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Oconee River Greenway Foundation Information Meeting

What: Oconee River Greenway Foundation Information Meeting

When: 7 p.m., Thursday, December 9

Where: Knight Community Innovation Center, 127 W. Hancock St., next to the Campus Theater in downtown Milledgeville.

The Oconee River Greenway Foundation invites Milledgeville-Baldwin County residents to help plan the future of the community’s natural gem on the banks of the Oconee River.

The Greenway Foundation, in concert with a graduate non-profit management class at Georgia College & State University, wants to update the community on its progress in building the corridor along the Oconee River as a natural resource for all Milledgeville-Baldwin County, as well as the entire State of Georgia, to share and celebrate.  

Public Hearing Scheduled for Proposed Washington Coal Plant

A public hearing on pollution levels for proposed Plant Washington coal-fired plant will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. at Ridge Road Elementary School.

Georgians for Smart Energy (GSE) will host an information session at 6 p.m.

At 7 p.m., the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) will conduct a public hearing about Plant Washington.

Proposed by Power4Georgians, LLC, the coal-fired power plant would be located near Sandersville in Central Ga.

The hearing subject is the water withdrawal permit and the water discharge permits (NPDES permit).

According to a news release, if Plant Washington is built, the water would be piped in 30 miles from the Oconee River and draw from 15 groundwater wells near the proposed plant site.

GSE is a coalition of energy, citizen and environmental organizations from across Georgia, including Washington County residents.