Welcome to the City of Griffin Stormwater Division’s “Importance of your Water” Annual Photography Contest

February 2019 Featured Photograph for the City of Griffin Stormwater Division’s “Importance of your Water” Annual Photography Contest

The following photograph, taken by Michael Renew, is titled “Flint River

Flowing for over 350 miles, this majestic river starts just below Hartsfield Jackson Airport in Atlanta and joins the Chattahoochee River at Lake Seminole, below Bainbridge GA. It is home to an incredible diversity of plant and animal species, including the shoal bass, shoal lily and the Halloween darter, a fish found only in the Flint River. The river faces many dangers to its waters, including sediment, sewage, nutrients, stormwater runoff and plans to dam the river. The City of Griffin gets its drinking water from the Flint. It is important to appreciate the beauty and fragility of our drinking water source.

A winning photograph will be featured here each month.  Each photo will be accompanied by an educational message.  A traveling display of all of the photos will be set up in Griffin. Let us know if you would like to host the traveling display!

Interested in entering the photo contest next year?  Photographs taken within Griffin-Spalding County will be accepted in March of 2019.  The photos should reflect how important clean water is to all of us.  Themes can include natural settings, wildlife, municipal water/wastewater/stormwater, recreation or pollution.  Photos for the 2019 contest must be taken after March 2018.

Contact Brice Martin at bmartin@cityofgriffin.com or Alexa Robinson at arobinson@cityofgriffin.com for questions or if you wish to have the traveling display featured at your building. 

Special thanks to everyone that entered the contest and to our photography contest judges, Bob Rice, Bonnie Morét and Dan Dunnahoo.

Check back next month to see the next featured photograph and photographer!

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