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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 on Georgia River Network’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/georgiarivernetwork This Week’s Six Word Story Stream Theme: “streams”

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Georgia River Network wants YOU to join us for our Annual Weekend for Rivers from April 27-29 at the Little Ocmulgee State Park & lodge!

This year the Conference and River Celebration Awards Party will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Water Coalition‘s Spring Partner Meeting!

There will be multiple training opportunities during this multi-day event.

Brian Gist will be leading a workshop on how to reduce the impacts of transportation projects on rivers! He will go over the potential impacts of construction on wetlands and how communities can engage with GDOT.

Come enjoy two days of learning and sharing with fellow water advocates! You can register and learn more here:
http://www.garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/weekend-for-rivers.html

We have 15 rooms in the Lodge and 25 campsites blocked for Thursday 4/27/17 thru Sunday 4/30/17. Please use the Group Code 04748 when making your reservations at Little Ocmulgee State Park Reservations.
https://littleores.com/iqreservations/asp/IQHome.asp

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BIG news!

Have YOU heard?? The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area recently gained a bunch of land, 55 acres to be exact!!

The Trust for Public Fund bought 2,000 feet of riverfront property in Suwanee for $4.6 million last year. And now the Trust has turned that land over to the National Park Service. “This is a keystone piece because it links two pieces that were not linked together and that’s how you get that full, eight miles,” George Dusenbury, the state director of the Trust, said.

The National Park Service used the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund to buy the land from the Trust at a 50 percent discount. The conservation fund is a federal program that the Trump administration said it wants to cut. “Fortunately we have good relationships with our elected officials, particularly Senator Isakson. So we’re hopeful that we can work with Senator Isakson and others in the Georgia delegation to make sure that the Land and Water Conservation Fund is protected,” Dusenbury said. Dusenbury said the Trust is working toward establishing a greenway along the Chattahoochee from Helen all the way to Columbus, Georgia.

http://news.wabe.org/post/chattahoochee-river-recreation-area-expands-gwinnett

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Have YOU registered for Paddle Georgia 2017 down the Etowah River? Join Georgia River Network for this AWESOME paddling trip from June 17th-June 23rd,2017!

Come out for 106 miles, 7 days and ONE GREAT TIME.
Paddle Georgia 2017 includes:
🚣Daily paddling trips averaging 17 miles
🚣Nightly camping with meals, games, entertainment and educational programs
🚣Tours of historic sites, industrial facilities and more
🚣Chemical and biological water monitoring opportunities
🚣Companionship and camaraderie with hundreds of fellow paddlers
🚣Fundraiser for Georgia River NetworkCoosa River Basin Initiative and Upper Etowah River Alliance.

Learn more about the paddling trip here:
http://garivers.org/paddle_georgia/index.html

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Little River Hidden Gem Paddle & Campout
May 20-21Spend a weekend exploring the up-and-coming Georgia Little River Water Trail! Join us for an exciting two-day paddle, dinner party, and campout within the Clarks Hill Wildlife Management Area near Thomson, GA!

The Event Will Include:
Lunches * Festive Dinner Party * Live Music * Games and Activities * Camping * Hot Breakfast * Plein Air Painting Demo * Fish Seining * Presentations on Native Wildlife, River Health, River Restoration Opportunities, Cultural & Native American Indian History, and more…

We will be Paddling:
On Flatwater near Historic Gold Mining Sites * In the Habitat of Bald Eagle, Heron, Kingfisher, River Otter, Beaver, Fox, and a Variety of Fish Species…

Learn More and Register NOW – Spots are Limited! http://garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/hidden-gems.html#Little

Beginner Paddlers are Welcome to Join! Rental Boats Available upon Request…

Georgia River Network is excited to partner on this event with McDuffie County, GeorgiaWashington County, GeorgiaWarren County, Georgia, and Georgia’s Little River Water Trail Stakeholder Team!

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Have YOU heard?!

Have YOU heard? Georgia River Networks Annual Weekend for Rivers will be from April 27-29 at the Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge and will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Water Coalition‘s Spring Partner Meeting!

Learn about the planning, design, and construction of launch sites with Don Wells!The event will consist of many more workshops that you can learn from!

You can learn more and register here:
http://www.garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/weekend-for-rivers.html

We have 15 rooms in the Lodge and 25 campsites blocked for Thursday 4/27/17 thru Sunday 4/30/17. Please use the Group Code 04748 when making your reservations at Little Ocmulgee State Park Reservations.
https://littleores.com/iqreservations/asp/IQHome.asp

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It’s WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for Georgia River Network’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week ~ Do YOU know how many established water trails are in Georgia? 16! This link has a list of established AND developing water trails in Georgia~ http://garivers.org/gwtc/georgia-water-trails.html#Established

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