Budd has been a force for progress in GeorgiaNewnan’s Warren Budd is passionate about the Chattahoochee River and about conservation. When the outspoken Budd advocates a cause, he not only talks the talk but he also walks the walk.
This month, Budd’s work on behalf of the Chattahoochee River was recognized by the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper when Budd received the River Steward Award.
Budd served on the Georgia Board of Natural Resources for seven years.
“All during my board membership, I tried to support the average guy out there who likes to go to the state park, who likes to hunt and fish,” Budd said.
Budd should still be serving on the Natural Resources Board, but he was replaced by Gov. Nathan Deal after Budd began questioning the feasibility of state reservoir projects and questioning a fish kill in the Ogeechee River.
Unfortunately, that’s the way politics work. Someone who speaks out on an issue too often finds themselves replaced.
We congratulate Budd on his riverkeeper award and for his passion for our rivers and for conservation. As Rogers said in presenting the award to Budd: He has been “a force for progress in Georgia, giving voice to Georgia’s rivers and backing up talk with action.”