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.
Georgia Water Trails News is now out! This monthly e-newsletter includes water trail updates and useful resources as well as upcoming workshops, paddling trips, and other exciting news regarding water trails in Georgia and the U.S. Check it out! http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/420085/d6cf5d5310/1567502125/a9bdd229d7/
It’s time to mark your calendars again and save the date: Saturday, March 28– The St. Mary’s River Clean-up and Celebration hosted by the St. Mary’s River Management Committee and the St. Marys EarthKeepers, Inc.
Each year, hundreds of volunteers from four counties (Charlton, Camden, Nassau, Baker) work together to free our lovely river of the detritus that stifles her breath and sullies the marshes.
Last year, 94 St. Marys volunteers (including our entire City Council) collected 54 33-gallon bags of trash, 26 bags of recyclable material plus carpets, broken furniture, tires, plumbing fixtures, rotting boards and other debris from the roadside, riverfront and ditches. And that’s just what they could reach.
The cleanup will take place along the shorelines of the St. Marys River (and its tributaries) in Nassau and Baker counties in Florida and Camden and Charlton counties in Georgia. The celebration picnic, following the cleanup, will take place at White Oak Plantation in Nassau County, FL (581705 White Oak Road Yulee, FL 32097) at 11:30 and end at 1:30. (A ticket is necessary for entrance into White Oak.)
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Anyone who wishes to volunteer can participate in the cleanup. Volunteers under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to register as a group, family or individual, contact Dean Woehrle at (904) 845-2806 or, in St. Marys, Alex Kearns at (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. Marys volunteers will meet at Howard Gilman City Park (St. Marys waterfront) at 9 am and work until 12 pm, followed by lunch at White Oak Plantation. Volunteers each year span ages from six years old to eighty-plus. http://ow.ly/i/8FefC http://ow.ly/i/8Fegp
Want to keep up with all the most current river issues? We can help you out! Georgia River Network follows and tracks a number of issues all year long. Put simply, we follow issues that affect clean water, water supply and enjoyment of Georgia’s streams, rivers, and reservoirs. See our website for how you can follow along, too: http://www.garivers.org/component/content/article.html?id=130 http://ow.ly/i/8MBAG
Mark your calendars now for Hands Across Augusta Spring Cleanup & Community Recycling Event held by the @Savannah Riverkeeper! All ages are encouraged to join in on March 14th for a day of great doings! See they event’s Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/427027630783550 http://ow.ly/i/8MA4O