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

July 29, 2014

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ Curious about others’ previous experience on a certain water trail in Georgia? You can read trip reports from paddlers all over Georgia, and submit your own reports at http://ow.ly/sqefN

Come paddle with us in Athens! Register

July 28, 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/5Xe7q

Six Word Story Time! Playing with the po

July 25, 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: “Shuttle Story” http://ow.ly/i/4jSu8

Ever heard of the South River in Metro A

July 24, 2014

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:
**August 2 – SOUTH RIVER PADDLING TRIP
**Aug 23, & Oct 18 – SOUTH RIVER TIRE ROUNDUP & CLEANUP
**September 6 – SOUTH RIVER PADDLING TRIP
**October 4 – SOUTH RIVER JAMBOREE” ANNUAL FUNDRAISER

SEE DETAILS BELOW
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** August 2 – SOUTH RIVER PADDLING TRIP – 9:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.
They will paddle the DeKalb County section of the river from Panola Shoals to Klondike Road, a distance of approximately 5.5 miles. Canoeing experience is not required but participants should be physically able to paddle for an extended period without tiring. The cost is $40 which includes canoe rental, insurance, and lunch. Space is limited. Contact Jackie (404) 285-3756 if you have questions. Kayakers are welcome and should contact Jackie for additional information.

** Aug 23, & Oct 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

** 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

Visit http://www.southriverga.org to learn more about South River watershed Alliance and give them your support!
http://ow.ly/i/6bIES

Barbecue and Beer Join Forces for a Good

July 24, 2014

Barbecue and Beer Join Forces for a Good Cause -Aug. 9
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s good friends at SweetWater and Canoe will be hosting the “End-of-Summer BBQ on Aug. 9 to benefit CRK.
There will be food (lots and lots of barbecue), live music, and beer. Don’t forget to grab a Waterkeeper Hefeweizen while you are there.
CRK is super excited that this effort is being done to help us protect the river. Tickets are $30. Purchase yours today! https://www.signup4.net/Public/ap.aspx?EID=20143697E

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Ever Paddled the North Oconee River? Reg

July 23, 2014

Ever Paddled the North Oconee River? 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/5Xe4Y

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

July 22, 2014

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ Enjoy some of the 48 miles of water trail on the Chattahoochee River National Recreational Area. http://ow.ly/sqdac

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