ATLANTA (June 25, 2014) – The Georgia Water Coalition recognizes Sen. Josh McKoon (R – Columbus) with a Clean Water Champion Award for his support of Georgia’s rivers, lakes, groundwater and streams during the 2014 legislative session.
“I am honored that the Georgia Water Coalition would recognize me as a champion for clean water,” said Sen. McKoon. “Protecting Georgia’s water resources is not only a matter of safety for my constituents but an issue of defending Georgia’s sovereignty as well. Clean water is a serious issue that impacts lives across our state every day.”
In recent legislative sessions, the Georgia General Assembly has intensely debated issues including the ownership of Georgia’s water, drinking water protections, and the health of Georgia’s rivers, lakes, and streams.
“Georgia has been blessed with a heritage of beautiful and abundant rivers and plentiful groundwater supplies that are part of what make this state so special,” said Jennette Gayer, Director of Environment Georgia and part of the GWC’s leadership. “Unfortunately, drought, increased consumption and pollution have made it clear that Georgia’s water is a finite resource that must be protected. This year Senator Josh McKoon stepped up and did just that.”
The Georgia Water Coalition is a consortium of more than 200 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that have been working to protect Georgia’s water since 2002. Collectively, these organizations represent more than 300,000 Georgians.
For Immediate Release:
June 25, 2014
For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Director
Brett Johnson, Broadcast Specialist