Online registration has been officially closed for the Big Little River Paddle Race. If you have not already registered, or have registered, but not paid, please bring your payment to the event. Registration on event day will be from 8:30 to 9:30am.
On Tuesday evening, the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners voted 3-1, with one commissioner absent to close Hotchkiss Landing, the only public access to the Alapaha River in Lowndes County. The only commissioner to vote against the closure of the road was Demarcus Marshall, and I would like to thank him for listening to the public on this issue, and ultimately deciding on its merit.
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Bret Wagenhorst, WWALS Watershed Coalition will be hosting the first Big Little River Paddle Race on Saturday March 23rd at 10am. The goal for the days event will be to have fun, enjoy the natural beauty of our watershed, and to hopefully raise funds for watershed conservation and preservation. The paddle race will be held on a three mile course, where we will float upon the tannin stained waterways, and pass both indigenous as well as invasive species. For anyone who has not previously paddled the Little River, we hope you will enjoy yourselves, and hopefully make use of this resource more frequently. For the experienced paddler, good luck and enjoy the journey.
Registration costs $20 per boat in advance through 20 March 2013. Event day sign-in will be from 8:30 to 9:30am; registration at the event costs $30 per boat.
Flyer with details: PDF
Big LITTLE RIVER Paddle Race
Saturday, March 23, 2013
Proceeds to benefit Friends of Reed Bingham and WWALS Watershed Coalition
Neill Herring, Veteran Conservation Lobbyist at the Georgia General Assembly, on the political economy of water conservation in Georgia.
Jesslyn Shields of Georgia River Network on River Protection Success Stories in Georgia
And a variety of other Presentations and Potluck Lunch, Discussions and Arboretum Walk. Join us for an interesting day and meet the Officers and Board of Directors to see how you can make a difference in our Watersheds in South Georgia. We are a Non-profit group who are interested in clean water and leaving a better planet for our kids and grand-kids.
Update 6 September 2012: better JPEG rendering of flyer.