Ellijay has three wonderful rivers running through it. Unfortunately both the beauty and usability of these rivers are hampered by three large sewer pipes. Two pipes run across the surface and one is just inches below the water. These pipes make the rivers unsuitable for recreation (canoes, kayaks or tubers), are eyesores, and present a potential pollution danger during flooding. One of the pipes has broken, spilling copious amounts of sewerage into the river and finally flowing into Carters Lake.
SOS is a community effort to improve our rivers by submerging the sewer pipes thereby turning our rivers into community assists. We are a non-profit, charitable organization. The goal is to do this without burdening the county taxpayers by using grants and if necessary fund raisers.
We have spoken with the Water Authority, the Ellijay City Council, and the mayor of Ellijay. Our goal is to gain community support throughout Gilmer County.
Research has begun to locate available grants from federal, state and corporate sources. The results so far are promising. But we need your help.
SOS-Gilmer.com send us your thoughts and ideas. Let us know if you would like to get actively involved with SOS. Working together on SOS we become an active community improving our environment and increasing tourism and business for our local merchants
The Ellijay SOS Corporation is an organization for the charitable and educational purpose of organizing volunteers to work cooperatively toward the goal of improving the quality of life in Gilmer County, Georgia.
Ellijay SOS Corporation is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization.