WWALS is most appreciative of this letter of support (PDF). -jsq
Mr. John Quarterman, President
WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.
3338 Country Club Road #L336
Valdosta, GA 31605
Dear Mr. Quarterman;
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority works diligently with our existing companies and prospective companies looking to relocate to Valdosta, Georgia. There are several components that are part of this process and one of those is quality of life. Communities that have a wide variety of activities, arts and entertainment and outdoor recreation do better in the selection process as opposed to those that are limited.
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Development Authority understands that Continue reading
Florida noticed the ARWT logo contest.
Joyce Marie Taylor, Jasper News, 19 January 2015, HamCo: High school student logo contest for Alapaha River Water Trail by WWALS,
HCHS [Hamilton County High School] invited to participate
Valdosta, Ga.— Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, Little River System (WWALS) is excited to announce a contest among high school students in Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Berrien, Atkinson, and Tift Counties in Georgia, and Hamilton County, Fla. to design a logo for the Alapaha River Water Trail. The logo will be used on the Water Trail website, on promotional brochures, and on information at access points along the river that will be posted on kiosks.
Our judges for the contest include:
The rest is verbatim from The WWALS press release of 14 January 2015.
A sinkhole lake like a state park, run by a local Air Force Base, is now open to the public.
Dave Miller, WALB, 14 January 2015, Moody AFB opens Grassy Pond to the public,
For decades, Grassy Pond has catered to military personnel, retirees and their family members, but in an effort to build community relations, the Air Force approved Moody’s request to grant public access to the facility.
This 500 acre recreational area is similar to Continue reading
Planning for the Alapaha River Water Trail, we need to put river etiquette guilelines in brochures, on kiosks, on the web, etc. What should we include? Here are some possibilities.
The latest of the old brochures from the 1970s contained these six items:
- Carry all litter out with you.
- Do not cut or damage living trees.
- Be extremely careful with campfires.
- Firearms are not necessary.
- Bring your camera.
- Help protect the landowners property.
Outings Committee Chair Bret Wagenhorst sent this report. See also pictures and videos. -jsq
Put in: public boat ramp on east side of Hwy 82 bridge, east of Town of Alapaha.
Take out: private land near Rowe Town Church cemetery (permission obtained thru Heather)
Distance on River: Continue reading
The Expert paddle on the Alapaha River from US 82, found the water level just right and encountered no obstacles it couldn’t float over in the 17 January 2015 WWALS Outing. Paddlers were Heather Brasell, Jack Hartley, Chris and Deanna Mericle, John S. Quarterman, and Bret Wagenhorst. For more information, see the report by outing organizer Bret Wagenhorst. Here are some pictures and videos taken by John S. Quarterman.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
High school student logo contest for Alapaha River Water Trail
WWALS is excited to announce a contest among high school students in Echols, Lanier, Lowndes, Berrien, Atkinson, and Tift Counties in Georgia, and Hamilton County, Florida to design a logo for the Alapaha River Water Trail. The logo will be used on the Water Trail website, on promotional brochures, and on information at access points along the river that will be posted on kiosks.
Our judges for the contest include:
- Julie Bowland, Art Professor at Valdosta State University,
- John Fitton, member of the Lakeland Georgia Chamber of Commerce,
- Dennis Price, member of the Hamilton County Florida Tourism Council,
- and Chris Graham, Chairman of the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Committee.
Winners will be announced, prizes awarded, and the winning logo unveiled at the
WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Conference Continue reading
All seven parcels adjoin, and are located on or near the corner of 44th Street and 167th Road: