Outings and Events

Here’s a spreadsheet of WWALS (and other) outings and events. It’s updated frequently. Acronyms are explained below the spreadsheet.

See it in its native google sheets form, and presented in web form below.

Upcoming events are also listed in the WWALS calendar and the outings spreadsheet and f acebook events and meetups.

Annual WWALS big events are listed in the Sponsor Events web page.

Date
Name
River (or creek or lake or pond or swamp or watershed)
Time
Launch Time
End Time
Category (Outing, Cleanup, Festival, Event, etc.)
Sponsor
Blueway (ARWT, WRWT, other)
Put In
Take Out
Latitude
Longitude
Entry fee to non-members
Entry fee to members
Other fees
Host
Contact
Description
Backup
Announcement (URL)
Report
Duration
Shuttle Distance
Shuttle Duration
Paddle Distance
Paddle Duration
Boats
Paddlers
Water Level
Gauge
Level Comments
Features
Flora
Invasive species
Fauna
Water Quality Tests
Buffers
Assessment
Photo
Photoset
Photoset2
Photoset3
Photoset4
2020-10-24WWALS BoomerangWithlacoochee River9:00 AM11:00 AM3:00 PMOutingWWALSWLRWTState Line Boat RampState Line Boat Ramp30.637878-83.311178 $20 before 13 Oct then $30 $20 before 13 Oct then $30 $20 Vendor Fee Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieA fun filled day of kayak and canoe racing and leisurely paddling.Postpone a week in case of weatherhttp://wwals.net/pictures/2020-10-24--boomerang/4 hoursnonenone3 miles each way2 hoursPinetta
2020-10-18WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PM4:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602John S. QuartermanGarry GentryFinance, outings, advocacy. 2 hours
2020-09-12Training: Water Quality TestingAll9:00 AM1:00 PMTrainingWWALSAllTBDTBDGretchen QuartermanChemical and Bacteriological water testing training for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream standards by our local trainers. 4 hours
2020-08-22Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting ContestAll1:00 PM5:00 PMFestivalWWALSAllTBDTom H. Johnson Jr.John S. QuartermanThird Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contesthttp://wwals.net/pictures/2020-08-22--songwriting/4 hours
2020-07-12WWALS Quarterly Board Meeting and Election of OfficersAll2:45 PM4:30 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602John S. QuartermanGarry GentryFinance, outings, advocacy. 2 hours
2020-07-12WWALS Annual Members MeetingAll2:00 PM2:30 PMMembers MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602John S. QuartermanGarry GentryElection of Board Members, Annual Report 30 min
2020-05-09Training: water quality testingAll9:00 AM1:00 PMTrainingWWALSAllTBDTBDGretchen QuartermanChemical and Bacteriological water testing training for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream standards by our local trainers. 4 hours
2020-04-19WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PM4:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602John S. QuartermanGarry GentryFinance, outings, advocacy. 2 hours
2020-04-25BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle8:00:00 AM9:30:00 AM1:00:00 PMOutingWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West) $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 5.00 Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstAnnual FundraiserThe April 2018 monthly outinghttp://wwals.net/pictures/2020-04-25--BLRPR/4 hours
2020-03-07Gear Swap Banks Lake10:00:00 AM4:00:00 PMOutingWWALS ARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieA fun filled day of promoting paddle activites, trying various boat designs. Aiding paddlers with finding a new boat or getting rid of an old one. Helping get everyone ready to kick off a new paddling season in the great Suwannee River Basin.cancelation based on inclement weather5 hoursnonenone
2020-02-08Training: water quality testingAll9:00 AM1:00 PMTrainingWWALSAllTBDTBDGretchen QuartermanChemical and Bacteriological water testing training for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream standards by our local trainers. 4 hours
2020-02-06Reclaiming Florida’s Future for AllAllConferenceRethink Energy FloridaAllFlorida State Capitol Building, 400 Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301 $ - $ - $ - Kim RossKim Rosscoming to Tallahassee to advocate for clean energy, clean water, and clean air
2020-02-02Santa Fe Spring Hop and CampSanta Fe River9:00 AM10:00 AM2:00 PMOuting WWALSSRWTGilchrist Blue Springs State Park Santa Fe River County Park Ramp @ FL 47 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieSpring Hopping and overnight camping on the newest addition to the Suwannee Riverkeeper cancelation will be determined based on inclemnet weatherhttp://wwals.net/2019/11/15/sante-fe-gilchrist-blue-springs-hopping-and-camping-2019-02-01-02/3 hours Day 2nonenone5 miles 3 hours Day 2
2020-02-01Santa Fe Spring Hop and CampSanta Fe River10:00 AM11:00 AM12:00 AMOuting WWALS SRWTRiver Rise Ramp @ US 27Santa Fe River County Park Ramp @ FL 47 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieSpring Hopping and overnight camping on the newest addition to the Suwannee Riverkeeper cancelation will be determined based on inclemnet weatherhttp://wwals.net/2019/11/15/sante-fe-gilchrist-blue-springs-hopping-and-camping-2019-02-01-02/3 hours Day 1 8 miles 20 minutes 5 miles 3 hours Day 1
2020-01-12WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PM4:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602John S. QuartermanGarry GentryFinance, outings, advocacy. http://wwals.net/2019/11/30/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2020-01-12/
2020-01-04New Year 1st Paddle Ichetucknee to Santa Fe RiverIchetucknee and Sante Fe9:00 AM10:30 AM4:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTIchetucknee S.P. North Entrance, 8294 SW Elim Church Rd, Fort White, FL 32038Hwy 129 Boat Ramp, William Guy Lemmons Memorial Park Ramp @ 296th St. Ramp29.9859-82.7602 $ 10.00 $6.00 Park FeeBobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieLeisurely paddle on the newest river addition to WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper  Put in at Ichetucknee S.P South Entrance at 10:00, paddle upstream to headwaters. Stretch your legs, hike to the Blue Hole before paddleing back down to the South Entrance. NOTE: There is a food truck at the headwater area. http://wwals.net/2019/10/31/ichetucknee-and-sante-fe-river-new-year-outing-2020-01-04/7 hours20 miles round trip30 min round trip12 miles5.5 hrs
2019-12-21Winter Solstice Light Parade Banks Lake3:00 PM5:00 PM7:00 PMOutingWWALS ARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Shelby Miller Shelby Miller Marking the winter solstice and the ending of 2019 with a decorated evening lighted boat parade and contest with hot chocolate and cookies. First event of its kind in the area. nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/11/01/banks-lake-solstice-light-parade-2019-12-21/4 hoursnone3.5
2019-12-12Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake4:30 PM5:00 PM7:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.Winter Solstice Light Parade, 2019-12-21http://wwals.net/2019/11/01/banks-lake-full-cold-moon-paddle-2019-12-12/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-12-10SRWMD Board MeetingAll9:00 AMBoard MeetingSRWMDAllSRWMD Headquarters, 9225 County Road 49, Live Oak, FL 32060-7056SRWMDJohn S. QuartermanOppose Nestle water from Ginnie Springs and Madison Blue Springhttp://wwals.net/2019/11/25/oppose-nestle-water-from-ginnie-springs-and-madison-blue-spring-srwmd-2019-12-10/
2019-12-08Okefenokee Camping and PaddleSuwannee River8:30 AM9:00 AM1:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTSRSPGriffis Fish Camp30.827659-82.361819 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieShirley KokidkoDay 3 7.5 mile paddle from SFSP to Griffis Fish CampPaddle to Billy's Islandhttp://wwals.net/2019/10/16/okefenokee-camping-and-paddle-griffis-fish-camp-2019-12-06-08/
2019-12-07Okefenokee Camping and PaddleSuwannee River9:00 AM10:00 AM12:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTGriffis Fish CampFargo Ramp30.728505-82.4436 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieShirley KokidkoDay 2 Camping and Paddle 14 miles from Griffis Fish Camp to Fargo RampPaddle to Minnie's Lakehttp://wwals.net/2019/10/16/okefenokee-camping-and-paddle-griffis-fish-camp-2019-12-06-08/
2019-12-06Okefenokee Camping and PaddleSuwannee River4:00 PM12:00 A.M.OutingWWALSSRWTGriffis Fish Camp30.728505-82.4436 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieShirley KokidkoDay 1 Camping at Griffis Fish Campnonehttp://wwals.net/2019/10/16/okefenokee-camping-and-paddle-griffis-fish-camp-2019-12-06-08/
2019-12-02Water trails @ Cook County CommissionLittle River5:00 PMCounty CommissionCook County CommissionWLRWT1200 S. Hutchinson Ave., Adel, GA 31620Vicki ParrishJohn S. QuartermanAt the Cook County Commission Work Session, a resolution for the Withlacoochee River Water Trail and a letter for the Troupville River Camp on the agenda.
2019-11-16Nankin Ramp to 4 Freedoms Trail Clean UpWithlacoochee River9:00 AM10:00 AM2:00 PMClean UpWWALSWLRWTNankin Boat RampFour Freedoms Trail30.675192-83.394143 $ - Dan PhillipsDan PhillipsCleanup at Nankin Boat Ramp.Paddle from there to Four Freedoms Trail (about 6 miles). Clean up there and possibly at State Line Shoals. Take out at FF Trail.Clean up at Nankin then drive to FF for clean uphttp://wwals.net/2019/10/25/nankin-to-four-freedoms-trail-withlacoochee-river-cleanup-and-paddle-2019-11-16/http://wwals.net/2019/11/22/nankin-to-four-freedoms-trail-withlacoochee-river-cleanup-and-paddle-2019-11-16-2/5hours7.3 miles36 minutes round trip6 miles2 hours
2019-11-14Workshop, Charlton Co. Comp. PlanSuwannee River10:30 AM12:00 PMConferenceSGRCSRWTCharlton County Administrative Offices, 68 Kingsland Dr. Suite B, Folkston, GA. Elizabeth BackeElizabeth Backe"We will be discussing the Land Use section (8) of the Comprehensive Plan. If you are not able to attend this workshop, please feel free to send me any suggestions or comments by email."
2019-11-12Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake4:30 PM5:00 PM7:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/10/24/banks-lake-full-beaver-moon-paddle-banks-lake-2019-11-12/https://www.facebook.com/shelby.miller.7792/posts/102156028047718722 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-11-09Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha9:00 AM5:00 PMFestivalAlapaha Station CelebrationARWTAlapaha Station, 245 NE Railroad St, Alapaha, Georgia $ - $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Booth in Alapaha, GANonehttp://wwals.net/2019/10/24/alapaha-station-celebration-2019-11-09/
2019-11-09Training, Water Quality TestingOnemile Branch9:00 AM3:00 PMTrainingSGRCWLRWTSGRC, 327 West Savannah Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - $ - $ - Erica McLellandErica McLellandChemical and Bacterial training, Georgia Adopt-A-Streamhttp://wwals.net/2019/10/25/water-quality-testing-training-sgrc-2019-11-09/
2019-11-08Echols Co. Comp. Plan WorkshopAlapaha River10:00 AM12:00 PMConferenceSGRCARWT, SRWTBoard of Commissioner's Office, 110 General DeLoach Rd., Statenville, GALoretta HyltonLoretta HyltonWe will be discussing the Policies and Work Program Report of Accomplishments section of the Comprehensive Plan.
