Regional Report - First Half of 2012

By Michael Wolfe
Georgia Regional Representative

As first presented in American Currents, Volume 37 Number 4, Fall (October) 2012
NANFA News Members, Events, Accomplshments and Administrivia

We had a busy April, with an event almost every weekend.  Six NANFAs helped with the Reinhardt University Bioblitz capturing and sharing fishes with the students as part of a larger event put on by Dr. Zach Felix.  Next, we had a stream side display tank and helped with the Rivers Alive trash pickup on the Apalachee River.  And we ended the month with another trash pickup on John’s Creek which has provided us with some future opportunities for outreach.  Later in the summer, a group of us went snorkeling the Etowah River, near the site of the first American gold rush.  We found mineral gold and the Bronze Darter along with the endemic and protected Etowah Darter, both at their type localities.  More has happened already in July and planned for August, but that can wait for our next report.