Environmental leaders tour Flint River

Updated: Jul. 11, 2017 at 6:06 PM EDT
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The trip was led by Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers. (Source: WALB)
The trip was led by Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers. (Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)
(Source: WALB)

CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - State environmental leaders took to South Georgia waters Tuesday afternoon to check the waterways health.

It was part of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership.

More than 30 environmental leaders from across the state took a lower Flint River Paddle Trip.

The trip began at the Newton Boat Ramp.

It was led by Flint Riverkeeper Gordon Rogers.

He said the trip is a good a chance for leaders to learn about how important the Flint's water quantity and quality is.

"That's why they are here. So we can understand, or get them to understand ag a little better and agricultural water use and what it means to the culture and the economy and how it fits into the overall picture," said Rogers.

Tuesday was the first day of the environmental leadership class in South Georgia.

It will continue through Friday with other stops learning about South Georgia's environment and its impact.

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