2019-11-04Cook County Comp. Plan WorkshopLittle, Withlacoochee3:00 PMConferenceSGRCWLRWTCounty Commissioners Conference Room, 1200 S Hutchinson Ave., Adel, GA.Ariel GodwinJohn S. Quarterman"we will review the Land Use Element and character area maps."
2019-11-04FL Triennial Review Public WorkshopAll9:00 AM1:00 PMConferenceFDEPAllFlorida Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martinez Center, Room 609, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FloridaFDEPJohn S. QuartermanFDEP presentation and public interaction about Florida Triennial Review of Water Quality Standards.http://wwals.net/2019/11/03/tallahassee-triennial-review-public-workshop-2019-11-04/http://wwals.net/2019/11/05/nutrients-and-cyanotoxins-fdep-triennial-review-workshop-tallahassee-2019-11-04/4 hours
2019-10-26WWALS BoomerangWithlacoochee River11:00 AM11:30 AM3:00 PMOutingWWALSWLRWTState Line Boat RampState Line Boat Ramp30.637844-83.311149 $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ - Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieA fun filled day of kayak and canoe racing and leisurely paddling.Postpone a week in case of weather.http://wwals.net/2019/08/08/wwals-boomerang-paddle-and-a-pint-from-georgia-to-florida-and-back-again-2019-08-08/http://wwals.net/2019/10/30/winners-wwals-boomerang-2019-10-26/4 hoursNoneNone3 miles each way1 hourQuitman
2019-10-25Radio BoomerangWithlacoochee River8:00 AM8:15 AMRadioFox Sports Radio ValdostaWLRWT94.3 FMFox Sports Radio ValdostaSpencer van HornGretchen QuartermanAbout the WWALS Boomerang paddle race on drive time talk radio.http://wwals.net/2019/10/25/wwals-boomerang-on-94-3-fm-fox-radio-valdosta-8am-2019-10-25/
2019-10-20WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PM4:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602John S. QuartermanGarry GentryFinance, outings, Boomerang, advocacy.http://wwals.net/2019/10/15/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2019-10-20/
2019-10-19Skillet FestivalWithlacoochee River9:00 AM5:00 PMFestivalBrooks County Skillet FestivalWLRWTBrooks County Courthouse, 100 Screven Street, Quitman, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFood and fun in a parkhttp://wwals.net/2019/09/29/wwals-at-brooks-county-skillet-festival-2019-10-19/
2019-10-17Chemours mine expansionSanta Fe River6:30 PMConferenceBradford BOCCSRWTBRADFORD COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 945 North Temple Avenue, Starke, Florida 32091Paul StillJohn S. QuartermanChemours wants to expand its Starke titanium mine onto SRWMD land.http://wwals.net/2019/10/14/titanium-mine-expansion-on-srwmd-land-se-of-starke-bradford-county-florida-2019-10-17/
2019-10-13Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake5:45 PM6:15 PM8:15 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/09/27/banks-lake-full-hunters-moon-paddle-2019-10-13/2.5 hoursnonenone3 miles2 hours
2019-10-13Suwannee River Roots Revival SundaySuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/
2019-10-12Rivers Alive CleanupAlapaha10:00:00 AMnone12:00 PMClean UpWWALSARWTLakeland Boat RampPafford's Landing31.045456-83.047068 $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanRiver clean up at Lakeland Boat Ramp and Pafford's Landing, part of Georgia's Rivers Alive cleanups.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/09/29/rivers-alive-cleanup-lakeland-and-paffords-landing-alapaha-river-2019-10-12/http://wwals.net/2019/10/13/pictures-cleanup-alapaha-river-lakeland-and-paffords-landing/
2019-10-12Suwannee River Roots Revival SaturdaySuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/
2019-10-11Suwannee River Roots Revival FridaySuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/
2019-10-10Suwannee River Roots Revival ThursdaySuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.suwanneerootsrevival.com/
2019-10-11WKA Gulf SA Retreat FridayAll8:00 AM9AM Group12:00 PMConferenceWKAAllChristmount, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711Jason UlsethGretchen QuartermanAnnual regional WKA retreat.
2019-10-10WKA Gulf SA Retreat ThursdayAll8:00 AM9AM stormwater10:00 PMConferenceWKAAllChristmount, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711Jason UlsethGretchen QuartermanAnnual regional WKA retreat.
2019-10-09WKA Gulf SA Retreat WednesdayAll7:00 AM8AM water safety course10:00 PMConferenceWKAAllChristmount, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711Jason UlsethGretchen QuartermanAnnual regional WKA retreat.
2019-10-08WKA Gulf SA Retreat TuesdayAll3:00 PM6PM dinner10:00 PMConferenceWKAAllChristmount, 222 Fern Way, Black Mountain, NC 28711Jason UlsethGretchen QuartermanAnnual regional WKA retreat.
2019-10-07Cook County Comp. Plan WorkshopLittle, Withlacoochee3:00 PMConferenceSGRCWLRWTCounty Commissioners Conference Room, 1200 S Hutchinson Ave., Adel, GA.Ariel GodwinJohn S. Quarterman"In this meeting, we will review the community policies."
2019-10-05Okefenokee OverflightSuwannee River9:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTWaycross Ware County AirportJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSouthwings overflight of the proposed and two current mining sites.http://wwals.net/2019/11/23/okefenokee-flyaround-wayne-morgan-2019-10-05/
2019-10-05Honeybee FestivalWithlacoochee River9:00 AM6:00 PMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTMain Street, Hahira, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman25,000 people in a 2,500 pop. townhttp://wwals.net/2019/09/29/wwals-at-hahira-honeybee-festival-2019-10-04-05/
2019-10-04Honeybee FestivalWithlacoochee River10:00 AM6:00 PMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTMain Street, Hahira, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman25,000 people in a 2,500 pop. townhttp://wwals.net/2019/09/29/wwals-at-hahira-honeybee-festival-2019-10-04-05/
2019-09-28SuwRK at Okefenokee Swamp ParkSuwannee River5:30 PMConferenceOSPOWACTOSP, 5700 Okefenokee Swamp Park Road, Waycross, GA 31503Dr. Willliam ClarkJohn S. QuartermanSuwannee Riverkeeper will discuss outings and advocacy.
2019-09-28Public Update on Proposed Phosphate Mining in Bradford and UnionNew River of the Santa Fe River1:00 PM5:00 PMConferenceBradford Environmental ForumSRWT10665 SW 89th Ave, Hampton, FL 32044-4201, United StatesCarol MosleyCarol Mosley“Where do we stand? How did we get here? What are the next steps?” http://wwals.net/2019/09/23/public-update-on-proposed-phosphate-mining-in-bradford-and-union-2019-09-28/
2019-09-28Harvest Festival - NashvilleAlapaha9:00 AM5:00 PMFestivalBerrien County Chamber of CommerceARWTDowntown Square and Farmer's Market, 101 North Davis Street, Nashville GA 31639Berrien County Chamber of CommerceGretchen Quarterman"The festival will include food vendors, arts & crafts, contests, antique tractor parade, art show and entertainment throughout the day. The Farmer's Market will host the Australian Animal Exhibit with multiple Australian animals."http://wwals.net/2019/09/23/wwals-booth-at-berrien-county-harvest-festival-2019-09-28/5 hours
2019-09-22Holton Creek River Camp Day 2Suwannee River12:00 AM9:00 AM12:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTHolton Creek River CampGibson County Park30.429294-83.035784 $ 10.00 Bobbie McKenzieBobbie McKenzieDay 2 of Holton Creek paddle and camp. 6.4 mile paddle from Holton Creek River Camp to Gibson County Park.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/08/15/holton-creek-river-camp-overnight-outing-2019-09-21/https://www.facebook.com/groups/withlacoochee/permalink/2505795512800443/12 hoursnone6.4 miles3 hours
2019-09-21Holton Creek River Camp Day 1Suwannee River10:00 AM12:00 PM12:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTDeese-Howard Boat RampHolton Creek River Camp30.41439-82.96292 $ 10.00 Shuttle Fee Bobbie McKenzieBobbie McKenzieDay 1 of Holton Creek paddle and camp. 5.5 mile paddle from Deese-Howard Ramp to Holton Creek River Camp. Spend the night in a screened platform at Holton Creek River Camp. nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/08/15/holton-creek-river-camp-overnight-outing-2019-09-21/https://www.facebook.com/groups/withlacoochee/permalink/2505795512800443/14 hours12 miles one way40 minutes total5.5 miles3 hours
2019-09-21South Georgia Pride Festival10:00 AM6:00 PMFestivalSouth Georgia PrideJohn Saunders Park
South Georgia PrideGretchen QuartermanAnnual pride festival.http://wwals.net/blog/2019/09/18/wwals-at-south-georgia-pride-saturday-2019-09-21/
2019-09-18SRWMD BoardAll3:00 PMBoard MeetingSRWMDAllSRWMD HQ, 9225 Co Rd 49, Live Oak, FL 32060SRWMDJohn S. QuartermanAdopt budget, and will they have a quorum?http://wwals.net/2019/09/10/rescheduled-srwmd-board-due-to-lack-of-quorum-2019-09-18/
2019-09-17Workshop, Charlton Co. Comp. PlanSuwannee River2:00 PM4:00 PMConferenceSGRCSRWTCharlton County Administrative Offices, 68 Kingsland Dr. Suite B, Folkston, GA. Elizabeth BackeElizabeth BackeWe will be discussing the Policies and Community Work Program and Report of Accomplishments sections (5 and 6) of the Comprehensive Plan. If you are not able to attend this workshop, please feel free to send me any suggestions or comments by email. http://wwals.net/2019/09/07/charlton-county-ga-workshop-comprehensive-plan-2019-08-27/
2019-09-16Cook County Comp. Plan WorkshopLittle, Withlacoochee3:00 PMConferenceSGRCWLRWTCounty Commissioners Conference Room, 1200 S Hutchinson Ave., Adel, GA.Ariel GodwinJohn S. Quartermanwe will review the community vision, goals, issues, and opportunities – for the county and all four cities (Adel, Lenox, Cecil, and Sparks).

2019-09-14Banks Lake Full Corn Moon PaddleBanks Lake6:30 PM7:00 PM9:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieJoin us for a Full Moon paddle and star gazing at Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge. This is a leisurely paddle around the refuge that lies in the Grand Bay–Banks Lake ecosystem.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/09/01/banks-lake-full-corn-moon-paddle-2019-09-14/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-09-14Training: water quality testingAll9:00 AM11:00 AMTrainingWWALSAllSGRC, 327 W Savannah Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601Erica McLellandGretchen QuartermanChemical and Bacteriological water testing training for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream standards by our local trainers.http://wwals.net/2019/08/31/training-water-quality-testing/
2019-09-12Echols Co. Comp. Plan WorkshopAlapaha River10:00 AM12:00 PMConferenceSGRCARWTBoard of Commissioner’s Office, 110 General DeLoach Rd., Statenville, GALoretta HyltonJohn S. QuartermanWe will be discussing the Goals, Needs, and Opportunities section of the Comprehensive Plan.
