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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

Six Word Story Time! Playing with the po

July 18, 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: “Lazy River” http://ow.ly/i/4jSol

Register NOW for the Oconee River Hidden

July 18, 2014

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/5Xe2K

Mark your calendar for the Savannah Rive

July 17, 2014

Mark your calendar for the Savannah Riverkeeper’s 8th Annual Paddlefest August 2nd…
A festival will follow paddle event from 10:30am-3pm. Come out and enjoy music, food, vendors, Sweetwater beverages, and live/silent auctions. Festival is FREE to the public, just bring cash for vendors/auctions.

WHEN:
August 2nd 2014. Boat Launches start at 8:30am

WHAT:
Canoe/Kayak, SUP, and Homemade Raft paddle. Come out and leisurely paddle or compete in one of our race categories. ALL racing will be professionally timed this year!

WHERE:
Riverfront Marina (Next to SRK office)

REGISTER HERE FOR PADDLEFEST: http://www.paddlefestga.com/register.html
**There will NOT be an option for day of registration this year**
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Go snorkeling in the Conasauga river wit

July 16, 2014

Go snorkeling in the Conasauga river with Georgia ForestWatch ~ Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

Snorkeling will take place on a 1/4 mile stretch of the Conasauga river, where up to 47 species of fish have been documented. The Forest Service will provide equipment including wetsuits, masks, and snorkels. Plus, they’ll have special viewing boxes available that let you see underwater without going under – great for those not quite ready to take the plunge.

General Info:
Wet suits, masks and snorkels will be provided aw well as private changing area for those who wish to change clothes before or after snorkeling. The outing runs from approximately 10:30am to 2:00pm.

Meeting Time, Place, and Directions:
Meet at 9:15am at a designated place near Cisco, GA. More information will be provided upon reservation and payment (see below). From the meeting place the group will caravan to the snorkel site.

Leaders:
USFS guide and GFW Outreach Coordinator, Laura Stachler.

Outing Location:
Conasauga River, north of the Cohutta Wilderness.

Difficulty:
Easy, family friendly. Anyone over the age of 12 is welcome to attend. The water is deep in places, so weak swimmers need a safety float.

Bring:
You are welcome to bring your own mask & snorkel. Note: Due to the sensitive nature of this ecosystem, fins/flippers will not be allowed. Also bring swimsuit, water shoes, light hiking shoes, towel, safety float if desired, snack or lunch, beverages, and a small bag for wet clothes. (Allergic to bees/wasps? Remember your meds/epi-pen.)

Limit:
24 Snorkelers

Rain Date:
Rain or Shine. This snorkel will only cancel (or at least pause for a time) if there are thunderstorms in the area.

Pet Policy:
Thank you for not bringing your pet friends to this outing.

Family Safe Policy:
Outings are a smoke, alcohol, and drug free setting, thanks.

Reserve your spot today!

Reservations will be taken by phone only. Call 706-867-0051 to sign up.

While most Georgia ForestWatch outings are free, this outing does carry a non-refundable fee of $20 per person regardless of age. This fee is required by the U.S. Forest Service. Payment must be made by the deadline or your reservation will be canceled. Payment must be made no later than noon on Monday, July 21st.
Provide the first and last names of all participants in your party and their ages, your address and phone number (preferably home and cell) and your e-mail when you sign up.

Payment Options:
Cash, check, or credit card accepted in person at the Georgia ForestWatch office; credit card via phone, or you may mail in your check to Georgia ForestWatch, 81 Crown Mountain Place, Building C, Suite 200, Dahlonega, GA, 30533.

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