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Nearby: Coosa River Basin Initiaitve Holds Annual Meeting

Little River in Woodstock is part of the Coosa River Basin, which includes parts of Alabama and northwest Georgia.

Credit: Coosa River Basin Initiative
Credit: Coosa River Basin Initiative
The Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) wants feedback from its members on how its board and staff should map out its strategic plan.

The basin wants feedback during its annual meeting, which is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Rome-Floyd County ECO River Education Center. 

The annual meeting will include a review of the organization's success in 2013, awards for volunteers and supporters and a brief planning session to receive input from members about how CRBI will grow its efforts to protect the Coosa and its tributaries. 

“Right now CRBI is poised for growth,” said Amos Tuck, program coordinator and 
river keeper. “Our membership is full of creative, intelligent and passionate people, and we want to know what they want to see CRBI accomplish.” 

Using input from members, CRBI’s Board of Directors plans to develop a five-year 
strategic plan and a plan to raise $150,000 in new funds to match a $150,000 gift to be made by an anonymous foundation this year.

The organization is currently interviewing candidates for executive director, and this year plans to expand its staff to three full-time and two part-time employees in 2014. 

Former Executive Director Joe Cook now serves as the organization’s advocacy and communication coordinator. 

The event will also include recognition of key volunteers and supporters. Jeff and Sharon DeBruin of Adairsville will be honored as the Ray Kelley Volunteers of the Year. The DeBruins were active volunteers at all of CRBI’s fundraisers during 2013, participated in Etowah River Clean Sweep and provided assistance at the CRBI office. 

For more information, contact Joe Cook (706) 232-2724 or email at 
jcook@coosa.org. 

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