2019-08-29Happening at VSUWithlacoochee12:00 PM4:00 PMFestivalVSUVSU Front Lawn $ 50.00 http://wwals.net/2019/08/29/wwals-at-vsu-happening-2019-08-29/
2019-08-28Suwannee Riverkeeper at OSFR Board MeetingSanta Fe River6:30 PMBoard MeetingOSFRSRWTRum 138, 2070 SW County Rd 138, Fort White, FL 32038Mike RothJohn S. QuartermanWhat Suwannee Riverkeeper does.https://oursantaferiver.org/suwannee-riverkeeper-guest-speaker-at-osfr-board-meeting/http://wwals.net/2019/08/31/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-our-santa-fe-river-board-meeting-2019-08-28/
2019-08-27Workshop, Charlton Co. Comp. PlanSuwannee River, Okefenokee Swamp10:30 AM12:30 PMConferenceSGRCSRWTCharlton County Administrative Offices, 68 Kingsland Dr. Suite B, Folkston, GA.Elizabeth BackeElizabeth BackeWe will be discussing the Goals, Needs, and Opportunities section of the Comprehensive Planhttp://wwals.net/2019/09/07/charlton-county-ga-workshop-comprehensive-plan-2019-08-27/
2019-08-24Okefenokee OverflightSuwannee River8:00 AM12:00 PMOutingWWALS & GRNSRWTWaycross Ware County AirportRena Peck StrickerJohn S. QuartermanSouthwings overflight of the proposed and two current mining sites.https://thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/aerial-perspective/article_e77c677a-d857-59c0-9f2b-3a372768e23d.html
2019-08-24Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting ContestAll1:00 PM5:00 PMFestivalWWALSAllThe Salty Snapper, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602 $ 10.00 $ 10.00 Justin StephensScotti JaySecond Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contesthttp://wwals.net/2019/02/27/second-annual-suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-2019-08-24/http://wwals.net/2019/08/25/winners-suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest/#more-500084 hoursnonenone
2019-08-23FDEP Triennial ReviewAll12:00:00 PMConferenceFDEPAllFlorida Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martinez Center, Room 609, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FloridaKaitlyn SuttonKaitlyn SuttonPublic hearing or workshop.
2019-08-22Waterkeepers FloridaAllBoard MeetingWKFLAllLake Louisa State Park, 7305 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714Jen LomberkJen LomberkIn-person board meeting and overnight before the FDEP meeting.
2019-08-15Banks Lake Full Sturgeon Moon PaddleBanks Lake7:30 PM8:00 PM9:30 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/07/01/banks-lake-full-buck-moon-paddle-2019-07-16/Cancelled due to possible bad weather.2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-08-15Charlton County CommissionSuwannee River6:00 PM8:00 PMConferenceCharlton CountySRWTBOC Conference Room, 68 Kingsland Drive, Folkston, GA 31537-3872John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanCharlton County Commission Regular Session. Public Comment would be a time to talk about how Twin Pines Minerals of Birmingham, Alabama. TPM has filed an application to mine titanium on Trail Ridge in Charlton County, southeast of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which is a one-of-a-kind national treasure, and the headwaters of the Suwannee River..Multiple organizations say the miners have told them they plan to send the ore to Starke, Bradford County, Florida, for processing, which is between the New and Santa Fe Rivers, which flows into the Suwannee River.http://wwals.net/?p=49738
2019-08-14St. George Mine MeetingSuwannee River5:30 PM8:30 PMConferenceTPMSRWTFire Station Number 2, 13063 Florida Avenue, St. George, GAJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanThe second of two public meetings organized by Twin Pines Minerals of Birmingham, Alabama. TPM has filed an application to mine titanium on Trail Ridge in Charlton County, southeast of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which is a one-of-a-kind national treasure, and the headwaters of the Suwannee River..Multiple organizations say the miners have told them they plan to send the ore to Starke, Bradford County, Florida, for processing, which is between the New and Santa Fe Rivers, which flows into the Suwannee River.http://wwals.net/?p=49738
2019-08-13Folkston Mine MeetingSuwannee River5:30 PM8:30 PMConferenceTPMSRWTAuditorium,, 68 Kingsland Drive, Folkston, GA 31537-3872John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanThe first of two public meetings organized by Twin Pines Minerals of Birmingham, Alabama. TPM has filed an application to mine titanium on Trail Ridge in Charlton County, southeast of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, which is a one-of-a-kind national treasure, and the headwaters of the Suwannee River..Multiple organizations say the miners have told them they plan to send the ore to Starke, Bradford County, Florida, for processing, which is between the New and Santa Fe Rivers, which flows into the Suwannee River.http://wwals.net/?p=49738
2019-08-03Franklinville Landing Clean UpWithlacoochee River9:00 AM1:00 PMCleanupWWALSWLRWTFranklinville Landing30.98125-83.268028 $ - $ - Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasClean up at Franklin Bridge Landing and then additional clean up at Langdale Park for those interested.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/07/22/franklinville-landing-clean-up-withlacoochee-river-2019-08-03/4 hoursnonenone
2019-07-16Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake7:30 PM8:00 PM9:30 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/07/01/banks-lake-full-buck-moon-paddle-2019-07-16/http://wwals.net/2019/07/24/pictures-banks-lake-full-buck-moon-paddle-2019-07-16/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-07-14WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:45 PM4:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602Gretchen QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanElection of officers and other business.http://wwals.net/2019/06/30/kayak-raffle-drawing-at-wwals-annual-member-meeting-2019-07-14/
2019-07-14WWALS Annual Member MeetingAll2:00 PM2:30 PMMember MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602Gretchen QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanAnnual report, kayak raffle drawing, and election of some directors.http://wwals.net/2019/06/30/kayak-raffle-drawing-at-wwals-annual-member-meeting-2019-07-14/
2019-07-10Rivers Task Force WorkshopAll6:00 PM8:00 PMConferenceValdostaAllGeneral Purpose Room, Valdosta City Hall Annex, Valdosta, GA 31601ValdostaJohn S. QuartermanRequested by the dozen downstream Florida counties; still being finalized. http://wwals.net/2019/03/01/wwals-booth-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2019-03-09-10/http://wwals.net/2019/07/09/again-florida-counties-meet-valdosta-about-sewage-in-rivers-and-wells-2019-07-10/http://wwals.net/2019/07/11/videos-valdosta-and-florida-counties-about-sewage-2019-07-10/
2019-07-06Statenville to Sasser LandingAlapaha River9:00 AM10:00 AM2:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTStatenville RampSasser Landing30.70426-83.03275 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasExperience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water Trail on this 10.4 mile section with shoals.Nankin to Statelinehttp://wwals.net/2019/05/17/statenville-to-sasser-landing-alapaha-river-2019-07-06/http://wwals.net/2019/07/08/waterfalls-rapids-and-a-lawn-chair-statenville-to-sasser-landing-2019-07-06/5 hours11.7 miles one way30 minutes10.4 miles4 hours1519StatenvilleWe had 78.1 feet NAVD88 (2 feet old-style) on the Statenville Gauge and 62.6′ NAVD88 (2′) on the Jennings Gauge, both rising as we paddled; the Jennings Gauge went up about half a foot before we got to it.Waterfalls everywhereHalberdleaf RosemallowNoneA few birds.Good.Mostly good.Excellent.http://www.wwals.net/pictures/2019-07-06--statenville-sasser-pictures/20190706_135002.jpghttp://wwals.net/2019/07/08/waterfalls-rapids-and-a-lawn-chair-statenville-to-sasser-landing-2019-07-06/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2563903200288533
2019-06-27Rivers Task ForceWithlacoochee River4:00 PMTask ForceNCFRPCWLRWTHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, Florida $ - $ - NCFRPCNCFRPCNext meetinghttp://wwals.net/2019/04/28/jim-tatum-reports-on-fl-rivers-task-force-meeting/
2019-06-22Cook County Fun FestivalLittle River10:00 AM4:00 PMFestivalReed Bingham State ParkWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkReed Bingham State ParkGretchen QuartermanCelebrate 100 years of Cook County with concerts, archery, fishing rodeo, turpentine demonstration, log sawing, animal programs, guided hikes, vendors and more. The Georgia Museum of Agriculture will be doing drop spindle demonstrations, yarn doll making, 19th century children's games and quilt square sewing. Free. 229-896-3551.http://explore.gastateparks.org/info/273004?c=17412301https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=456792108483221&id=293673894795044&__tn__=-Rhttps://scontent.fphl2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/64807914_2129680210492031_2032960342211952640_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQnADDlwG_fL4EQQb05XijSpGAvn0iXCFdsEzN2You26xRyRTvEfu4G7rcRPEifp0eq6HwCMZCWPV2jikHMPhwv1&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-1.fna&oh=edb34f8d7cdff179270878788506da8c&oe=5DB1DFCBhttps://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=456792108483221&id=293673894795044&__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARAsINda2lcnGQ6MP4gzHWkzrJC2lYw-bvwacoNhVrZDNoLR2Zw2UhlzfmaW448EQdL919UdSfTRO2fVUMxeGbu_ti7gMza27iQQMy5mjJWjYulpd9OHf7vOsomsbi9GPFYzYZE4dfFEoaPjjfrkHS1f8Vp_AAdvg424MIFgF7ftMSK82cc8QOHb_IPMSbCQvkqXOa7srjRXr40PsVdi7td2GLNhj0EiucmdTGGfIk9yv-I4EauyqyrWC2TE3Jem_905UIOyDg-UuHq5w1-APnKIfrRmOZpKoC2Lp4ezszumHALL4y5iZzye4GJthfNmKyOIFXK8gWFm4ye-n4_4Oxz2SmRUBRcdlhPRZrOAOi8VDFvd-jFW5WE0xGRx2dChmg-occajC-_cAf5uoATV_f3Rh6w_UFn61F7qSM7S4lhWszxD478fHExyWNO_7F8Le-yv9NMwzeXkbgI8jsNHhSEoSKh7wA2E8FPK4N9cIKJtwlikxi7C4pEIQ-la45onnAxD8XIeWBtHFJN8kEgM1SwuQo8uHe21d3vuNZ5k&__tn__=-Rhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2518568308155356?__tn__=-Rhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2515860878426099?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARC8JLbAXUqu2Q9ks8WUB690wgOzqliFszEnVdxsj6X3bKLl9YLxFUL6WPO4wLgB5TaMxaG07KTDdb3y9c16i-gXXE5H0-H5eICe4xYcfiowYeFeZ0cRAcHiNngN-M73BxGxF2MOCewjEjuE9ZpU84Vv7IlWKWUGYMifgHu7dziIvNeTDbPXyvzMsGerAo9dbAXo55LQIROvLHXEg5L8L1jyawmzx5LY7OyLXB1vTwliD_1dNJcqrIm5pIE_vkx9g88vXA0JOz2890yZ63NEJfPSDb_8H4U2NM7m&__tn__=-R
2019-06-21Day 7 Paddle GeorgiaSuwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTDowling Park RampHal W. Adams Boat Ramp $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/7 daysQuitmanhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2514586508553536?__tn__=-R
2019-06-20Day 6 Paddle GeorgiaSuwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTSuwannee River State ParkDowling Park Ramp $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/7 daysQuitman
2019-06-19Day 5 Paddle GeorgiaWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTMadison Boat RampSuwannee River State Park $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/7 daysQuitmanhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.2510963945582459&type=3
