Tuesday at 2: Saving an American TreasureTuesday February 11, 2020
2:00 PM until 3:00 PM
Georgia Ackerman, Riverkeeper and Executive Director at Apalachicola Riverkeeper
The Apalachicola River has Florida’s largest river flow volume and supports the entire Apalachicola Bay and eastern Gulf of Mexico. Because of its ecological and economic significance in the region the Apalachicola River has achieved numerous special designations, such as Outstanding Florida Water, and is truly an American treasure. During this presentation we welcome Georgia Ackerman, Riverkeeper and Executive Director at Apalachicola Riverkeeper as our speaker. Georgia joined the Apalachicola Riverkeeper team in December 2017 and has been involved with the organization for more than a decade as a business sponsor, a program volunteer and board member.
Georgia believes outside play and wild places are fundamental to both the health of humans and the planet. At the same time, she knows people depend on this river system for their livelihoods. For these reasons, people deeply care about the Apalachicola River—and the Bay that it nourishes—and deserves our long-term protection and restoration efforts.
Georgia is an avid kayaker and outdoor enthusiast. She ran a north Florida ecotourism company for nearly a decade where she spent time learning about the Apalachicola River system and began volunteering with Apalachicola Riverkeeper. After selling her business in 2013, she was recruited to lead a regional conservation awareness initiative at Tall Timbers. Georgia has also worked with the Red Hills Small Farm Alliance to help promote local, sustainable farming.
Location: Corinne Costin Gibson Memorial Public Library
to go to the Northwest Regional Library System