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

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

The following photograph, taken by Karen Martin, is titled “Rainy Iris

The City of Griffin is known as the Iris City, in association with the Flint River Iris Society, which holds an iris show and sale each year. A great place to see a variety of beautiful iris is at the UGA Research Gardens. Why does Georgia grow such an amazing variety of plants? Georgia receives around 50 inches of rain per year and is host to six ecoregions. Each region boasts a unique habitat of plants and animals. The availability of rain and ground water are a large part of why Georgia is so varied in its plant life. Next time it rains, think of all the beautiful life that water is supporting.

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!

I Want To
Contact Numbers

Operator: 770-229-6400
Central Services: 770-229-6421
Customer Service: 770-229-6403
Environmental Hotline: 770-229-6625
Planning & Development: 770-233-4130
Police Department: 770-229-6450
Narcotics Tip Line: 678-692-0452
Public Works: 770-229-6603
For Power/Water Outages Call: 770-229-6406
National Human Trafficking Resource Center: 1-888-373-7888