2019-06-18Day 4 Paddle GeorgiaWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTSullivan Launch Madison Boat Ramp $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/7 daysQuitman
2019-06-18GWC Biennial Report Revision CommitteeAll10:00 AM11:00 AMCommitteeGWCAllTeleconApril LipscombJohn S. Quarterman
2019-06-17Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake7:30 PM8:00 PM10:30 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.The next night.http://wwals.net/2019/06/04/banks-lake-full-july-moon-paddle-2019-06-17/3hoursnonenone3 miles2.5hours
2019-06-17Day 3 Paddle GeorgiaWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTNankin Boat RampSullivan Launch $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/7 daysQuitmanhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2514338978578289
2019-06-16Day 2 Paddle GeorgiaWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTSpook BridgeNankin Boat Ramp $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/http://wwals.net/2019/07/26/spooks-of-the-bridge-water-trail-signs-and-porta-potties-paddlega19-day-2-2019-06-16/7 daysQuitmanhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.2510963945582459&type=3
2019-06-15Day 1 Paddle GeorgiaWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AM6:00 PMOutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTTroupville Boat RampSpook Bridge30.851842-83.346536 $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/http://wwals.net/2019/06/30/troupville-little-river-confluence-shoals-creeks-and-spook-bridge-2019-06-15/7 daysQuitmanhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.2510963945582459&type=3
2019-06-15Scott James RadioAll8:00 AM10:00 AMRadioScott JamesAllTroupville Boat RampLittle River ConfluenceScott JamesJohn S. QuartermanSuwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman will talk about Paddle Georgia and what WWALS does and how people can help.http://wwals.net/2019/06/13/paddle-georgia-on-scott-james-radio-8am-2019-06-14/He declined to do this.15 minutes
2019-06-14Paddle Georgia RegistrationWithlacoochee River, Suwannee Riverone week2019-06-15OutingPaddle GeorgiaWLRWTTroupville Boat RampHal W. Adams Boat Ramp30.851842-83.346536 $ 425.00 $ 425.00 Joe CookJohn S. Quarterman300 people paddling for a week.http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/http://wwals.net/2019/06/14/before-the-day-1-route-of-paddle-georgia-2019-06-14/7 daysQuitman
2019-06-14Scott James RadioAll8:00 AM8:15 AMRadioScott JamesAllScott James radio show, 92.1 FM, Valdosta, GAScott JamesJohn S. QuartermanScott James broadcasting from the Suwannee Riverkeeper Aircraft Carrier during Paddle Georgia.Well, he declined to get on the boat, but he did have Suwannee Riverkeeper on his radio show that same morning..http://wwals.net/2019/02/13/paddle-georgia-withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-into-florida-2019-06-15-21/15 minutes
2019-06-13Advisory Committee MeetingAll5:30:00 PM7:00:00 PMCommitteeeWWALSAllH. H. Tift Building, 4602 Research Way, Tifton, GA 31793, on the UGA Tifton CampusJoe WestDave HetzelOrganizing meeting for the WWALS Advisory Committee.http://wwals.net/2019/05/23/wwals-advisory-committee-2019-05-11/
2019-06-01Withlacoochee River - Paddle Ga PreviewWithlacoochee River8:00:00 AM9:30:00 AM3:00:00 PMOutingWWALSWLRWTAllen RampSuwannee River State Park30.449167-83.221333 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoWild and beautiful Withlacoochee River. We will pass numerous rocky shoals requiring some skills so this outing may not be appropriate for beginners and young children. There are clear springs to explore. This is a preview of Paddle Georgia 2019.Deese-Howard to Gibson Parkhttp://wwals.net/2019/05/22/allen-ramp-to-srsp-withlacoochee-river-paddle-georgia-preview-2019-06-01/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/24778568988931647 hours20 miles round trip40 minutes8.44 miles6 hoursLeehttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2477856898893164
2019-06-01Deese-Howard Ramp to Gibson County ParkSuwannee Riverouting changed to WithlacoocheeOutingWWALSSRWTDeese Howard Boat RampGibson County Park30.41439-82.96292 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLocation moved.Nankin Ramp to State Line Ramphttp://wwals.net/2019/03/31/deese-howard-ramp-to-gibson-county-park-suwannee-river-2019-06-01/http://wwals.net/2019/05/22/allen-ramp-to-srsp-withlacoochee-river-paddle-georgia-preview-2019-06-01/7 hours24 miles round trip40 minutes12 miles6 hoursWhite Springs
2019-05-31Opening: J.H. Anderson Jr. Park at Rock Bluff SpringsSuwannee River10:30:00 AM11:30:00 AM1:30:00 AMOutingSRWMDSRWTJ.H. Anderson Jr. ParkSRWMDKatelyn PotterSecond magnitude Rock Bluff Springs has been accessible only by boat up its 700-foot run from the Suwannee River, but SRWMD has acquired 175 acres around the spring that is opening as J.H. Anderson Jr. Park, at the end of this month.http://wwals.net/2019/05/05/opening-j-h-anderson-jr-park-at-rock-bluff-springs-suwannee-river-2019-05-30/3 hours
2019-05-26Florida Folk Festival SundaySuwannee River10:00:00 AMFestivalFlorida State ParksSRWTStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096 $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.http://wwals.net/2019/05/07/florida-folk-festival-saturday-2019-05-24-26/5 hourshttps://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60975843_2080322918761094_4099544192382926848_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQn0gh6kagy4ucI5fp_f9yrz4jh_q3stMjE4rpphqNbCayWH2rGWmAzQ6YxkPYC52OLv2jrY7KYwKt2JhquRheVq&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-2.fna&oh=37b8d3921634e049964bd872214dc5c0&oe=5DAE8309
2019-05-25Florida Folk Festival SaturdaySuwannee River10:00:00 AMFestivalFlorida State ParksSRWTStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096 $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.http://wwals.net/2019/05/07/florida-folk-festival-saturday-2019-05-24-26/5 hourshttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2464580683554119?__tn__=-R
2019-05-24Florida Folk Festival FridaySuwannee River6:30:00 PMFestivalFlorida State ParksSRWTStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096 $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.http://wwals.net/2019/05/07/florida-folk-festival-saturday-2019-05-24-26/5 hourshttps://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60884708_2076729882453731_3662449622686629888_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQmnyfY-MQGBUlf9YCFKf57mflSREdubHQ3FcRsC2Rf6TBpodZMWtfAvQOvnpYrQ3SazIC-IDBLXm_Nt4Tz2fjKW&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-2.fna&oh=00766084ea23ada31583501e2b7dbf73&oe=5DA06C2E
2019-05-23NCFRPCAll7:00:00 PM9:00:00 PMConferenceNCFRPCNCFRPCHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, FloridaScott R. KoonsScott R. KoonsBusiness meeting.http://wwals.net/2019/05/23/ncfrpc-meeting-lake-city-fl-2019-05-23/http://wwals.net/2019/05/25/citizens-for-water-against-toll-roads-ncfrpc-2019-05-23/
2019-05-22Train the TrainerAll9:00:00 AM5:00:00 PMConferenceGeorgia Adopt-A-StreamAllFlint Riverquarium, 117 Pine Ave., Albany, GA 31701Bailey CrappsGretchen QuartermanTraining trainers for Georgia Adopt-A-Stream water quality testinghttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2459874334024754?__tn__=-Rhttps://scontent.fphl2-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/60820199_2459867830692071_386532732924067840_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQlAgUcFBsjOb2j0JZWWqCLpgN7Yhx1tNlD1eupcwWszxwSnk6xe6hMIkmyudw67XzR-YWRB9YmeSyxR2veSTt1Q&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-2.fna&oh=a38b61cec88fa19470ac886ee6f003d4&oe=5DAFF239https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2459874334024754?__tn__=-Rhttps://www.facebook.com/GaskinsForestEducationCenter/photos/a.1712057712383708/2368875180035288/?type=3&theaterhttps://www.facebook.com/GaskinsForestEducationCenter/photos/a.1712057712383708/2368860663370073/?type=3&theater
2019-05-22Southern Company Stockholder MeetingAll9:00:00 AM10:00:00 AM12:00:00 PMConferenceSouthern CompanyAllThe Lodge Conference Center at Callaway Gardens, 4500 Southern Pine Drive, Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822Tom FanningJohn S. QuartermanIn this year’s pilgrimage to Pine Mountain, we will hear how part of Southern Company CEO Tom Fanning’s compensation will be tied to meeting the company’s low-carbon goals.http://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/2019/04/southern-company-stockholder-meeting-2019-05-22.html
2019-05-19Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll6:00 PM8:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllSakura Japanese Sushi and Grill, 1548 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak, FL 32064-4514Eileen BoxJohn S. QuartermanOrganizing for the Second Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contesthttp://wwals.net/2019/05/06/suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-committee-meeting-2019-05-19/
2019-05-18Banks Lake Full Flower Moon PaddleBanks Lake7:00 PM7:30 PM9:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.The next night.http://wwals.net/2019/04/23/banks-lake-full-flower-moon-paddle-2019-05-18/http://wwals.net/2019/05/26/pictures-banks-lake-full-flower-and-osprey-moon-paddle-2019-05-18/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hoursWe will have plenty of time to enjoy a beautiful sunset, the moon rise and watch the stars come out. Sunsets are usually spectacular.
2019-05-14SRWMD BoardAll9:00:00 AM1:00:00 PMConferenceSRWMDAllSRWMD HQ, 9225 Co Rd 49, Live Oak, FL 32060Hugh ThomasJohn S. QuartermanValdosta wastewater is back on the agenda at SRWMD.http://wwals.net/2019/05/12/srwmd-agenda-2019-05-14/http://wwals.net/2019/05/16/videos-parker-pond-water-withdrawals-bmaps-valdosta-and-testing-srwmd-2019-05-14/
2019-05-14FDEP Triennial ReviewAll9:00:00 AMConferenceFDEPAllFlorida Department of Environmental Protection, Bob Martinez Center, Room 609, 2600 Blair Stone Road, Tallahassee, FloridaKaitlyn SuttonKaitlyn SuttonPublic hearing or workshop.http://wwals.net/2019/05/12/tallahassee-triennial-review-public-workshop-2019-05-14/
2019-05-11Advisory Committee MeetingAll1:00:00 PMCommitteeeWWALSAllH. H. Tift Building, 4602 Research Way, Tifton, GA 31793, on the UGA Tifton CampusJoe WestDave HetzelOrganizing meeting for the WWALS Advisory Committee.http://wwals.net/2019/05/23/wwals-advisory-committee-2019-05-11/
2019-05-04Cypress Creek South Launch to Cone BridgeSuwannee River9:00:00 AM10:00 AM3:00:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTCypress Creek South Launch @ CR6Cone Bridge Ramp30.507538-82.71727 $ 10.00 $ - Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoA quiet, tranquil 9.4 mile section of the Suwannee River on a paddle appropriate for paddlers of any level.Nankin Ramp to State Line Ramp, Withlacoochee Riverhttp://wwals.net/2019/04/18/cypress-creek-south-cr-6-to-cone-bridge-suwannee-river-2019-05-04/6 hours17.8 miles round trip30 minutes9.4 miles5 hoursBenton CR 6
2019-04-29Oculus trainingAll2:00:00 PM3:30:00 PMTrainingFDEPAllOnlineLisa RinamanJohn S. QuartermanHow to use FDEP's Oculus database.
