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Six Word Story Time! Playing with the po

September 19, 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: “Rope Swings” http://ow.ly/i/4my8n

Join Georgia Kayak Fishing for this awes

September 17, 2014

Join Georgia Kayak Fishing for this awesome opportunity!

*OCT 4
CoastFest
GA DNR Coastal Regional
Headquarters – Brunswick, GA

Get more info and sign up HERE: http://www.georgiakayakfishing.com http://ow.ly/i/4F8lN http://ow.ly/i/4F8ov

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

September 16, 2014

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ A 5 minute shower uses anywhere between 10 to 25 gallons of water. You can reduce the flow of water by installing a water saving showerhead. http://www.conservewatergeorgia.net/documents/indiv_indoorTips.html

Six Word Story Time! Playing with the po

September 12, 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: “Misty Mornings” http://ow.ly/i/4mxY0

Last chance to REGISTER for the Chattaho

September 10, 2014

Last chance to REGISTER for the Chattahoochee River Hidden Gems Event – Sept 13th in Columbus, GA!
https://chattahoochee.eventbrite.com

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 ****

REGISTER NOW: https://chattahoochee.eventbrite.com http://ow.ly/i/6MbWZ

On Sept. 21, dozens of paddlers from acr

September 10, 2014

On Sept. 21, dozens of paddlers from across North Georgia and beyond will launch on the Etowah River in Dawson County to celebrate the river and raise funds to create a 163-mile-long boating trail stretching from near Dahlonega to Rome.

The Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo will feature a 9-mile paddle on the Etowah through the Dawson Forest Wildlife Management Area followed by a dinner provided by Big D’s Barbecue in Dawsonville and Pepsi, with live music from Little Mountain Folk and a kayak giveaway from The Outside World.

Cost of the event is $50 per person (or $90 per couple) and includes complimentary canoe or kayak rentals courtesy of Appalachian Outfitters and Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI), dinner, shuttle service and a chance to win a new kayak. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to assist local communities in promoting and building the Etowah River Water Trail.

The event begins at 1 p.m. and continues until 8 p.m. at Dawson County’s Rock Creek Park. To learn more and purchase tickets, visit http://www.coosa.org/events/etowah-river-water-trail-rodeo

“Our vision is to have river access points along the entire length of the river so it’s easy for a local family or visitors to take a trip down the Etowah,” said Joe Cook of CRBI, a non-profit organization based in Rome that is leading a group of stakeholders in facilitating creation of the trail. “The Etowah is home to the best family paddling in North Georgia, and we want to make it more accessible.”

The stakeholders group, consisting of representatives from local governments, convention and visitors bureaus, private businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals has worked for the past two years to create the water trail.

In the past year, two new public boat launches have been installed on the river in Cherokee and Bartow counties, and within the year, additional launches will be in place in Forsyth and Bartow counties.

Sponsors of the Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo include Appalachian Outfitters, The Outside World, Big D’s Barbecue, Pepsi and CRBI.

CRBI is a 501c3 non profit organization and member of the international Waterkeeper Alliance. Its mission is to inform and empower citizens to protect, preserve and restore North America’s most biologically diverse river basin.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT JOE COOK AT 706-409-0128 or email at JCOOK@COOSA.ORG
http://ow.ly/i/6DI0n

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

September 9, 2014

It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY!
Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~ Ever tried carrying your kayak alone? It’s all in the legs! http://www.useakayak.org/techniques_misc/carry_kayak.html

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