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  Nov. 18, 2006  

Buy Dry Campaign Kicks Off 



The "Buy Dry" campaign kicked off on November 18, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Bamboo Farm in Savannah. 

A reasonable estimate is that some 2,000 acres of freshwater wetlands have been filled and developed in the past five years - just within the six coastal counties of Georgia.

   Environmental organizations in Georgia realized there is a need to educate home buyers about the potential for flooding of homes built in wetlands.  In addition, the filling of wetlands is causing flooding of established residential areas due to the blockage of natural wetland drain ways.

From left to right, Daniel Parshley, Glynn Environmental Coalition; David Kyler, Center for a Sustainable Coast;
Patty McIntosh, Georgia Conservancy; Sarah Barmeyer, Georgia Wildlife Federation; James Holland, Altamaha Riverkeeper;
Deborah Sheppard, Altamaha Riverkeeper; Neil Herring, Sierra Club; Chandra Brown, Ogeechee Canoochee Riverkeeper

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