2019-04-27Georgia Water Quality Testing TrainingAll2:00:00 PM4:00:00 PMTrainingWWALS and Golden Triangle R&DAllReed Bingham State ParkReed Bingham SP (West) $ - $ - $ 5.00 Julie ShuttersJohn S. QuartermanChemical and Bacteriological water testing training by Georgia Adopt-A-Stream standards.http://wwals.net/2019/04/22/training-for-water-quality-testing-rbsp-after-blrpr-2019-04-27/http://wwals.net/2019/05/02/training-for-water-quality-testing-2019-04-27/2 hours
2019-04-27BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle8:00:00 AM1:00:00 PMOutingWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West) $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 5.00 Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstAnnual FundraiserThe April 2018 monthly outinghttp://wwals.net/2018/11/30/7th-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-silent-auction-raffle-2019-04-27/http://wwals.net/2019/05/01/winners-big-little-river-paddle-race-2019-04-27/4 hours
2019-04-25FL Rivers Task ForceAll9:00 AM11:00 AMConferenceNCFRPCAllHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, FloridaNCFRPCNCFRPCAfter meeting with Valdostahttp://wwals.net/2019/04/23/rivers-task-force-meeting-lake-city-florida-2019-04-25/http://wwals.net/2019/04/28/jim-tatum-reports-on-fl-rivers-task-force-meeting/
2019-04-24GWC Partner MeetingAll9:00 AM4:00 PMConferenceGWCAllAlcovy Conservation Center, Georgia Wildlife Federation, 11600 Hazelbrand Rd NE, Covington, GA 30014GWCJohn S. QuartermanDebrief legislative session, discuss priorities and strategy.https://www.gawater.org/spring-partner-meetinghttp://wwals.net/2019/04/24/georgia-water-coalition-spring-partner-meeting-2019-04-24/8 hours
2019-04-24SSRWPCAll10:00 AM2:00 PMCommitteeGA-EPDAll41 and Main, 343 Main St. South, Tifton, GA 31794Cliff LewisJohn S. QuartermanThe Suwannee-Satilla Regional Water Planning Council will hold a council meetinghttp://wwals.net/2019/03/05/tifton-suwannee-satilla-regional-water-planning-council-2019-04-24/4 hours
2019-04-20Banks Lake Full Rescheduled Pink Moon PaddleBanks Lake7:00 PM7:30 PM9:30 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Dan PhillipsDan PhillipsLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/04/19/rescheduled-banks-lake-full-pink-moon-paddle-2019-04-20/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hourshttps://scontent.fhhr1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57462801_2407032895975565_2125620018195464192_n.jpg?_nc_cat=106&_nc_oc=AQnX4eLwL8p_l3OVulf8k73yPQBjL6GRG546paijYwsP11mfYPMuV8PQZ7z5tk50f62t-gXFsaEmPweefjUcsyJM&_nc_ht=scontent.fhhr1-1.fna&oh=ecff1e88a311d451807254006efa92c1&oe=5D6FF659https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=ms.c.eJxFj9kNxEAIQztagc3Zf2OrYULy~_~_QTJinQFu~_MCPthAMIP8OoFFk3pNl2QuAoscCCMiLUoJzTxhJLqCAMkFggHaD0AbgMiNwN9M3wVnU2pallQNRZyLVJNFcnelqvQVZDMAfUOy~%3BBOt9wd7BjF1oKKc7~%3ByAzb3Td7aY6HpKqRypu8Xsu2GfqDPl6z6A~_mVTns~-.bps.a.2407020019310186&type=1
2019-04-19Banks Lake Full Pink Moon PaddleBanks LakeCancelled due to bad weather9:30 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Dan Phillips Dan PhillipsLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/03/22/banks-lake-full-pink-moon-paddle-2019-04-19/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-04-18Environment Panel DiscussionAll7:30 PM9:00 PMConferenceVSUAllOdum Library Auditorium, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GACristobal Serran-PaganJohn S. QuartermanPanel discussion on the environment with VSU Sociology Prof. Carl Hand, Valdosta Public Works Director Richard Hardy, and Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman.http://wwals.net/2019/04/02/vsu-panel-discussion-environment-hardy-thieme-quarterman-2019-04-18/
2019-04-15WKFL meetingAll2:00 PM4:00 PMConferenceWKA FLAllOrlando, FLLisa RinamanJohn S. QuartermanWaterkeepers Florida board meetinghttp://wwals.net/2019/04/13/waterkeepers-florida-meets-fdep-in-orlando-triennial-review-of-water-quality-standards-2019-04-15/
2019-04-15WKFL meets FDEPAll12:00 PM2:00 PMConferenceWKA FLAllFDEP Central District Office, 3319 Maguire Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32803.Lisa RinamanJohn S. QuartermanTo discuss upcoming FDEP Triennial Review of Florida Water Quality Standards.http://wwals.net/2019/04/13/waterkeepers-florida-meets-fdep-in-orlando-triennial-review-of-water-quality-standards-2019-04-15/http://wwals.net/2019/05/13/waterkeepers-florida-met-fdep-in-orlando-about-triennial-review-of-water-quality-standards-2019-04-15/
2019-04-14WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PM3:30 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602Gretchen QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanBusiness meeting.http://wwals.net/2019/03/30/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2019-04-14/
2019-04-13A Day in the WoodsAlapaha River1:00 PM10:00 PMFestivalGaskins Forest Education CenterARWTGaskins Forest Education Center, 3359 Moore Sawmill Rd., Alapaha, Georgia 31622Heather BrasellHeather BrasellAfternoon activities and demonstrations related to forestry, wildlife, and traditional crafts using natural resources. Evening nature walk and astronomy.https://www.facebook.com/events/416794818867470/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1552910294454411
2019-04-11Conference, GAWMA8:00 AM4:00 PMConferenceGAWMAAllSam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GAGAWMDJohn S. QuartermanIncludes presentations on PFAS, EPA, and remediationhttps://www.gaawma.org/assets/documents/2019/2019%20AWMA%20Regulatory%20Update%20Agenda%20032919.pdfhttps://aiwmagc.memberclicks.net/index.php?option=com_mc&view=mc&mcid=form_260034
2019-04-10Rivers Task Force WorkshopAll6:00 PM8:00 PMConferenceValdostaAllGeneral Purpose Room, Valdosta City Hall Annex, Valdosta, GA 31601ValdostaJohn S. QuartermanRequested by the dozen downstream Florida counties; still being finalized. http://wwals.net/2019/03/01/wwals-booth-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2019-03-09-10/http://wwals.net/2019/03/12/elected-officials-from-valdosta-and-12-downstream-florida-counties-2019-04-10/http://wwals.net/2019/04/12/videos-florida-counties-meet-valdosta-about-sewage-in-rivers-and-wells-2019-04-10/
2019-04-10Scouting Big ShoalsSuwannee River9:30 AM10:00 AM12:00 PMScoutingWWALSSRWTBig Shoals State ParkSuwannee Wayside Park30.352088-82.690157 - - Shirley KokidkoShirley Kokidkoscout the portage & shoalsNot a public outing.2.5 hours6 miles15 minutes6 miles2 hoursWhite Springs
2019-04-09SRWMD BoardAll9:00 AM1:00 PMConferenceSRWMDAllSRWMD HQ, 9225 Co Rd 49, Live Oak, FL 32060SRWMDJohn S. QuartermanRegular meeting.http://www.srwmd.state.fl.us/137/Board-Meeting-Materials
2019-04-06Downtown Valdosta Songwriter ShowcaseAll7:00 PM10:00 PMFestivalDosta PlayhouseAllDosta Playhouse, 122 N Ashley St; Valdosta, GA 31601Theatre Guild Valdostatgv@bellsouth.netFeaturing hit songwriters Jim McBride, Mike Dekle, and Jarrod Brogdon. https://www.theatreguildvaldosta.com/downtown-valdosta-songwriter-showcase---april-2019.html
2019-04-05Woman's Club of Live OakAll12:00 PM1:00 PMConferenceWoman's Club of Live OakAllWoman's Club of Live Oak, 1308 11th St SW, Live Oak, FL 32064Eileen BoxEileen BoxSuwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman will talk about what WWALS does and how people can help.http://wwals.net/2019/03/30/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-live-oak-womans-club-2019-04-05/
2019-03-29GA Nonpoint Source Management PlanAll10:00 AM12:00 PMConferenceGA-EPDAll152 N. Main Street, Dawson, GAGA-EPDJohn S. QuartermanThese meetings are to review and discuss proposed changes to Georgia’s Statewide Nonpoint Source Management Plan document.http://wwals.net/2019/03/21/public-meetings-revisions-ga-nonpoint-source-management-plan-2019-03-29/http://wwals.net/2019/05/01/water-trails-agriculture-urban-goals-pipelines-water-quality-monitoring-wwals-to-ga-epd-2019-04-26/
2019-03-24Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll6:00 PM7:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllSakura Japanese Sushi and Grill, 1548 Ohio Avenue South, Live Oak, FL 32064-4514 $ - Scotti JayJohn S. QuartermanHelp organize the Second Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest! We’re aiming at August 2019. You can help us decide on date, venue, format, and find songwriters!http://wwals.net/2019/03/18/suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-committee-meeting-2019-03-24/1 hour
2019-03-24Suwannee Spring Reunion SundaySuwannee River9:00 AM10:00 AM9:00 PMFestivalSOSMPSRWTSpirit of the Suwannee Music ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanJoin Suwannee Riverkeeper for music on the Suwannee River, and help us talk about paddling on our rives and advocacy. Yes, icluding wastewater and pipelines, as well as phosphate mines. Plus kayak raffle and froggy toss game!http://wwals.net/2019/03/17/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2019-03-21-24/
2019-03-23Mayday Landing to Statenville RampAlapaha River8:00 AM9:00 AM4:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTMayday LandingStatenville Ramp31.82827-83.017179 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasExperience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water TrailBanks Lakehttp://wwals.net/2019/01/26/mayday-landing-to-statenville-boat-ramp-alapaha-river-2019-03-23/8 hours13.1 miles one way40 minutes14.51 miles7.3 hours
2019-03-23Suwannee Spring Reunion SaturdaySuwannee River9:00 AM10:00 AM9:00 PMFestivalSOSMPSRWTSpirit of the Suwannee Music ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanJoin Suwannee Riverkeeper for music on the Suwannee River, and help us talk about paddling on our rives and advocacy. Yes, icluding wastewater and pipelines, as well as phosphate mines. Plus kayak raffle and froggy toss game!http://wwals.net/2019/03/17/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2019-03-21-24/
2019-03-22Suwannee Spring Reunion FridaySuwannee River9:00 AM10:00 AM9:00 PMFestivalSOSMPSRWTSpirit of the Suwannee Music ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanJoin Suwannee Riverkeeper for music on the Suwannee River, and help us talk about paddling on our rives and advocacy. Yes, icluding wastewater and pipelines, as well as phosphate mines. Plus kayak raffle and froggy toss game!http://wwals.net/2019/03/17/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2019-03-21-24/
2019-03-21Suwannee Spring Reunion ThursdaySuwannee River11:00 AM3:00 PM9:00 PMFestivalSOSMPSRWTSpirit of the Suwannee Music ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanJoin Suwannee Riverkeeper for music on the Suwannee River, and help us talk about paddling on our rives and advocacy. Yes, icluding wastewater and pipelines, as well as phosphate mines. Plus kayak raffle and froggy toss game!http://wwals.net/2019/03/17/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2019-03-21-24/
2019-03-21Valdosta City Council MeetingAll5:30 PM6:30 PMCouncilValdostaAllValdosta City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - $ - $ - ValdostaJohn S. QuartermanA dozen counties of the Florida Rivers Task Force were going to speak, but see instead the 6PM, April 10, 2019, meeting: http://wwals.net/2019/03/12/elected-officials-from-valdosta-and-12-downstream-florida-counties-2019-04-10/http://wwals.net/2019/03/02/videos-florida-rivers-task-force-about-valdosta-wastewater-2019-02-28/
