorizing state officials to develop a comprehensive, statewide water management plan, the Georgia Wildlife Federation (GWF) is helping coordinate a network of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the process and working with the public to influence the outcome. The plan’s success will depend on well-informed and fully engaged citizens throughout the state.Multiyear funding will enable GWF to build consensus within the NGO community by hosting and facilitating leadership meetings; expand the number and diversity of NGOs involved in the statewide planning process; maintain communication among the NGOs involved in the process; and educate specific constituencies, especially Georgia’s hunter/angler community.GWF, founded in 1936, works to encourage the intelligent management of life-sustaining resources through cooperative government interaction, community outreach and education.