News Advisory From

For immediate release, March 22, 2006

The Stop I-3 Coalition is holding a public information meeting at the Clarkesville library, 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2006, to update area residents about the organization’s efforts.

Elizabeth Wells, Executive Director of the coalition, will make a brief address and respond to questions from the public.

The coalition represents a growing confederation of community organizations and conservation groups located in the four-state Appalachian region (see for details,) dedicated to stopping an unneeded highway that it believes would do irreparable harm to mountain economies, forests, farms, and streams, and to rural qualities of life rooted in a strong sense of place.

The coalition is sponsoring a petition drive, and is working with local elected officials to take a stand against the ruinous road that would cut through the mountains of north Georgia on its way from Savannah to Knoxville. To date, five counties in north Georgia, and three in western North Carolina, have taken formal stands against the I-3 corridor.

Elizabeth Wells, (706) 878-2030
Sandy Lyndon, (706) 754-0046