Each year, the highlight of the Friends of the Garden annual meeting is an interesting talk on nature or gardening. This year we are pleased to have the very entertaining and knowledgeable Dorinda Dallmeyer tell us about a vital part of our own state. The Altamaha is "Georgia's largest river and third largest contributor of freshwater to the Atlantic Ocean on North America's eastern shore". It is on The Nature Conservancy's list of the 75 last great places on Earth.
Dorinda G. Dallmeyer directs the Environmental Ethics Certificate Program of the College of Environment and Design at the University of Georgia. A devoted naturalist and writer, Dorinda received the 2005 Phillip Reed Memorial Award for Outstanding Writing about the Southern Environment. Her books include "Bartram's Living Legacy: The Travels and the Nature of the South" (Mercer 2010), pairing William Bartram's classic from 1791 with essays by 17 modern-day Southern nature writers, and "Altamaha: A River and Its Keeper" (University of Georgia 2012) featuring the photographs of James R. Holland, with essays by Dorinda and fellow Georgian Janisse Ray. She also manages the Southern Nature Project, a regional e-community promoting more and better writing about the Southern environment.