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Flint Riverkeeper prepares to open store in downtown Albany

Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River. (Source: WALB) Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River. (Source: WALB)
Flint Riverkeeper Director of Outreach Jayme Smith (Source: WALB) Flint Riverkeeper Director of Outreach Jayme Smith (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Downtown Albany Officials say with another existing business opening up, it will utilize one of South Georgia's biggest assets, the Flint River.

The Flint Riverkeeper is hoping that with an office downtown at 102 Pine it will help with the flow of people coming to the Flint River and also attract tourists.

The Flint Riverkeeper works within the entire Flint River to protect water quality and restore flows.

Officials with the Flint Riverkeeper said Albany is a water town and getting people downtown will help the economic impact.

"River flowing right through the heart of downtown," said Flint Riverkeeper Director of Outreach Jayme Smith. "It's got a beautiful park, rich assets in the fact that the Riverquarium is right there. There's a walking trail, biking trail. River's vital to our communities, to our health."

The Flint Riverkeeper is getting ready to celebrate its 10th Anniversary, with an event set for June 2, 2018, at the Flint Riverquarium outdoor plaza. The Flint Riverkeeper encourages everyone to come out.

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