Archive for March, 2017

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: “life jackets”


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TOMORROW is day ONE of Georgia River Networks online auction to benefit The Paddle Georgia 2017 Youth Program.

Proceeds from the auction will allow a group of underserved youth to join us on Paddle Georgia 2017!

Through the Youth Program, Georgia River Network will teach the importance of river conservation and, more importantly, the joys of paddling! It is a transformative experience!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get some AWESOME Columbia Sportswear from Men’s Silver Ridge Short Sleeve Shirts to Women’s Anytime Skorts!

You can learn more and view the auction items here: http://www.32auctions.com/paddlega2017

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Attention ALL paddlers!
The Little River Hidden Gem Paddle & Campout will be May 20-21!
Spend a weekend exploring the up-and-coming Georgia’s 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!

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

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!

NEW Little River

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Will YOU be attending the Annual  Weekend for Rivers & Georgia Water Coalition Partnership MeetingGeorgia River Networks Annual Weekend for Rivers Conference and River Celebration Awards Party will be held in conjunction with the Georgia Water Coalition’s Spring Partner Meeting April 27th-April 29th, 2017 at the Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge near McCrae, GA!

Come enjoy two days of learning and sharing with fellow water advocates. Engage in the river revelry and share your river revelations!
Registration is an a la carte menu where you can choose all events or just certain portions of the weekend that work with your schedule.

There will also be a Guided Paddle on the Little Ocmulgee on Saturday April 29, 3:30 – 7:30PM.There will be a $40 Boat Rental; $20 if you Bring Your Own Boat

Join us for this special guided 4.6 mile paddling trip on the majestic Little Ocmulgee River.

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 https://littleores.com/iqreservations/asp/IQHome.asp

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Building a water trail launch has many ins and outs when it comes to the permits necessary.

Join Keith Parsons, retired from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, for a workshop at Georgia River Networks Annual Weekend for Rivers & Georgia Water Coalition Partnership Meeting on how to navigate the snags and rapids of permitting!

The Weekend for Rivers & Georgia Water Coalition Partnership Meeting will be held April 27-29 at the Little Ocmulgee State Park & Lodge.

Another highlight of the weekend will be the GRN River Awards Ceremony & Dinner on Friday April 28 from 5 – 9PM. Tickets are $25 and include Happy Hour, a Low Country Boil, & The River Celebration Awards!

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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Paddle Georgia 2017 Youth Program

THIS Saturday will be day ONE of Georgia River NetworkPaddle Georgia 2017 Youth Program online auction!

All of the items in the auction directly benefit our Paddle Georgia Youth Program, and give underserved kids the chance to get out on Georgia’s rivers, and see the beauty and fun they have to offer! The auction will run through SUNDAY April 16th at 9pm!

Columbia Sportswear Items to be auctioned include:
-Men’s PFG Storm Jacket
-Women’s Tidal Tee Hoodie
-Women’s Freezer Maxi Dress

You can learn more & view the auction items here: http://www.32auctions.com/paddlega2017

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It’s WATER TRAIL WEDNESDAY! Time for Georgia River Network’s Water Trail Tidbit of the Week ~ Georgia’s rivers are divided into 14 major basins and further broken into 52 watersheds. The words basin and watershed are often used interchangeably. The watershed or basin refers to not only the river but also all the land around the river that will drain to that river when it rains. See which watershed is closest to you and learn more about it on GRN’s website! http://garivers.org/experience-your-river/rivers-near-you.html


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