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Today is Water Professionals Appreciatio

May 4, 2015

Today is Water Professionals Appreciation Day in Georgia! A HUGE thank you to all water professionals and advocates for keeping our water flowing, treating the waste water, and keeping the streams clean. Without these wonderful individuals, we wouldn’t have all our beautiful water resources.

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Register for a wonderful day on the rive

May 4, 2015

Register for a wonderful day on the river! The Middle Oconee River Hidden Gem Paddle is taking place in Athens, GA on May 17th- you won’t want to miss out!

http://middle-oconee.eventbrite.com

Georgia River Network is partnering with Upper Oconee Watershed Network, UGA Office of Sustainability, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia, UGA River Basin Center, UGA College of Environment and Design, and Athens-Clarke County Oconee River Greenway Commission for this exciting one day paddling event and dinner party!

Paddle along one of the Classic City’s up and coming Water Trails!
Spend a day paddling through this secluded gem of bubbling shoals, rocky outcrops & historic mills in Athens, GA!
The event will include lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from flora/fauna, water quality testing, and river cleanups to cultural history, and visual & performing arts. There will also be a special Post Paddle Party and Dinner with Live Band: Helen Dodge!

COST:
$60 – Includes Boat Rental, Lunch, and ACA Insurance ($35 kids – 18 and under)
$35 – Includes Lunch and ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat
$25 – Includes ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat and Lunch
$16 – Post Paddle Party /Dinner/ Live Music
Big thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible: Len Foote Hike Inn, UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA Recreational Sports/ UGA Outdoor Recreation Program.
Get your tickets here: http://middle-oconee.eventbrite.com

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When you look at a map of the state of G

May 3, 2015

When you look at a map of the state of Georgia, what do you notice first?

Mostly roads, right? Because most maps are road maps. But the interesting thing is that if you were to draw all the rivers and streams in Georgia in lines as bold as the highways on your road map, the state would look almost completely blue. That means that if you live in Georgia, you live no more than a few miles from a river or stream! And of course, your local creek flows into a bigger stream or river, which is part of a greater watershed — an area of land that has one thing in common: that when rain falls within its borders, all that water eventually will flow to the same place.

So, in case you didn’t know, you live closer to a stream than you might have thought, and you’re the resident of a greater watershed! Congratulations!

Do you want to find out more about the rivers and streams in your area? Click here: http://www.garivers.org/experience-your-river/rivers-near-you.html

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Round up your paddles and your posse for

May 3, 2015

Round up your paddles and your posse for the 9th Annual PaddleFest in Augusta, GA! Come out and leisurely paddle or compete in one of their race categories. ALL racing will be professionally timed!

WHEN: May 16, 2015 – Boat Launches start at 8:30am
WHAT: Canoe, Kayak, Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP), and Homemade Raft Event
WHERE: Savannah Riverkeeper Headquarters, 105 Riverfront Drive, Augusta, GA 30901

To learn more & register – http://www.paddlefestga.com/

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There are always a lot of river events g

May 2, 2015

There are always a lot of river events going on, and we cannot post all of them here! Check out our website’s calendar for a full schedule of events every month!

http://www.garivers.org/events/calendar.html

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Six Word Story Time! Playing with the po

May 1, 2015

Six Word Story Time! Playing with the popular six word novel idea, we are collecting six word
stories about rivers. Post your 6 word story in the comment section
below. This Week’s Six Word Story Stream Theme: ʺDips in the Riverʺ

REGISTRATION is OPEN for the Middle Ocon

April 30, 2015

REGISTRATION is OPEN for the Middle Oconee River Hidden Gem Paddle taking place in Athens, GA on May 17th!

http://middle-oconee.eventbrite.com

Georgia River Network is partnering with Upper Oconee Watershed Network, UGA Office of Sustainability, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia , UGA River Basin Center, UGA College of Environment and Design, and Athens-Clarke County Oconee River Greenway Commission for this exciting one day paddling event and dinner party!

Paddle along one of the Classic City’s up and coming Water Trails!
Spend a day paddling through this secluded gem of bubbling shoals, rocky outcrops & historic mills in Athens, GA!
The event will include lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from flora/fauna, water quality testing, and river cleanups to cultural history, and visual & performing arts. There will also be a special Post Paddle Party and Dinner with Live Band: Helen Dodge!

COST:
$60 – Includes Boat Rental, Lunch, and ACA Insurance ($35 kids – 18 and under)
$35 – Includes Lunch and ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat
$25 – Includes ACA Insurance, Bring your own Boat and Lunch
$16 – Post Paddle Party /Dinner/ Live Music
Big thanks to all of our sponsors for making this event possible: Len Foote Hike Inn, UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, UGA Recreational Sports/ UGA Outdoor Recreation Program.

Get your tickets here: http://middle-oconee.eventbrite.com

http://ow.ly/i/arx6Z

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