RBC Project Highlighted in Chattanooga Magazine

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RBC Project Highlighted in Chattanooga Magazine

The September 2017 issue of Get Out Chattanooga features a story about the Southeast Aquatic Biodiversity Preservation Strategy, developed jointly by the RBC and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute. Crayfish Picture Credit: Guenter Schuster. (Click image to open a PDF of the issue. The article appears on page 24.)

An RBC project is highlighted in the September issue of Get Out Chattanooga, a monthly outdoor lifestyle magazine associated with the Chattanooga Times Free Press.  The article, nestled among stories about beekeeping and Chattanooga’s annual Ironman, aims to inform readers about the Southeastern Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Strategy project completed in partnership with the UGA River Basin Center and the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute.

The Get Out article explains how watersheds can become imperiled and how sedimentation and runoff can harm aquatic ecosystems. It also informs the reader of local, popular fishing spots that the study highlights as at-risk, and suggests ways readers can help protect watersheds, such as joining a watershed monitoring group and being mindful of plastic use.

Get Out Chattanooga is a magazine and website billed as “your trailblazing guide to outdoor adventure in the Tennessee Valley.” The Chattanooga Times Free Press first covered this project in January 2017.

To view the story in Get Out Chattanooga, click here.

To view the final report of the Southeastern Aquatic Biodiversity Conservation Strategy, click here.