2019-03-20Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake6:30 PM7:00 PM9:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/02/27/spring-equinox-full-moon-paddle-banks-lake-2019-03-20/http://wwals.net/2019/03/22/pictures-banks-lake-spring-equinox-full-moon-paddle-2019-03-20/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-03-20Workshop on Valdosta Sewage SpillsAll4:00 PM6:00 PMCommitteeFlorida Senate Committee on Environment and Natural ResourcesAllMallory Horne Committee Room, 37 Senate Building, 404 S. Monroe, Tallahassee, FL 32399Florida Senator Bill MontfordJohn S. QuartermanA Florida Senate Committee has scheduled a Workshop on Valdosta Sewage Spills. The same session this Wednesday afternoon will hear three water bills, SB 1100 about funding water well testing, which is relevant to the recent detection of E. coli in for example Hamiton County wells, SB 1758, which includes some changes to Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) requirements and requirements for wastewater treatment plants to notify customers of unlawful discharges, and SB 1552 about Red Tide mitigationhttp://wwals.net/2019/03/18/valdosta-sewage-spills-workshop-at-florida-senate-2019-03-20/2 hours
2019-03-16Wild Azalea FestivalSuwannee River10:00 AM4:00 PMFestivalWhite SpringsSRWTDowntown White Springs $ - $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanCome out for music and dance by Florida entertainers, arts and crafts, regional foods, contests and other outdoor activities. Visitors can also purchase azaleas and other local plants to take home.http://wwals.net/2019/03/02/wwals-booth-at-wild-azalea-festival-white-springs-fl-2019-03-17/http://wwals.net/2019/03/28/pictures-wild-azalea-festival-white-springs-fl-2019-03-16/
2019-03-13Reclaiming Florida's FutureAll10:00 AM4:00 PMConferenceRethink Energy FloridaAllFlorida State Capitol Building, 400 Monroe St, Tallahassee, Florida 32301Kim RossJohn S. Quartermanan advocacy day: Reclaiming Florida's Future for All! Clean Water, Clean Air, Clean Energyhttps://www.facebook.com/events/334809937299798/http://wwals.net/2019/03/17/waterkeepers-in-tallahassee-2019-03-13/6 hours
2019-03-13Gretchen on Charlie Walker 99.5 FM RadioAll8:15 AM8:30 AMRadioCharlie WalkerAllKIX 99.5 FMChalrie WalkerGretchen QuartermanWWALS E.D. Gretchen Quarterman will talk about outings and advocacy on Charlie Walker KIX 99.5 Country Music Radio.http://wwals.net/2019/03/11/wwals-e-d-gretchen-quarterman-on-charlie-walker-kix-99-5-country-radio-2019-03-13/http://wwals.net/2019/03/26/video-wwals-e-d-gretchen-quarterman-on-charlie-walker-radio-2019-03-13/15 minutes`
2019-03-12SRWMD BoardAll9:00 AM2:00 PMConferenceSRWMDAllSRWMD HQ, 9225 Co Rd 49, Live Oak, FL 32060SRWMDJohn S. QuartermanWithlacoochee/Alapaha Water Quality Review is on the agenda for around noon.http://wwals.net/2019/03/05/srwmd-board-packet-2019-03-12/
2019-03-10Cleanup at Onemile BranchOnemile Branch2:00 PM3:00 PMCleanupWWALSWLRWTOnemile Branch in Drexel Park, Valdosta, GAJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanAn impromptu cleanup advertised by a sign at the WWALS booth at Azalea Festivalhttp://wwals.net/2019/03/11/onemile-branch-cleanup-drexel-park-during-azalea-festival-2019-03-10/1 hourNANANANA
2019-03-10Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch10:00 AM5:00 PMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park $ - $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanCome help WWALS celebrate spring with 30,000 of our south Georgia and north Florida friends.http://wwals.net/2019/03/01/wwals-booth-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2019-03-09-10/http://wwals.net/2019/03/20/pictures-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2019-03-09-10/
2019-03-09Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch10:00 AM6:00 PMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park $ - $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanCome help WWALS celebrate spring with 30,000 of our south Georgia and north Florida friends.http://wwals.net/2019/03/01/wwals-booth-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2019-03-09-10/http://wwals.net/2019/03/20/pictures-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2019-03-09-10/
2019-02-28Rivers Task ForceWithlacoochee River4:00 PMTask ForceNCFRPCWLRWTHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, Florida $ - $ - NCFRPCNCFRPCVoting Thursday on a resolution asking the State of Florida (FDEP, SRWMD, etc.) to do something about Valdosta’s sewage spills.http://wwals.net/2019/02/23/resolution-pending-by-rivers-task-force-in-lake-city-meeting-2019-02-28/http://wwals.net/2019/03/02/videos-florida-rivers-task-force-about-valdosta-wastewater-2019-02-28/
2019-02-22Scott James RadioAll8:00 AM8:15 AMRadioScott JamesAllValdosta Regional AirportScott JamesJohn S. QuartermanSuwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman will talk about what WWALS does and how people can help.http://wwals.net/2019/02/14/paddle-race-paddle-georgia-and-songwriting-contest-on-scott-james-radio-800am-2019-02-15/http://wwals.net/2019/03/15/video-big-little-river-paddle-race-paddle-georgia-songwriting-contest-coal-ash-trust-funds-and-wastewater-on-scott-james-radio-2019-02-22/15 minutes
2019-02-20Capitol Conservation DayAll8:00 AM2:00 PMConferenceGeorgia Water CoalitionAllGeorgia State CapitolGWCJohn S. QuartermanLobbying Georgia state legislators for clean waterhttp://wwals.net/2019/02/22/picture-and-bills-capitol-conservation-day-2019-02-20/
2019-02-19Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake5:30 PM5:45 PM7:30 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/02/05/full-snow-moon-paddle-banks-lake-2019-02-19/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-02-17Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll6:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllChina Town Chinese Restaurant, 1546 Ohio Ave South, Live Oak, FL 32064-4514 $ - Scotti JayJohn S. QuartermanHelp organize the Second Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest! We’re aiming at August 2019. You can help us decide on date, venue, format, and find songwriters!http://wwals.net/2019/02/14/suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-committee-meeting-2019-02-17/1 hour
2019-02-17Suwannee River Car Camping and PaddleSuwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTSuwannee SillGriffis Fish Camp30.803989-82.418561 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoCamp 2 night and paddle the Suwannee Riverhttp://wwals.net/2018/12/27/suwannee-river-car-camping-and-paddle-2019-02-15-17/2 hours3.5 miles one way15 minutes3 miles1.5 hoursFargo
2019-02-16Suwannee River Car Camping and PaddleSuwannee River8:00 AM9:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTGriffis Fish CampFargo Boat Ramp30.782505-82.4436 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoCamp 2 night and paddle the Suwannee Riverhttp://wwals.net/2018/12/27/suwannee-river-car-camping-and-paddle-2019-02-15-17/8 hours11.3 miles one way40 minutes14 miles7 hoursFargo
2019-02-15Suwannee River Car Camping and PaddleSuwannee River4:00 PMnoneOutingWWALSSRWTcampingcamping30.782505-82.4436 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoCamp 2 night and paddle the Suwannee Rivernonehttp://wwals.net/2018/12/27/suwannee-river-car-camping-and-paddle-2019-02-15-17/Fargo
2019-02-13Bird SupperAll5:00 PM7:00 PMConferenceValdosta and Lowndes CountyAllRailroad Freight Depot, Atlanta, GA $ - $ - $ 50.00 ValdostaJohn S. QuartermanLobbying Georgia state legislators for clean waterhttps://www.valdostacity.com/bird-supper-2017-2016-11-01http://wwals.net/2019/02/14/coal-ash-trust-funds-and-water-quality-testing-at-lowndes-county-bird-supper-in-atlanta-2019-02-13/2 hours200 miles8 hours
2019-02-09Last stretch of Alapaha RiverAlapaha River8:30 AM10:00 AMScoutingWWALSARWTJennings Bluff LaunchGibson Park Boat Ramp $ - $ - Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoScouting the usually-dry Alapaha River while there was enough water to boat.None.None.https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2299926770019512518 miles4.54477.5 NAVD88JenningsHigh and fast; more steering than paddling. A fast boat could have made it in three hours.https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/2299926770019512
2019-02-09FL WKA MeetingAllafternoonNAConferencePIECAllUF Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FLNA ? Jen LomberkJohn S. Quarterman"Saturday afternoon we will be holding our first official in-person meeting as Waterkeepers Florida"https://ufpiec.org/
2019-02-08FL WKA Panel DiscussionAll2:00 PMNAConferencePIECAllUF Levin College of Law, Gainesville, FLNA ? Jen LomberkJohn S. Quarterman"a panel Friday afternoon featuring [Matanzas Riverkeeper, St Johns Riverkeeper, and Miami Waterkeeper] discussing our work as Waterkeepers"https://ufpiec.org/http://wwals.net/2019/02/09/florida-waterkeepers-at-piec-25-in-gainesville-fl-2019-02-08/
2019-02-06GA Chapter of the American Fisheries SocietyAll3:45 PMNAConferenceFlint RiverkeeperAllLake Blackshear Lodge31.953254-83.917439 ? Gordon RogersJohn S. QuartermanNine short talks by Georgia Riverkeepers. Flint Riverkeeper remarked: 'In the words of Steve Sammons of Auburn University, and one of the gurus of shoal bass in GA, “these biologist need to know what the hell it is that y’all do; I do but a lot of them don’t”.'https://fisheries.org/events/georgia-chapter-annual-meeting/http://wwals.net/2019/02/08/videos-all-georgia-riverkeepers-speak-to-american-fisheries-society-2019-02-06/All dayNANANANANA
2019-02-03Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll6:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllChina Town Chinese Restaurant, 1546 Ohio Ave South, Live Oak, FL 32064-4514 $ - Scotti JayJohn S. QuartermanHelp organize the Second Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest! We’re aiming at August 2019. You can help us decide on date, venue, format, and find songwriters!http://wwals.net/2019/01/28/suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-committee-meeting-2019-02-03/http://wwals.net/2019/02/14/suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-committee-meeting-2019-02-17/1.5 hours
2019-02-03Troupville to US 84Withlacoochee River9:30 AM10:30 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTTroupville Boat RampUS 84 Landing30.851842-83.346536 $ 10.00 Tom H. Johnson Jr.Tom H. Johnson Jr.A long and rarely-paddled stretch with a challenging takeout.http://wwals.net/2018/12/02/troupville-to-us-84-withlacoochee-river-2019-02-02/http://wwals.net/2019/06/04/pictures-troupville-to-spook-bridge-withlacoochee-river-2019-02-03/13.7 mi one way40 minutes total11 miles4 hoursQuitman
2019-02-02Troupville to US 84Withlacoochee River9:30 AM10:30 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTTroupville Boat RampUS 84 Landing30.851842-83.346536 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasA long and rarely-paddled stretch with a challenging takeout.http://wwals.net/2018/12/02/troupville-to-us-84-withlacoochee-river-2019-02-02/Delayed a day due to rain.13.7 mi one way40 minutes total11 miles4 hoursQuitman
