Join Coosa River Basin Initiative (CRBI) for a 7-mile journey on the Chattooga River, which runs from historic Lyerly Dam to Holland-Chattoogaville Road, taking in gentle shoals, picturesque bluffs and clear, cold springs.
It’s Saturday June 13th at 9 am!
To reserve your spot and receive the directions and logistics for the paddle, you must register online at: http://www.coosa.org/events/paddle-trips
It’s WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week ~
Did you know Communities in Georgia are making a difference with water trails For example, 21 cities and counties formed the The Altamaha River Partnership and use the Altamaha Trail as a way to promote tourism in their region. Check out the water trails in your backyard.
We at Georgia River Network are grateful for your past support of our Paddle Georgia Youth Program. Your support has helped us build the river stewards of tomorrow and train teachers in water education.
Through scholarships, the Paddle Georgia Youth Program brings a group of 10-12 underserved youth with their chaperones on the journey. Most of these kids have never been on a river or camped in a tent before. The Youth Program introduces them to the importance of river protection but more importantly to the joys of paddling a river. The experience is transformative!
The Paddle Georgia Educators Scholarship Program brings teachers in grades K-12 on the trip and provides environmental education training which includes Georgia Adopt-A-Stream and Project WET curriculum. The goal is for these educators to take their experiences on the river and the curriculum they learned back to their classrooms. This program is impactful way beyond the river we paddle.
Georgia River Network asks you to make a donation today earmarked for both of these scholarship programs by using the enclosed envelope of by making a gift online at http://www.gariver.org. Make sure to designate your gift to the PG Youth/Educator Scholarship.
It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~
Not all kayaks are the same. If you are in the market for one, remember, there are many different types of kayaks, all with their own advantages for different types of paddling. Find out which kayak is best for you http://ow.ly/Iuaq3 http://ow.ly/i/8vOu2
ONLY 12 MORE DAYS!!! The Georgia Trail Summit is happening in Athens June 4,5 & 6 at the Graduate Hotel. Come out and see wonderful keynote speakers and learn about trails of all kinds in Georgia!
Have this lovely day off? Check out your local watershed group to get involved with river projects or check out the closest river to you for a day of paddling! You can find all this information on our website: http://www.garivers.org/ Happy Memorial Day!
Join the Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) for a sunset cruise along the Intracoastal and Altamaha Tuesday, June 2nd!
On the 50 minute cruise, learn about the area’s rich cultural and natural history and what ARK is doing to protect the river. The cruise begins at the Hampton Marina dock on the north end of St. Simons at 6:15 pm and returns around 9:30pm. The river cruise is $100 for members or $120 for non-members and includes a one year ARK membership.
Call 855-902-4040 to make your reservation.