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Committee aims to clean, protect Kinchafoonee Creek

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

A group in Lee County is working to clean up and protect the Kinchafoonee Creek.

An advisory committee made up of Lee county code enforcers, Rivers Alive and other stakeholders met for the first time, Thursday, identify issues and concerns about the creek.

In 2006, the Environmental Protection Division listed the Kinchafoonee has having high levels fecal coliform and mercury.

It has since been removed from that list, but illegal dumping into the creek has remained a problem.

The committee wants to hear from people who use the creek most.

"We want Lee Countians to tell us how to manage the river, how to maintain it and that's their job. Show us the issues and concerns as well as recommendations on how maintain and improve the creek," said Southwest Georgia Regional Commission Senior Planner Barbara Reddick.

The committee will meet again June to go over a report from an investigation into the watershed.

 

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