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Altamaha Riverkeeper a Fellow Clean Water Advocate

Nov 2, 2018 by Chris Wood, Ph.D.


Volunteers from the Altamaha Riverkeeper joined the MWA in this year’s Ocmulgee Alive! Macon’s Annual River Cleanup brings together like-minded organizations and fellow clean water advocates.

The Macon Water Authority (MWA) not only prides itself on providing the best tasting drinking water in America, but the utility does so as water professionals dedicated to environmental protection and preservation of natural resources.

In fact, environmental stewardship is written into the vision of the MWA and is among the core values of our utility.

Similarly, the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) is a grassroots organization dedicated to the protection, defense and restoration of Georgia’s biggest river – the Altamaha – as well as the Ocmulgee, the Oconee and the Ohoopee, which are its tributaries.

Thus, protecting the Ocmulgee River is inherent in the work of both the MWA and Altamaha Riverkeeper.

In addition to providing volunteers for the MWA’s annual river cleanup – Ocmulgee Alive! – the Altamaha Riverkeeper hosts events during the year that may be of interest to MWA customers.

For example, the organization’s recent Riverkeeper Rendezvous featured a riverside evening of celebration, highlighted by a low country boil and special music.

For more information on events and activities of the Altamaha Riverkeeper, check out the organization’s website at

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