State Director, Environment Georgia

Started on staff: 2000
B.A. and B.S., The College of William and Mary
As director, Jennette coordinates policy development, research, outreach and legislative advocacy for Environment Georgia. She has run successful campaigns to designate Georgia’s first outstanding national resource water along the headwaters of the Conasauga River, expand parks along the Chattahoochee River and Jekyll Island State Park, and stop construction of three new coal-fired power plants in Georgia, while also advocating for solar policies that have helped make Georgia one of the top 10 states for solar in the country. She serves on the leadership team for the Georgia Water Coalition, and on the boards of Citizens for Progressive Transit and The Georgia Solar Energy Association. Jennette lives in Atlanta, where she enjoys training for triathlons and hiking and camping in Georgia’s mountains.

Posts by Jennette Gayer
Statement: Dirty Water Rule puts the Okefenokee Swamp at risk

Clean water

Statement: Dirty Water Rule puts the Okefenokee Swamp at risk

Under the Trump administration’s rule removing Clean Water Act protections for thousands of wetlands and streams, a titanium mining operation will be allowed to proceed near the Okefenokee Swamp in southeast Georgia without federal permits. The Army Corps of Engineers ruled that most of the wetlands impacted by the mine are no longer protected by the Clean Water Act.  

Media Statements  

Experiencing Nature Online

Green living

Experiencing Nature Online

It’s nice to be reminded that the world is so much bigger than the few rooms or blocks that most of us have been confined to for the past few weeks. Here’s a rundown of some of great natural spaces you can check out on your computer from the friendly confines of your own living room.

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