Archive for January, 2017


Its WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week~ If you live in Athens, Georgia, Have you paddled the Broad River? The Broad is one of Georgia’s last free-flowing rivers and is known for its historical importance and relatively unspoiled nature! Take a trip down the Broad and experience its beauty:)


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Spring on the Satilla

Register NOW for Paddle Georgia, A Project of Georgia River Network’s Spring on the Satilla!
Spring on the Satilla is the ultimate South Georgia river adventure. For two nights you will camp atop Long Bluff and over the course of two days you will experience nearly 28 miles of this blackwater gem where moss-draped cypress and tupelo crowd the banks!
Your Spring on the Satilla registration is all inclusive. It includes all meals, shuttle services and campsites as well as a T-shirt, boat decals, maps and river descriptions, a year’s membership to Georgia River Network, entertainment, activities, and educational programs.
More details and information about registration can be found on Paddle Georgia’s website:
Don’t miss out on this adventure!


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Its TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of the Week~Kevin Callan gives some sage advice on cleaning up cooking pots and pans at camp, including where to clean them and what to use in the process. Meanwhile, his friend jokes about Kevin’s lack of fishing skills in this humorous video.http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?show=980&utm_source=Paddling.net+Subscriber+List&utm_campaign=bff163bc03-PaddleNews_11_02_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f2ead8a079-bff163bc03-213019489


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Registration is OPEN for Spring on the Satilla! The paddling trip will take place April 1-2nd, 2017!For two nights you will camp atop Long Bluff at rustic Satilla Lodge overlooking the river! Over the course of two days of paddling you will experience nearly 28 miles of this black water gem where moss-draped cypress and tupelo crowd the banks! Educational programs, catered meals, campfires and camaraderie will round out a weekend of leisurely paddling and first-rate camping.
Don’t miss out on this adventure! Register & learn more here
Follow the Spring on the Satilla Facebook Event!


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Its WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for GRN’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week~Do YOU know why the Augusta Canal was built? In 1845, the Augusta Canal was built to harness the Savannah River for manufacturing power!http://www.garivers.org/augusta-canal.html


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Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Weekend for Rivers & GWC Spring Partner Meeting!!

The Georgia Water Coalition will hold its 2017 spring partner meeting in conjunction with Georgia River Network’s Weekend for Rivers Event April 27-29, 2017 at Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge near McCrae, GA.

There will be multiple training opportunities during this multi-day event. Come enjoy two days of learning and sharing with fellow water advocates. Engage in the river revelry and share your river revelations!
The schedule of the meeting is below!

Thursday April 27 6PM–10PM
Group Supper and Socializing

Friday April 28 9AM–4PM
GWC Partner Meeting

GRN’s Weekend for Rivers Happy Hour, Low Country Boil Dinner, and River Awards Ceremony

Saturday April 29 8AM–3PM
GRN’s Weekend for Rivers Conference

Guided Paddling Trip on the Little Ocmulgee River

Registration will open in February and it will be an Ala Carte menu where you can choose all events or just certain portions of the weekend that work with your schedule.

There are 15 rooms in the Lodge and 25 campsites blocked for Thursday 4/27/17 thru Saturday 4/29/17. Please use the Group Code 04748 when making your reservations at Little Ocmulgee State Park Reservations which you can do here–>


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Its TIP TOP TUESDAY! Time for GRN’s Tip of the Week~Want to make sure you have a safe paddling trip?This video lays out some simple navigation rules to follow to help make your paddling trip safer for everyone, especially when paddling busy waterways and places with lots of boat traffic.http://www.paddling.net/guidelines/showArticle.html?show=967&utm_source=Paddling.net+Subscriber+List&utm_campaign=bff163bc03-PaddleNews_11_02_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_f2ead8a079-bff163bc03-213019489DSC_2846

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Join GRN at the SweetWater Brewing Company in Atlanta, GA for the 4th Annual Brews,Boats and BBQ for Better Rivers 2017. The event will be taking place Sunday, Feb 12th at 5:00 pm!

The link for the Facebook event & information about tickets can be found here:

Your ticket will include:
SweetWater Brewery Tours
Six Tickets for your choice of a variety of Sweetwater Beers on Tap
BBQ by Low Country
One chance to win the Jackson Cruise 10 Kayak
Live music by the Barbaric Yawps; “An eclectic acoustic band steeped in bluegrass and traditional country but impatient with labels, categories, and genres”.
2017 Jackson Cruise

Buy your tickets NOW and don’t miss out on this fun event!!

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Georgia Adopt-A-Stream

Have YOU heard? The nomination deadlines for the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream awards AND the Adopt-A-Stream Water Science Poster Session have BOTH been extended until January 23rd, 2017!

The FIVE goals of the Adopt-A-Stream program are
1) Increase public awareness of the State’s nonpoint source pollution and water quality issues
2)Collect quality baseline water quality data
3)Encourage volunteers to take observations of their adopted site and surrounding environment
4) Encourage partnerships between citizens and their local government
5) Provide citizens with the tools and training to evaluate and protect their local waterways.

If YOU know of an active Adopt-A-Stream trainer, volunteer or watershed group that exemplifies the five goals of the program, submit a nomination! You can even nominate yourself!

There are Volunteer awards, Trainer awards AND Watershed awards.

More information on award categories and nominations can be found here:

For the Water Science Poster Session, it is open to students as well as AAS VOLUNTEERS! You can share your student water science and volunteer monitoring projects, receive recognition, interact with peers and professionals in the field AND tell your Adopt-A-Stream story!

Selected entries will share their posters at the AAS annual volunteer conference on March 24-25, 2017 in Buford GA.

Abstracts and posters of previous participants can be viewed at the bottom of the Science & News page found here

Guidelines and Abstract Submission Forms are on the Poster Session page of the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream website
http://www.georgiaadoptastream.com/db/ConfluenceStudentPoster.html?15-0909 & submit your abstracts via email to: AAS@gaepd.org

Make YOUR submissions NOW!


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Six Word Story Time!

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: “forest”


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