2019-01-24Valdosta City Council MeetingAll5:30 PMCity CouncilValdosta City CouncilAllValdosta City Hall, 216 East Central Avenue, Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - ValdostaJohn S. QuartermanPlease come speak to Valdosta directly about sewage spill effects downstream.http://wwals.net/2019/01/22/wwals-invites-downstream-counties-to-valdosta-city-council-meeting-2019-01-16/
2019-01-24Rivers Task ForceAll4:00 PMTask ForceNCFRPCWLRWTHoliday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, Florida $ - NCFRPCNCFRPCThere will be a meeting of the Middle and Lower Suwannee River and Withlacoochee River Task Force on January 24, 2019, The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, 213 Southwest Commerce Boulevard, Lake City, Florida, at 4:00 p.m.http://wwals.net/2019/01/22/florida-counties-task-force-about-valdosta-sewage-meeting-in-live-oak-2019-01-24/
2019-01-21Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks LakeCancelled due to cold weathercancelledOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2019/01/05/full-wolf-moon-paddle-banks-lake-2019-01-21/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2019-01-21Florida Water Quality Testing TrainingSuwannee River12:00 PMTrainingWWALSAllSuwannee River State Park $ - $ 5.00 John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSavanna Barry will train people in Florida methods of water quality testinghttp://wwals.net/2018/12/13/florida-water-quality-testing-training-srsp-2019-01-21/2 hours
2019-01-19Hike at Little ShoalsSuwannee River12:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTLittle Shoals EntranceLittle Shoals Entrance30.342129-82.734417 $ 10.00 Dennis PriceRonnie ThomasApproximately 3 mile hikehttp://wwals.net/2019/01/16/hike-at-little-shoals-2019-01-19/3 hoursnonenone
2019-01-19Hike to Dead River SinkAlapaha River12:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTOuting Location Changed to Little Shoals30.579861-83.039306 $ 10.00 Dennis PriceRonnie ThomasApproximately 3 mile hikehttp://wwals.net/2018/11/21/hike-to-dead-river-sink-alapaha-river-jennings-bluff-launch-2019-01-19/http://wwals.net/2019/01/16/hike-at-little-shoals-2019-01-19/2-3 hoursnone
2019-01-13WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602 $ - John S. QuartermanGretchen QuartermanWater quality monitoring, water trails, paddle races, songwriting contest, Paddle Georgia, Alapaha Quest, festivals, projects and programs, pipelines, LNG export, phosphate mines, and more.http://wwals.net/2019/01/02/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2019-01-27/2 hoursNANANA
2018-12-22Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake4:45 PM5:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2018/12/01/december-full-cold-moon-paddle-banks-lake-2018-12-22/http://wwals.net/2018/12/23/banks-lake-solstice-moon-paddle-2018-12-22/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours66highCypress, Spanish mossHydrillaSand hill cranesGoodhttp://www.wwals.net/pictures/2018-12-22--banks-lake-solstice-moon-paddle/20181222_180817.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/12/23/banks-lake-solstice-moon-paddle-2018-12-22/
2018-12-09Okefenokee Camping and PaddleSuwannee River8:30:00 AM9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GAStephen C. Foster State Park30.827659-82.361819 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoPaddle in the Okefenokee Swamp and Camp 2 nightshttp://wwals.net/2018/10/08/okefenokee-campout-and-paddle-suwannee-river-stephen-c-foster-state-park-fargo-ga-2018-12-07-09/3 days9 miles30 minutesTBAFargo
2018-12-08Okefenokee Paddle and CampingSuwannee River8:30:00 AM9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GAStephen C. Foster State Park30.827659-82.361819 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoPaddle in the Okefenokee Swamp and Camp 2 nightshttp://wwals.net/2018/10/08/okefenokee-campout-and-paddle-suwannee-river-stephen-c-foster-state-park-fargo-ga-2018-12-07-09/3 days9 miles30 minutesTBAFargo
2018-12-07Okefenokee CampoutSuwannee River4:00:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GAStephen C. Foster State Park30.827659-82.361819 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoPaddle in the Okefenokee Swamp and Camp 2 nightshttp://wwals.net/2018/10/08/okefenokee-campout-and-paddle-suwannee-river-stephen-c-foster-state-park-fargo-ga-2018-12-07-09/3 days9 miles30 minutesTBAFargo
2018-11-29Fine Craft and Arts FestivalAll10:00 AMFestivalJefferson Arts GalleryAllJefferson Arts Gallery, 575 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanCraftspeople and artisans will display their one of a kind works on the scenic grounds of Jefferson Arts Gallery, 575 W. Washington Street, Monticello, FL. This event will take place on Saturday, November 17, 2018, 10AM to 4 PM. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, woodwork, ceramics, fiber arts and more will be available for purchase. Music will be provided by South Georgia and North Florida favorite, “The Chaotics.” This is a wonderful time to get a jump on great and unique Holiday gifts.http://wwals.net/2018/11/14/fine-craft-and-arts-festival-by-jefferson-arts-gallery-monticello-fl-2018-11-17/
2018-11-23Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake5:15 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.034824-83.096725 $ 10.00 Ronnie ThomasRonnie ThomasLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over the lake.nonehttp://wwals.net/2018/11/14/november-full-beaver-moon-paddle-banks-lake-2018-11-23/2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2018-11-10Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha Riverall dayFestivalAlapaha Station CelebrationARWTAlapaha Station, 245 NE Railroad St, Alapaha, Georgia $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic food and fun.http://wwals.net/2018/11/09/alapaha-station-celebration-2018-11-10/http://wwals.net/2019/10/24/pictures-alapaha-station-celebration-2018-11-10/
2018-11-03WWALS BoomerangWithlacoochee River11:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTState Line Boat RampState Line Boat Ramp30.637844-83.311149 $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ - Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieA fun filled day of kayak and canoe racing and leisurely paddling.Location may be moved to the State Line Ramp if conditions require.http://wwals.net/2018/10/28/now-at-state-line-ramp-wwals-boomerang-paddle-race-2018-11-03/http://wwals.net/2018/11/09/pbs-airs-part-of-alan-toths-phosphate-mining-movie-2018-10-31/4 hoursNoneNone3 miles each way1 hourValdosta, GA / 02317755
2018-10-23October Hunter's Moon PaddleBanks Lake6:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.035117-83.096962 $ 10.00 Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoLeisurely sunset paddle and watch the Hunter's Moon rise over the lake.none2 hoursnonenone3.5 miles2 hours
2018-10-29Tryout of Water Quality TestingLittle River7:00 PMTestingWWALSWLRWTTroupville Boat RampTroupville Boat Ramp $ - $ - $ - Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieWWALS has acquired a couple of water quality testing kits, and this will be the first tryout. You can only test if you've been through the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream training. But you can come watch and make suggestions and see if you want to get trained.
2018-10-27Great Suwannee River Basin Clean UpSuwannee River9:00 AMCleanupSpring HuntersSRWTSuwannee River Rendezvous Campground, 828 NE Primrose Rd, Mayo, Florida 32066Travis MarquesTravis MarquesSix miles of cleanuphttps://www.facebook.com/events/971467596370145/971480189702219/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity&notif_id=153693002147318014 hours
2018-10-20Brooks County Skillet FestivalWithlacoochee Riverall dayFestivalBrooks County Skillet FestivalWLRWTQuitman $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFood and fun in a parkhttp://wwals.net/2018/10/18/wwals-at-brooks-county-skillet-festival-2018-10-20/http://wwals.net/2019/09/29/pictures-brooks-county-skillet-festival-2018-10-20/
2018-10-13Troupville Boat Ramp CleanupLittle River8:00 AM - NoonCleanupWWALSWLRWTTroupville Boat RampNA30.85131-83.34743 $ - $ - $ - Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieRivers Alive Cleanup / Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful Clean Up of the Troupville Landing and adjacent riverfronthttp://wwals.net/2018/09/27/troupville-boat-ramp-cleanup-little-river-2018-10-13/http://wwals.net/2018/10/15/pictures-troupville-cleanup-2018-10-13/3 hoursNonenonenonenoneNot requiredHahira, GA / 02318380
2018-10-11WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2018-10-10WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2018-10-09WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2018-10-08WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll5:00:00 PMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2018-10-06Alapaha QuestAlapaha River7:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTCancelled due to low waterCancelled due to low water $ 10.00 Phil HubbardPhil HubbardExperience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water Trail as we continue the Alapaha Quest. Location for this outing will be determined dependent on water levelsIn case of high or low water is: we’ll just move it to some area of the river that will work, even if it’s a hike on the dry riverbed.http://wwals.net/2018/08/22/alapaha-quest-tba-on-alapaha-river-2018-10-06/http://wwals.net/2018/10/03/cancelled-alapaha-quest-2018-10-06/Cancelled due to low water levelAlapaha, GA / 02316000
2018-10-06Hahira Honeybee FestivalLittle River9:00 AMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTHahira $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman25,000 people in a 2,500 pop. townhttp://wwals.net/2018/09/14/wwals-at-hahira-honeybee-festival-2018-10-05-06/http://wwals.net/2018/10/06/pictures-hahira-honeybee-friday-2018-10-05/9 hours
2018-10-05Hahira Honeybee FestivalLittle River9:00 AMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTHahira $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman25,000 people in a 2,500 pop. townhttp://wwals.net/2018/09/14/wwals-at-hahira-honeybee-festival-2018-10-05-06/http://wwals.net/2018/10/06/pictures-hahira-honeybee-friday-2018-10-05/9 hours
2018-10-03Tour of Valdosta WTPsAll9:00 AMEducationValdosta UtilitiesAllValdosta Utilities, 1016 Myrtle Street, Valdosta, Georgia 31601 $ - $ - John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanWWALS will tour Valdosta’s Wastewater Treatment Plants (WTPs).http://wwals.net/2018/09/26/tour-of-valdosta-wastewater-treatment-plants-2018-10-03/http://wwals.net/2018/10/05/videos-tour-of-valdosta-wtps-2018-10-03/3 hours
2018-10-03GA 319 grant webinarAll9:30 AMWebinarGA-EPDAllOnline $ - $ - GA-EPDJohn S. QuartermanRequired to apply for Section 319(h) Georgia's Nonpoint Source Implementation Granthttps://epd.georgia.gov/section-319h-georgias-nonpoint-source-implementation-grant1 hour
