Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) will join a public panel to discuss state constitutions and amendments that protect clean water.  Montana, Pennsylvania, and most recently New York have enshrined Rights to Clean Water, Air, Land, and a Healthy Environment (RTCW) in their constitutions. Florida has a statewide petition on the 2024 ballot. 

A public webinar will explore the steps of adding a similar amendment to Georgia’s state constitution. Why should it? And what would such an amendment consist of?

The public is invited to participate and share feedback.

The zoom meeting will be Tuesday, April 19, 2022, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM Eastern Time:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcldeGqqDkvHdc3RUptCbwuKzxkpmzfb4-U

Please register in advance.

After registering, guests will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Panelists: 

  • Moderator, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee Riverkeeper
  • Legal Brief, Chris Bertrand, Satilla Riverkeeper
  • Why RTCW, Damon Mullis, Ogeechee Riverkeeper
  • RTCW in Florida, Chuck O’Neal, President of Speak Up Wekiva, Inc.
  • How-To for Georgia, Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper​

About Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. The Canoochee River is about 108 miles long and the Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long. The Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,500 square miles across 22 counties in Georgia. More at ogeecheeriverkeeper.org.