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The Oconee Hidden Gems Paddle is officia

August 20, 2014

The Oconee Hidden Gems Paddle is officially SOLD OUT!
But don’t worry- our next Hidden Gems paddle is just around the corner! Register NOW for the Chattahoochee River Hidden Gems Paddling Event – Sept 13th in Columbus, GA!
https://chattahoochee.eventbrite.com

GRN is partnering with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Uptown Columbus, and Chattahoochee RiverWarden for this exciting event!

FROM DERELICT DAMS TO RECREATIONAL WHITEWATER:
ADVENTURE ON A REVITALIZED RIVER IN COLUMBUS, GA

Explore Columbus’ restored Chattahoochee via raft and experience the world’s longest urban whitewater run!

Registration options include (per person):
$40 Includes seat in raft (includes tax)
$50 Includes seat in raft and lunch (includes tax)
***Special Post-Paddle Party, Dinner and Booksigning of GRN’s newly released Chattahoochee River User’s Guide by author Joe Cook.

The paddle will include lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from history, water quality testing, and river cleanups to flora/fauna, and visual & performing arts.
***There will also be a Post-Paddle Party + Dinner provided by Zoës Kitchen at The Outside World ****

REGISTER NOW: https://chattahoochee.eventbrite.com
Join us for this exciting opportunity! http://ow.ly/i/6CqBB

Ready for our next Hidden Gems paddle? R

August 20, 2014

Ready for our next Hidden Gems paddle? Register NOW for the Oconee River Hidden Gems Paddling Event – Aug 23rd in Athens GA! Bobbin through remnants of the North Oconee’s historic timeworn textile mills….

https://oconee-gem.eventbrite.com
GRN is partnering with Upper Oconee Watershed Network, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, University of Georgia Office of Sustainability, UGA College of Environment & Design, UGA Outdoor Recreation, and Athens-Clarke County Oconee River Greenway Commission for this exciting event!

Spend a day paddling through the state’s hilly Piedmont as the Oconee winds through Athens. The paddle will include lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from history, water quality testing, and river cleanups to flora/fauna, and visual & performing arts.
***There will also be a Post-Paddle Party + Dinner at Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods! ***

Where: North Oconee River in Downtown, Athens
When: Saturday, Aug 23rd 9AM – 5PM
Cost:
• $50 ~ Includes Boat Rental, Lunch, and ACA Insurance ($35 kids)
• $25 ~ Includes Lunch and ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat
• $25 ~ Special Student Rate – Includes Boat Rental, Lunch, and ACA Insurance
• $15 ~ Includes ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat and Lunch

REGISTER NOW: https://oconee-gem.eventbrite.com
Join us for this exciting opportunity! http://ow.ly/i/5Xef3

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s T

August 19, 2014

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ For a list of launch sites throughout the state, a forum for paddlers, current news, events, and articles for kayak fishernen, Georgia Kayak Fishing is the place to go. http://www.georgiakayakfishing.com/

Public Input Meeting for Management of u

August 16, 2014

Public Input Meeting for Management of upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River- Aug. 19
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U.S. Forest Service officials invite the public to participate in one of two collaboration meetings on implementation of the 2012 decisions to manage recreation uses on the upper segment of the Chattooga Wild and Scenic River.
The meetings will take place at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 19 at the First Baptist Church, 403 E. Main St., Walhalla, S.C. The information and format for both meetings will be the same, providing flexibility for people to attend during the day or in the evening.
“During our collaborative process prior to the 2012 decisions, many people shared the same vision for the future of the upper Chattooga with respect to campsites, trails, interpretation, education and group sizes,” said Rick Lint, Forest Supervisor for the Francis Marion and Sumter National Forests. “We want people to come to one of the meetings, share their thoughts and energy behind that shared vision and work together as we move forward with implementation.”
Each meeting will start with information sharing from the Forest Service, followed by break-out sessions focused on designated trails and campsites. Specifically, the agency wants to collaborate on inventorying trails and campsites; providing quality camping and hiking experiences; interpretation and education opportunities; and which campsites and trails to keep or close.
“While we will share some information at the meeting, we are asking attendees to come to the meeting ready to roll up their sleeves and work together to create a shared vision for a path forward for managing this beautiful and cherished river,” Lint said. “There is a lot of interest in the Chattooga River, and I look forward to this next phase of the collaborative process.”
The Forest Service is asking those planning to attend to RSVP to Mary Jackson at maryyjackson@fs.fed.us or 803-561-4000 no later than Aug. 13. To learn more, visit http://fs.usda.gov/scnfs.

Six Word Story Time! Playing with the po

August 15, 2014

Six Word Story Time!

Playing with the popular six word novel idea, we are collecting six word stories about rivers. Post your 6 word story in the comment section below.

This Week’s Six Word Story Stream Theme: “Magical Mussels” http://ow.ly/i/4mxAq

Come Paddle with us in Athens! Register

August 15, 2014

Come Paddle with us in Athens! Register NOW for the Oconee River Hidden Gems Paddling Event – Aug 23rd in Athens GA! Bobbin through remnants of the North Oconee’s historic timeworn textile mills….

https://oconee-gem.eventbrite.com
GRN is partnering with Upper Oconee Watershed Network, State Botanical Gardens of Georgia, University of Georgia Office of Sustainability, UGA College of Environment & Design, UGA Outdoor Recreation, and Athens-Clarke County Oconee River Greenway Commission for this exciting event!

Spend a day paddling through the state’s hilly Piedmont as the Oconee winds through Athens. The paddle will include lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from history, water quality testing, and river cleanups to flora/fauna, and visual & performing arts.
***There will also be a Post-Paddle Party + Dinner at Weaver D’s Delicious Fine Foods! ***

Where: North Oconee River in Downtown, Athens
When: Saturday, Aug 23rd 9AM – 5PM
Cost:
• $50 ~ Includes Boat Rental, Lunch, and ACA Insurance ($35 kids)
• $25 ~ Includes Lunch and ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat
• $25 ~ Special Student Rate – Includes Boat Rental, Lunch, and ACA Insurance
• $15 ~ Includes ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat and Lunch

REGISTER NOW: https://oconee-gem.eventbrite.com
Join us for this exciting opportunity! http://ow.ly/i/5XedN

American Rivers’ Atlanta office is look

August 14, 2014

American Rivers’ Atlanta office is looking to add one more person to their team on a short-term basis to work on Georgia/metro Atlanta-related Clean Water Supply work.
Check out the job description… and apply! http://ow.ly/i/6yzFV http://ow.ly/i/6yzFW

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