Rowetown Church to GA 135: WWALS April outing 2015-04-18

Update 2015-04-17: Water’s high, but looks like the outing is on.

Paddle downstream on the Alapaha River past the Willacoochee River and the city of Willacoochee, among ancient cypress, pines, turtles, fish, and birds. This is a long one, so come prepared: water, snacks, and as always personal flotation devices. It’s also remote and possibly difficult with deadfalls, so please be able to swim or at least float. If you need a boat, please contact wwalswatershed@gmail.com. Facebook event.

When:8AM April 18th 2015
Shuttle:40 min. shuttle
Start:9AM on the water
Duration:approximately 4 hour paddle
Stop:About 1PM
Where:Rowetown Church Cemetery,
7 miles east of Alapaha, GA
via Moore Sawmill Road,
on Rowetown Church Road,
Berrien County, GA
31.33906, -83.149789

This event is FREE! All we ask is that you are a current member of WWALS Watershed Coalition. If not, it’s easy to join online today at http://www.wwals.net/donations/. You do not have to be a member to come on this outing. If you like the experience, we recommend that you join to support the efforts of WWALS.

This continues from our 300x177 ARWT North, in Alapaha River Water Trail, by John S. Quarterman, for WWALS.net, 1 March 2015 January downstream exploration of the most remote part of the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).

You can see this access point on the ARWT interactive Map if you turn on the Other layer. Rowetown Church Cemetery is marked as Ask for access. WWALS has permission from the landowner for this outing.

If the Alapaha River is too high or too low, we will go to the

Backup location: Paradise Lake
Public Fishing Area (PFA)
When:9AM April 18th 2015
Where:536 Paradise Drive,
Enigma, GA 31749
Just south of US 82
between Tifton and Enigma
31.400777, -83.369395

Meanwhile, Heather Brasell is hosting an event, A Day in the Woods at the nearby Gaskins Forest Education Center, 9AM to 3PM. Those interested in attending some of that event after the paddle are welcome.

-jsq