It’s WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week ~ Want to take a paddling trip outside Georgia? Check out this interactive map of exemplary Water Trails across the country! http://www.nps.gov/WaterTrails/Trail
Check out this article on a small group paddling down the Savannah River basin to raise environmental awareness (http://ow.ly/L4Svy ). They plan on doing about 425 miles in a month! Then go check out the page of our good friends Savannah Riverkeeper (http://www.savannahriverkeeper.org/)! http://ow.ly/i/abDGU
There are still thru spots available for PADDLE GEORGIA 2015! Register TODAY!
What happens when you and 400 other people sign up for Paddle Georgia and spend a week paddling 100 miles down a Georgia river together?
Among other things, you apply sunscreen, haul boats, run rapids, shoot water cannons, catch fish, jump from rocks, swing from ropes, frolic in waterfalls, encounter critters, apply some more sunscreen, haul some more boats and run some more rapids.
In the end, you have one great time!
For details about this year’s Paddle GA 2015 on the Ogeechee River (June 20-26), go to http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/pgjourney.html.
It’s time for the 5th Annual Sweep the Hooch CleanUp!
Although it’s obvious to most that river cleanups improve the quality of our water, we’ve discovered that they do much more than that. Cleanups are also a great way to develop a sense of “river community.” This is your chance to volunteer and be part of this community.
Cleanup will be on April 11th and locations will take place in the Chattahoochee Recreation Area, Georgia State Park sites (Sweetwater Creek, Chattahoochee Bend, and Don Carter), Gwinnett County (Jones Bridge) and Riverview Landing in Mableton. Registration closes April 8th at noon.
Attention River Conservationists and Stewards! Take advantage of Bridgestone’s One Team, One Planet Spent Tire Program! Since Earth Day 2012, this program has salvaged and recycled more than 25,000 tires from over than 80 river cleanups. If you have a cleanup planned be sure to fill out the Community Event Request Form and Bridgestone will collect your tires for free! They ask that you submit your request at least one month before your cleanup event. Find out more on our website: http://garivers.org/gwtc/conservation/conservation-stewardship.html http://ow.ly/i/a7DwV