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Area Alliance Among Georgia Water Coalition's Clean 13

An area organization is being recognized as one of the Georgia Water Coalition’s Clean 13 for 2023. The annual report highlights individuals, businesses, industries, nonprofit organizations, and governmental agencies who work to clean rivers. The Rural Georgia Protection Alliance, which includes Madison and Oglethorpe counties appealed to state legislators about runoff from foul smelling fertilizers, referred to as “soil amendments,” into area waterways, including the Savannah River.

The goal of the list is to recognize positive efforts and share the successful tactics so that others use similar strategies.
The Georgia Water Coalition is a collection of more than 285 conservation and environmental organizations, hunting and fishing groups, businesses, and faith-based organizations that worked to protect the state’s water since 2002. Athens-Clarke County made the list in 2021 at the community level for its clean energy efforts.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!