Need plans for Columbus Day weekend? Join Georgia River Network on Columbus Day weekend for a voyage down the Flint River that would fill Christopher Columbus with envy. We’ll travel 70 miles from Albany to Bainbridge taking in the best of the Flint–beautiful blue hole springs, lively rapids, rich history, abundant wildlife and more! Fashioned after our annual week-long Paddle Georgia events, we will tent camp at Chehaw Park and on the river two nights at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat. Like our annual summer adventure, we will enjoy catered meals, educational programs and great camaraderie as we make our way down one of Georgia’s most beautiful rivers during a beautiful time of year. To learn more, go to http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/fallfloat.html
Have you heard of the Ocean Exchange’s 2015 Annual Event, held on October 11 – 13, 2015?
Following a Call For Solutions, selected solution creators will be invited to Savannah, GA to present their work. A Board of Governors and invited guests representing a cross-section of professions from industry, government, conservation, research and academia will select the Gulfstream® Navigator Award and WWL Orcelle Award Winners.
Ocean Exchange seeks innovative, proactive and globally scalable Solutions with working prototypes that can leap across industries, economies and cultures. Watch this space for more details on the 2015 theme! Prior themes have been ACCELERATE SUSTAINABILITY and LEAP TO ZERO+.
For more info on what they’re up to, please find them on twitter at @TheOceanExch.
For some additional perspective on our past finalist Solutions, check out Dain Dunstan’s blog highlighting the work of Ocean Exchange finalists and winners at large in the wider world. His first feature is our 2014 Gulfstream Navigator winner: Okeanos.
It’s TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of Week ~For frayed ends on nylon ropes, use a lighter or other flame to melt the frayed strands together. For other ropes, dip the frayed ends into liquid rubber coating used to recoat hand tools. Kits for these are sold at most hardware stores. http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?227 http://ow.ly/i/becJS
The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is having Camping & Paddling trip Friday, Oct 16, 2015 called the McIntosh Camp and Paddle Trip!
Want to know one great way to protect our Georgia rivers? Become a member of Georgia River Network! http://www.garivers.org/make-a-difference/join-grn.html By joining and becoming a member, you will be part of our work to protect and restore Georgia’s rivers by:
Engaging Georgians in river protection and restoration through activities like our Paddle Georgia trip, the promotion and development of new Water Trails, and the start-up of new river groups where they are needed.
Empowering Georgia’s network of more than 30 river groups so they can be successful in their local river protection efforts.
Working together with citizens and groups to advocate for strong protections for Georgia’s rivers
See our website for more information and how to join TODAY :D