Gordon Rogers – Feb 8th

Meeting at Manuel’s Tavern

Topic: Issues up and down the Flint River, current priorities under the Gold Dome, and the current conflict over fishing rights on several Georgia rivers.

Bio: Gordon Rogers is Executive Director & Flint Riverkeeper®. He lives in the lower portion of the upper Flint in Talbot County. A native of South Georgia, Rogers attended college at Oxford College of Emory University, the University of Georgia–Athens, and Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. Following his formal schooling, he was employed for ten years by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources at the Coastal Resources Division in Brunswick, first as a fisheries statistician and later as a marine biologist and analyst. There he conducted basic research, management-oriented research, and marine policy development. Rogers then entered the private sector, as owner-operator of a Brunswick-based waste and recycling facility.
A professional fisherman, he has participated in tournaments, provided instruction and conducted fishing charters. He was formerly Executive Director of Satilla Riverwatch Alliance, Inc. and the Satilla Riverkeeper® from 2004 to 2009. He became Riverkeeper® and Executive Director of Flint Riverkeeper®, Inc., in 2009.