Village of Porterdale With a granted easement, Porterdale will soon have access to class I and II rapids below the mill dam. It's part of a long-range plan developed when the Porterdale team won a scholarship from the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta to attend the prestigious "Balance Commerce and Nature in Rural Communities" training sponsored by the national office of the Conservation Fund at the US Fish and Wildlife ConservatIon Training Center in Shepardstown, WV.
EXCITING update ! 6:16 pm At the end of a dirt path that touches the Yellow River in Newton County, one piece of the future of Georgia’s network of water trails is taking shape – a network that now has the blessings of the state House of Representatives. Abe’s Landing is at mile 33 of the 53-mile Yellow River Water Trail. The water trail begins near Lilburn, at Five Forks Trickum Road, and ends at Jackson Lake. According to a description of the water trail, it passes beneath
Tonya Bechtler, with Yellow River Water Trail, attended Capitol Conservation Day for the first time this year and gave us some insight on her experience. "Mark Wilson and I attended our very first Capitol Conservation Day this Legislative Session. Thank you Georgia Water Coalition, Georgia River Network and ALL the partners for a wonderful introduction to policy making at the State Capitol -WOW! In 2015, our volunteers with the Yellow River Water Trail discovered Newton Count