Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper

Altamaha A River and Its Keeper Formed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers the Altamaha is the largest free flowing river on the East Coast and drains its third largest watershed It has been designated as one of the

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  • Title: Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper
  • Author: JamesHolland Dorinda G. Dallmeyer Janisse Ray
  • ISBN: 9780820343129
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • Formed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers, the Altamaha is the largest free flowing river on the East Coast and drains its third largest watershed It has been designated as one of the Nature Conservancy s seventy five Last Great Places because of its unique character and rich natural diversity In evocative photography and elegant prose, Altamaha capturesFormed by the confluence of the Ocmulgee and Oconee Rivers, the Altamaha is the largest free flowing river on the East Coast and drains its third largest watershed It has been designated as one of the Nature Conservancy s seventy five Last Great Places because of its unique character and rich natural diversity In evocative photography and elegant prose, Altamaha captures the distinctive beauty of this river and offers a portrait of the man who has become its improbable guardian.Few people know the Altamaha better than James Holland Raised in Cochran, Georgia, Holland spent years on the river fishing, hunting, and working its coastal reaches as a commercial crabber Witnessing a steady decline in blue crab stocks, Holland doggedly began to educate himself on the area s environmental and political issues, reaching a deep conviction that the only way to preserve the way of life he loved was to protect the river and its watershed In 1999, he began serving as the first Altamaha Riverkeeper, finding new purpose in protecting the river and raising awareness about its plight with people in his community and beyond.At first Holland used photography to document pollution and abuse, but as he came to appreciate and understand the Altamaha in new ways, his photographs evolved, focusing on the natural beauty he fought to save More than 230 color photographs capture the area s majestic landscapes and stunning natural diversity, including a generous selection of some the 234 species of rare plants and animals in the region In their essays, Janisse Ray offers a profile of Holland s transformation from orphan and troubled high school dropout to river advocate, and Dorinda G Dallmeyer celebrates the biological richness and cultural heritage that the Altamaha offers to all Georgians.

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    1. Beautiful photographs and inspiring essays are found throughout this book. This is a book that entertains but still shares an important message.

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