GRN is Providing intensive technical assistance on water trail Development of the South River Water Trail! It’s part of the Upper Ocmulgee River watershed and is approximately 60 miles long. The main South River tributary emerges into daylight just north of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The South River Water Trail (SRWT), located in metro Atlanta, starts in DeKalb county near Constitution Lake and flows to Jackson Lake in Butts County. The water trail is currently being developed by the South River Watershed Alliance, Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area, Panola State Park, and the counties of Dekalb, Rockdale, Henry, and Newton with intensive technical assistance being provided by Georgia River Network. For more information visit http://www.southriverga.org/content.cfm?sid=50 http://ow.ly/i/biOy5 http://ow.ly/i/biOy5
Happy Independence Day, America!
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: “First Time on the River” http://ow.ly/i/8Bu3c
Get to know the staff at Georgia River Network! This round’s Staff Highlight is: Dana Skelton! Dana is the Director of Administration & Outreach and is currently serving as the Interim Director of GRN.
“I have been with GRN since January of 2002 through our growth from a small organization to a staff of 7. I have performed most of the different jobs at GRN to some degree before we hired dedicated staff for those programs. My current work involves bookkeeping, website updates, database management, administrative tasks, and event assistance.” http://ow.ly/i/bkYYb http://ow.ly/i/bkYYb
Saturday, July 11, 2015
RIVER DISCOVERY TRIP!
Buford Dam to McGinnis Ferry (9 miles)
Enjoy this ranger-led paddle trip within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. This trip is in partnership with the National Park Service.
For more details, go to http://chattahoochee.org/crk-watershed-outings/ http://ow.ly/i/biP5F http://ow.ly/i/biP5F
Weekend for Rivers is coming up on September 19-20, 2015 at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA. We are still accepting presentation proposals to be shared with us on Sept 19! Join us for a weekend of inspiration, education and connections with folks who love Georgia’s rivers as much as you! This year’s Weekend for Rivers theme is “River Revelations.” We are looking forward to hearing tales about what rivers have shown our friends and colleagues– about how local government works, about the natural world, about our families, our communities and ourselves. Join us September 19-20 to celebrate Georgia’s rivers as we share stories, policy and technical information, sage advice about nonprofit management, and more! The day will include river-lovers of all kinds painting a broad picture of the state of Georgia’s rivers and the good folks who protect, enjoy and honor them. Registration for Weekend for Rivers will open in July. If you register by August 3rd, you will receive a discount! So, mark your calendars and check back at http://garivers.org/events/weekend-for-rivers.html. http://ow.ly/i/bjBWR http://ow.ly/i/bjBWR