The Savannah River Group
Serving Augusta since 1981
The Savannah River Group started in 1981 and over the years has focused most of their conservation activities on Savannah River issues. In the 1980s, the SRG members were interveners against the City of Augusta when they tried to secure a permit from FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) to build a hydro project on the Augusta Canal. Had it been approved, it would have had drastic effects on the last remaining shoals in the Savannah River.
At our monthly meetings, SRG members frequently feature environmental issues such as programs on both national and local problems: mountaintop coal removal, support of local markets, and the World-Wide 350 Rally. We participate in the GA DNR Adopt-A-Stream program as well as the GA DOT Adopt-A-Highway program. Annually, we participate in the Rivers Alive waterways trash pickup and support activities alongside the Savannah Riverkeeper . Another example of local activism: Several members have testified against the construction of additional units at nuclear Plant Vogtle south of Augusta.
In 2007, the SRG funded one of our members, Denice Traina, to get training for becoming a bee-keeper. She combined this with community gardening and attracted a lot of attention both locally and state-wide. To practice what we preach, the SRG serves organic refreshments at their monthly meetings.
We hope to continue our current activities! We conduct an outstanding Outings program, organizing several yearly hikes to local protected areas and other nearby locations.
The SRG meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month (except July and August) at 6:30pm.
Currently our meetings are held on Zoom. To join a meeting, you will need to register in advance at this link:
After registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the meeting.
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