2015 John Muir Outing Series: Love the Coosa Paddle

 16 May
 181 Lock and Dam Rd SW, Rome, GA 30161
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 Brionte McCorkle
Join us for a 10-mile float on the Coosa River as it winds through western Floyd County on its way to Weiss Lake in Alabama. The trip begins at Lock and Dam Park, a historic site where steamboats laden with cotton once stopped. The journey will also take in two significant industrial sites: International Paper's pulp mill and Georgia Power Co.'s Plant Hammond, a coal-fired power plant. An estimated 30,000-60,000 fish each year may perish at this power plant's water intake and the warm-water discharge from the plant further disrupts fish habitat downstream. Representatives from the Sierra Club and Upper Coosa Riverkeeper will help participants understand how these problems can be corrected and how individual citizens can take action to protect the Coosa. CLICK HERE TO RSVP: http://action.sierraclub.org/site/Calendar?id=176483&view=Detail

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