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John Abbot and the Pearly Eye Butterflies of Athens-Clarke County!

August 24, 2016
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Did you know that Scientists estimate that there are between 15000 and 20000 different species of butterfly?
 
Check out some of these species tomorrow at the event: John Abbott and the Pearly Eye Butterflies of Athens-Clarke County!
 
Where: The Special Collections Library Auditorium
When: Thursday, August 25th @ 5:30PM
 
What is this event all about?
 
2015 was the hottest year in human history!! In his talk, Dr. James W. Porter, Meigs Professor of Ecology, will discuss anthropogenic climate change and conservation in Georgia and Athens-Clarke County. The stunning diversity, including rare species, of butterflies found in Tallassee Forest, the newest of the county’s conservation areas, will be on display. In this lecture, he will announce a major new discovery of the presence of three lookalike species of Pearly Eye butterflies within the county’s Tallassee Forest. The presence of three virtually indistinguishable, but genetically distinct, species at the same time and in the same place is almost unheard of outside the tropics!

Leaves aren’t the only things that fall in October!

August 23, 2016
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The Fall Float on the Flint will be October 8th through 10th!

Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper are excited for our paddlers to enjoy a beautiful trip 56 miles on the Flint from just south of Albany to just north of Bainbridge taking in the best of the Flint–beautiful blue hole springs, lively shoals, rich history, abundant wildlife and more!

The best way to protect and promote river health is by getting to know your rivers so come out with family and friends to enjoy this exciting event!

If you would like more information or to register, please follow this link https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1839137

Yoga, Drum Circles, Campfires and more in-store for the Lower Oconee Hidden Gem Paddle and Campout

August 22, 2016
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DO YOU like yoga, drum circles, campfires, live music, and Low Country Boils? Then YOU SHOULD SIGN UP for the Lower Oconee Hidden Gem Paddle and Campout!

This two day event will take place September 17th through 18th and we will paddle along the Oconee River in Milledgville, Georgia!

If that isn’t enough for you, there will also be events such as a scavenger hunt, nature trivia, and corn hole! We will also be having presentations along the route in adopt-a-stream, flora, fauna, river restoration, performing artists, history, and paddle & campout partners: Georgia River Network, Altamaha Riverkeeper, and Lower Oconee Water Trail Partnership!

Book your spot TODAY before they are all gone!

For more information and to register, follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lower-oconee-hidden-gem-paddle-campout-sept-17-18-tickets-25059977066

Knowing the Rules of the Road on Waterways Could Save Your Life!

August 21, 2016
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Knowing the the “Rules of the Road” when it comes to paddling is important for your safety! DO YOU know the rules???
 
Paddlers move much slower than other motorized boat traffic on the water! It’s also hard to see paddlers on the water! It is VERY important to understand how other boats navigate waterways to make sure everyone is safe on the water!
 
For more information on the “Rules of the Road” when it comes to waterways, check out this fun and interesting article!
 

Fall Float on the Flint 2016 is right around the corner!

August 20, 2016
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How do fall leaves get from place to place? With autumn-mobiles!

Join Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper this fall for the 2016 Fall Float on the Flint!

The event will take place October 8th through 10th! Georgia River Netowork (GRN) wants to empower Georgians to get to know their rivers and protect them! One way we do that is through the Fall Float on the Flint! This trip educates participants on the river’s animal life, plant life, water issues, and much more. GRN believes that if you enjoy your rivers, you’ll care about your rivers. And if you care about your rivers, you’ll want to learn more about them and how you, too, can help protect and restore them.

To learn more and register, please visit the Fall Float on the Flint event page at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1839137

The deadline to register is only a little over a month away so secure your spot while you still can!

What do the the Robust Redhorse, Oconee Burrowing Crayfish, and Cherokee Rose have in common?

August 19, 2016
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What do the the Robust Redhorse, Oconee Burrowing Crayfish, and Cherokee Rose have in common?

They all reside on the beautiful Oconee River where we are holding our upcoming Lower Oconee Hidden Gem Paddle & Campout in September! Georgia River Network will be heading out with our paddlers to explore the Oconee River in Milledgeville, Georgia!

The first day we will be paddling for 6.1 miles, but don’t worry, we’ll be sure to reenergize you with lunch and a yummy Low Country Boil dinner provided by Altamaha Riverkeeper!

The second day a hot breakfast will be provided and then we will paddle for 6.2 more miles! The whole journey is flatwater so paddlers of all levels are welcome to join!

Come hang out with Georgia River Network, Altamaha Riverkeeper, and Lower Oconee Water Trail Partnership for an exciting weekend of adventure!

Need more infomation and want to register? Follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lower-oconee-hidden-gem-paddle-campout-sept-17-18-tickets-25059977066

Rincon Branch Clean Up!

August 17, 2016
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It takes a group effort to keep are waterways CLEAN and SAFE so come out for the Rincon Branch Creek Cleanup!

Join in on a cleanup along the Rincon Branch Creek in Effingham County. An opportunity to make a difference in the amount of trash that can wash into our waterways and cause damage to water quality and wildlife.

All members of the public are invited to join! We will meet at the corner of E Fourth Street and Tyler Street in Rincon, GA. Trash bags, gloves and water will be provided to volunteers.

Volunteers will divide into teams as necessary to pick up trash along the shoulders of E Fourth Street and down towards the creek.

Sign up here: http://www.savannahriverkeeper.org/volunteer-opportunities.html to help clean up the Savannah River Watershed! Contact SRK Outreach Coordinator Jacob Oblander with any questions at 330-428-4479.

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