It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ Go out and enjoy the beauty of the Broad River Water Trail. http://garivers.org/broad-river-water-trail.html
Join Keepin’ It Wild in their Where the Water Goes Outing Series all summer! Whether you join Keepin’ It Wild for a walking tour of the upper watershed, a paddle down the Ocmulgee River, or an overnight camp-out on Sapelo Island, you are sure to gain insight on the often-overlooked water resources that serve as the life-blood of our green infrastructure. The health and protection of these important headwaters in the Atlanta area will be key to restoring a healthy and sustainable environment for our local and global communities in the 21st Century.
Friday, Sept 19 – Sunday, Sept 21, 2014
Visit of ecosystem types, forest, estuary and coastal bar, and tours of area historical sites…
For more information on the September 19th-21st trip, please visit http://www.ecoaddendum.org/event/where-the-water-goes-sapelo-island/
Have you paddled the Chattahoochee Whitewater Course in Columbus. GA yet? REGISTER NOW for the Chattahoochee River Hidden Gems Event – Sept 13th in Columbus, GA!
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!
GRN is partnering with Chattahoochee RiverWarden, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Uptown Columbus, and Len Foote Hike Inn for this exciting event!
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 Book-signing of GRN’s newly released ‘Chattahoochee River User’s Guide’ by author Joe Cook.
Join us for this exciting opportunity!
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 Outside World Outfitters Columbus ****
Ever heard of the South River in Metro Atlanta? Ever paddled it? Watch this informative video: http://youtu.be/tO9oDCU7DeQ
and join South River Watershed Alliance for their upcoming paddling events and river cleanups:
**September 6 – SOUTH RIVER PADDLING TRIP
**October 4 – SOUTH RIVER JAMBOREE” ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
**October 18 – SOUTH RIVER TIRE ROUNDUP & CLEANUP
SEE DETAILS BELOW
** September 6 – SOUTH RIVER PADDLING TRIP 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Lorraine Park and Trailhead was once a junkyard for automobiles. Now it is a great place to have lunch, view the South River from two lookout points, and embark on a trip down the river. The river along this section is a little wider and flatter than the upstream section we paddle in DeKalb County. Around every bend is a surprise, an unobstructed view of the river that almost takes your breath away, slow lazy drifts reminiscent of what you would expect to find along waterways in South Georgia, and amazing tree lined bluffs characteristic of Georgia’s Piedmont forest.
Trip distance is about 5 miles and takes about 4 hours from put in to take out. Plan to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for a 9:30 a.m. departure. Canoeing experience is not required but individuals should be physically able to paddle for an extended period without tiring. Cost is $40 per person which includes canoe rental, insurance, and lunch served at end of outing. Shuttle service back to put in is provided. Space is limited. Contact Jackie (404) 285-3756 if you have questions. Kayakers should call for additional information.
More details: http://ow.ly/z0pVi
** October 4 – SOUTH RIVER JAMBOREE” ANNUAL FUNDRAISER 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.
Join SRWA for the second annual South River Jamboree. Thanks to the generosity of a SRWA supporter, this year’s Jamboree will take place on the bank of the South River in south DeKalb County. Enjoy a spectacular festive evening with background sounds provided courtesy of the South River. Mark your calendar. This will be an event you don’t want to miss. More detail to follow.
Sign up here: http://ow.ly/z0pVi
** October 18 – SOUTH RIVER TIRE ROUNDUP & CLEANUP-9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
Just as every litter bit harms the South River – every tire, plastic bottle, aluminum can, glass bottle, basketball, soccer ball, golf ball, piece of Styrofoam, and other debris – every bit of litter removed from the South River leaves it healthier. Choose a date. Lend a hand. Make a difference. More details: http://ow.ly/z0pVi
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: “Birds of a Feather” http://ow.ly/i/4mxJX
It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ Learn and sign up for workshop and training opportunities. http://garivers.org/events/workshops-and-training.html