Press Release - June 15, 2020
For Immediate Release
Contact: Laura Early, Executive Director and Satilla Riverkeeper, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Satilla River is a celebrated asset in the many communities it touches as it flows from its headwaters near Fitzgerald to the coast south of Jekyll Island. It is woven into the fabric of our culture, and contributes to our quality of life. For generations, Georgians have enjoyed fishing, exploring, paddling, swimming, playing, and relaxing in the blackwaters of the Satilla.
The Satilla Riverkeeper with partners through the Georgia Coast Collaborative and Satilla River Water Trail Partnership are launching a survey this summer to gather information about how residents and visitors use the Satilla River for recreation.
“Information from the survey will help us better understand the economic benefits to our local businesses resulting from this natural asset in our community – the Satilla River,” says Angela Manders, Director of the Pierce County Chamber of Commerce.
The survey gives community members and visitors the opportunity to comment on which public landings they use, the kinds of recreational activities they take part in, whether they spend money at local businesses on their trips to the river, and what improvements need to be made to river landings.
Anyone who completes the survey by July 31st will be entered into a drawing for one of several Satilla Riverkeeper hats and complimentary Satilla Riverkeeper memberships. Take the survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/Satilla
This survey is part of a larger project by the Georgia Coast Collaborative to share information on the state of coastal Georgia’s natural and cultural resources. Last month, the Collaborative launched the Coastal Resource Asset Barometer “CRAB,” a new online tool that evaluates environmental and economic indicators that impact our quality of life. Learn more at www.GeorgiaCoast.org
The Satilla River Water Trail Partnership is a group of leaders from communities across the watershed who came together to establish the first official Satilla River Water Trail in 2016. A water trail is a series of public access points along the river, accompanied by information about how to safely and responsibly enjoy the waterway. The Satilla River Water Trail includes 13 river landings that spans about 140 river miles. More information is available at www.SatillaRiverWaterTrail.com
Satilla Riverkeeper is a 501c3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect, restore, and educate about the Satilla River, its tributaries, and terrestrial watershed. www.satillariverkeeper.org