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Paddle along Ebenezer Creek in Effingham County, Georgia.

December 1, 2016

On December 3rd, join the The Georgia Conservancy, the City of Springfield, and BackWater Expeditions on a paddle along Ebenezer Creek in Effingham County, Georgia.

When: Saturday, December 3 — 8 AM – 2 PM
Where: New Ebenezer Retreat (2887 Ebenezer Road, Rincon, GA 31326)
Price: $25 – Breakfast & Guided Paddle (does not include boat rental) $20 – Boat Rental

Only an hour’s drive from Savannah, Ebenezer Creek provides several leisurely day trips for paddlers. Ebenezer Creek is also the only coastal stream designated as a “Wild and Scenic River” by the Georgia General Assembly and has been called “Georgia’s best example of a blackwater stream ecosystem”.

Details: Paddlers will meet at 8:00 a.m. at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center for breakfast and a short program on the importance of Ebenezer Creek and the Springfield Ebenezer Creek Greenway Initiative led by the City of Springfield.

At 9:30 a.m., participants will shuttle to Tommy Long Landing to begin a 3-hour paddle towards the Savannah River. Along the way, naturalist guide Cathy Sakas will share her extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna of the cypress-tupelo swamp. Backwater Expeditions guides will outline the history of the area, including the Native American eras and the Salzburgers Landing in 1734.

Plus, visit a historic site along the river known as Ebenezer Crossing and learn its significance from Sonny Emmert of the Georgia DNR Coastal Resources Division.

Contact information and online Registration can be found here :

Happy paddling!


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