When the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation sent out a nationwide request for nominations of outstanding conservation volunteers for their 2006 Conservationist of the Year contest, the Altamaha Riverkeeper knew just whose story to send.
We nominated Wendell Berryhill, a 67-year resident of Cochran, Ga., in Bleckley County. Wendell has now been selected from of hundreds of volunteers submitted to the contest as one of four finalists. He is the only finalist from Georgia and the only volunteer from a conservation group in the South.
The winner of the contest will be selected by popular vote and receive a $50,000 grant from the Budweiser Corporation to give to the conservation group of his choice. If Wendell wins, he will give the money to the Altamaha Riverkeeper to protect Georgias largest watershed.
If you havent already, please help by taking a few minutes right now to vote for Wendell and also forward this information to your family, friends, and personal contacts and encourage them to vote. Your vote takes us one step closer to protecting the Altamaha River watershed from its headwaters in the Oconee, Ocmulgee, and Ohoopee Rivers to the Atlantic coast.
The voting process ends Nov. 30. Log onto the Altamaha Riverkeeper website at altamahariverkeeper.org/.
Thank you. We appreciate your support.
Altamaha Riverkeeper. Inc.
HE WAS JUST WONDERING
I am always wondering what if this never happened or why people do this or that. The following are my latest wonders.
I was just wondering why some people can so easily offer words of encouragement to those in need, but cannot encourage themselves. I was just wondering why we rush to get to the ballgame or the movie, but take our time going to church.
I was just wondering why we let other people dictate our lives. I was just wondering why girls are smarter than boys.
I was just wondering what heaven looks like. I was just wondering what hell looks like. I was just wondering if white men really cant jump.
I was wondering if there are any good hearted politicians. I was just wondering what the world would be like if nobody was hungry.
I was just wondering why Americans work so hard for a good home, nice car, material things, yet when they retire they get rid of those things. I was just wondering why people think they can buy happiness. I was just wondering if we all focus too much on the unknown instead of the known.
I was just wondering why Americans watch so much television. I was just wondering why we dont expect the best from others. I was just wondering if a person can think too much.
I was just wondering what would happen if race was not a factor. I was just wondering if God has a plan for all of us how do we get the blueprint. I was just wondering how many times we meet Mrs. or Mr. Right in a lifetime.
I was just wondering why change is so difficult. I was just wondering why life is so difficult. I was just wondering if life will ever be easy. I was just wondering why ego always gets in the way.
I was just wondering how do you meet a good woman in a bar. I was just wondering how many people can comfortably fit in a Volkswagen Bug.
I was just wondering if God created us all equal why dont we all get along. I was just wondering why people stop working. I was just wondering why people worry so much about nothing. I was just wondering what the world would be like if Hitler never existed, if the World Wars never happened, if the Vietnam war never happened.
I was just wondering why poor people never win the lottery. I was just wondering if eating red M and Ms really causes cancer. I was just wondering why people are so strange. I was just wondering why I am always wondering.
PACIFYING PASSAFIRE FANS
I was so excited to read Jim Reeds recent article about Passafire. They are truly one of, if not THE best band in Savannah right now.
Kudos to you for picking up on that. Keep up the good work!
It would help to get a proper perspective if the cuts were to be presented as a percentage of the agency’s total budget. It would also be fair to note what the city’s contribution will be after the proposed cuts.
'Unlike the article implied, the HSMC is not a division, department or entity of the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC). The HSMC holds meetings in the MPC’s conference room and is staffed by MPC staff but it is a Commission created by, appointed by and reports to City Council.'