2018-10-02Valdosta wastewater on WCTVWithlacoochee6:00 PMPRWCTVAllHagan Bridge LandingEmma WheelerJohn S. QuartermanNorth Florida communities look to solve sewage spills in Valdostahttps://www.wctv.tv/content/news/Nor-494967471.htmlhttp://wwals.net/2018/10/03/wctv-at-hagan-bridge-on-withlacoochee-sewage-spills-downstream-into-florida-2018-10-02/
2018-09-29Berrien County Harvest FestivalAlapaha River9:00 AMFestivalBerrien CountyARWTNashville, GA $ - $ - Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic, art show, craft and food venders, featuring The Puppies of Penzance.http://wwals.net/2017/09/24/wwals-at-berrien-county-harvest-festival-2017-09-30/6 hours
2018-09-25PR Committee MeetingAll12:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllSouth Georgia Regional Library, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602 $ - $ - John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanHow to use WWALS social media and traditional media to get the word out. Dialin will be available.1 hour
2018-09-16Training: water quality testingAll1:00:00 PMTrainingWWALSAllSGRC, 327 W Savannah Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - $ - Bobby McKenzieErica McLellandBoth chemical and biological testing: you can get certified to do it. Georgia Adopt-A-Stream trainer Julie Shutters is coming to Valdosta for a six hour training course.http://wwals.net/2018/09/07/water-quality-testing-training-valdosta-ga-2018-09-16/http://wwals.net/2018/09/18/training-water-quality-testing-pictures-2018-09-16/6 hours
2018-09-15South Georgia Pride FestivalWithlacoochee River12:00:00 PMFestivalSouth Georgia PrideWLRWTSaunders Park ValdostaGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA rainbow of equality.http://wwals.net/2018/09/10/wwals-at-south-georgia-pride-saturday-2018-09-15/
2018-09-15Alapaha QuestAlapaha River8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTNaylor Boat RampMayday Landing30.92539-83.03835 $ 10.00 $ - $ - Phil HubbardPhil HubbardExperience the wilderness of the Alapaha River Water Trail as we continue the Alapaha Quest. This section does have some rough rocky spots with rapids for a short distance. The takeout at Mayday is a little difficult due to soft sand to climb up to the parking area. Bring plenty of water to drink and food for the day. Bring a PFD to wear. Plan to arrive early enough to unload gear and begin the shuttle to the take out.Location for this outing may be changed as water levels dictate. http://wwals.net/2018/08/31/alapaha-quest-willacoochee-landing-ga-135-2018-09-15/https://www.facebook.com/Wwalswatershed/photos/pcb.2109968912587366/1723323057794417/?type=37-9 Hours11 miles one way40 minutes total11.256-8Statenville, GA / 02317500
2018-09-13SuwRK on Steve Nichols radioAll8:30 AMRadioValdosta TodayAllSteve Nichols radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GASteve NicholsJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talking about Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival, songwriting contest, outings, and more.http://wwals.net/2018/09/10/suwannee-riverkeeper-on-steve-nichols-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-09-13/http://wwals.net/2018/10/01/video-paddle-races-water-trails-and-sabal-trail-jury-trials-suwannee-riverkeeper-on-wgov-radio/http://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2018/04/8ccdcb33f07041859e2fe19ddfebcd58-1.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/04/24/video-suwannee-riverkeeper-on-steve-nichols-drive-time-radio-2018-04-24/
2018-09-12Jury TrialAll9:00:00 AMTrialU.S. District CourtAllMain Courtroom, Second Floor, U.S. District Court, 401 N Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - $ - John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFederal eminent domain jury trials, Sabal Trail vs. three landownershttp://wwals.net/2018/09/05/four-sabal-trail-jury-trials-in-valdosta-ga-2018-09-10/http://wwals.net/?p=458338 hours
2018-09-11Banks Lake New Moon PaddleBanks Lake7:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp $ 10.00 $ - Shirley KokidkoShirley Kokidko Leisurely paddle at sunset approximately 4 miles around the lake, looking for alligators, bats & birds.http://wwals.net/2018/09/10/banks-lake-new-moon-paddle-2018-09-11/
2018-09-11Jury TrialAll9:00:00 AMTrialU.S. District CourtAllMain Courtroom, Second Floor, U.S. District Court, 401 N Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - $ - John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFederal eminent domain jury trials, Sabal Trail vs. three landownershttp://wwals.net/2018/09/05/four-sabal-trail-jury-trials-in-valdosta-ga-2018-09-10/http://wwals.net/?p=458298 hours
2018-09-10Jury Selection and Trial StartAll9:00:00 AMTrialU.S. District CourtAllMain Courtroom, Second Floor, U.S. District Court, 401 N Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31601 $ - $ - John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFederal eminent domain jury trials, Sabal Trail vs. three landownershttp://wwals.net/2018/09/05/four-sabal-trail-jury-trials-in-valdosta-ga-2018-09-10/8 hours
2018-09-09Clean-Up at Sheboggy Ramp with an upstream paddle to followAlapaha River1:00:00 PMCleanup/OutingWWALSARWTSheboggy Boat RampSheboggy Boat Ramp31.386279-83.191609 $ - $ - $ - Phil HubbardPhil HubbardThe traditional annual WWALS Sheboggy Georgia Adopt-A-Stream cleanup at Sheboggy, plus an upstream paddle.http://wwals.net/2018/07/11/cleanup-at-sheboggy-plus-upstream-paddle-alapaha-river-2018-09-09/http://wwals.net/2018/09/23/wwals-cleanup-at-sheboggy-boat-ramp-us-82-alapaha-river-2018-09-09/4 hoursTBDAlapaha, GA / 02316000
2018-08-21WWALS Testing CommitteeAll5:00:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllLibrary, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602 $ - $ - Bobby McKenzieJohn S. QuartermanOrganizational meeting, WWALS Water Quality Testing Committeehttp://wwals.net/blog/2018/08/15/organizational-meeting-wwals-water-quality-testing-committee-2018-08-21/
2018-08-19WWALS Trails CommitteeAll2:30:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllLibrary, 2906 Julia Dr, Valdosta, GA 31602 $ - $ - Dan Phillips and Scotti JayJohn S. QuartermanOrganizational meeting, WWALS Trails Committeehttp://wwals.net/2018/08/17/brochures-trails-committee-meeting-2018-08-19/
2018-08-11Alapaha Quest – Rowe Town Church Cemetery to Willacoochee Landing @ Ga 135Alapaha River8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTRowe Town Church CemeteryWillacoochee Landing @ Ga 13531.33863-83.14955 $ 10.00 $ - Phil HubbardPhil HubbardExperience the wilderness via the Alapaha River as we continue the Alapaha Quest. In case of high or low water is: we’ll just move it to some area of the river that will work, even if it’s a hike on the dry riverbed.http://wwals.net/2018/08/04/alapaha-quest-rowetown-to-willacoochee-alapaha-river-2018-08-11/7 - 8 Hours16 Miles one way40 Minutes13.2 Miles7 HoursAlapaha, GA / 02316000
2018-07-27Friday Night Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake8:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTBanks Lake Boat RampBanks Lake Boat Ramp31.03492-83.09619 $ 10.00 $ - Shirley KokidkoShirley KokidkoPaddle scenic Banks Lake on a Friday night as the setting sun enhances its beauty and the full moon sheds a bit of light on its night time mysteries.Nonehttp://wwals.net/2018/05/01/friday-night-banks-lake-full-moon-paddle-2018-07-27/http://wwals.net/2018/07/28/banks-lake-sunset-paddle-2018-07-27/2-4 hoursNoneNoneFree reign2-4 hoursNoneWater a foot or two up bottom of boat ramp after lake was drained.Venus gleamed through the fires of sunset as the full moon and Mars hid behind clouds.Seaweed-like weed festooned paddles and boats at boat ramp.Got to see: ospreys and nest, eastern kingbirds, egrets, ibises, bats, gators and hear pig frogs, cricket frogs, and mourning doves. --Bret Wagenhorsthttp://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2018/07/2a509d77530b29902f8ce167b1b97ade.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/07/28/banks-lake-sunset-paddle-2018-07-27/
2018-07-08WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:30 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllWooden Nickel, Inner Perimeter, Valdosta, GAJohn S. QuartermanGretchen QuartermanElection of officers, annual financial report, approval of budget, some new committee members and committee chairs, and other business. 2 hours
2018-07-08WWALS Annual Member MeetingAll2:00 PMMember MeetingWWALSAllWooden Nickel, Inner Perimeter, Valdosta, GAJohn S. QuartermanGretchen QuartermanAnnual report, election of new board members, and drawing for kayak raffle.http://wwals.net/2018/06/14/kayak-raffle-drawing-at-wwals-annual-member-meeting-2018-07-08/2 hours
2018-06-29SuwRK on Scott James Radio showAll7:00:00 AMRadioScott JamesAllScott Suwannee Riverkeeper John S. Quarterman will talk about Paddle Georgia and what WWALS does and how people can help.Scott JamesJohn S. QuartermanAbout jury trial about pipeline easement: Sabal Trail vs. W. Lynn Lasseter of Moultrie, GAhttp://wwals.net/2018/06/29/landowner-wins-over-sabal-trail-in-jury-trial-jsq-on-scott-james-radio-2018-06-29/25 minutesFracked methane pipelinehttp://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2018/06/11-11-11.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/06/29/landowner-wins-over-sabal-trail-in-jury-trial-jsq-on-scott-james-radio-2018-06-29/
2018-06-26Sabal Trail Jury TrialAll9:00:00 AMTrialU.S. Middle District of GeorgiaAllFederal Courthouse, Valdosta, GAJonathan P. WatersJohn S. QuartermanJury trial about pipeline easement: Sabal Trail vs. W. Lynn Lasseter of Moultrie, GAhttp://wwals.net/2018/06/21/sabal-trail-jury-trial-in-valdosta-ga-2018-06-25/http://wwals.net/2018/06/26/sabal-trail-loses-jury-trial-in-valdosta-ga-2018-06-26/2 daysFracked methane pipeline
2018-06-25Sabal Trail Jury TrialAll9:00:00 AMTrialU.S. Middle District of GeorgiaAllFederal Courthouse, Valdosta, GAJonathan P. WatersJohn S. QuartermanJury trial about pipeline easement: Sabal Trail vs. W. Lynn Lasseter of Moultrie, GAhttp://wwals.net/2018/06/21/sabal-trail-jury-trial-in-valdosta-ga-2018-06-25/http://wwals.net/2018/06/26/sabal-trail-jury-selection-2018-06-25/2 daysFracked methane pipeline
2018-06-23Songwriting ContestAll1:00:00 PMFestivalWWALSAllThe Salty Snapper, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602 $ 10.00 $ 10.00 ? Will EasonEileen BoxFirst Annual Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting ContestNonehttp://wwals.net/?p=43081http://wwals.net/2018/07/02/winners-of-the-suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-2018/4 hours
2018-06-23Langdale Park to Sugar Creek Paddle and TourWithlacoochee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTLangdale ParkSugar Creek $ 10.00 $ - $ - Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieLeisurely 2 mile paddle from the recently reopened Langdale Park on the largest river through the lastest city in the Suwannee River Basin to the newly approved Sugar Creek LandingNonehttp://wwals.net/2018/06/19/langdale-park-to-sugar-creek-withlacoochee-river-2018-06-23/2 Hours4.5 Miles one way30 Minutes2 Miles1.25 hoursUS 41 Valdosta - 02317755
2018-06-18WWALS E.D. on Steve Nichols radio showAll8:30:00 AMRadioSteve NicholsAllSteve Nichols radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GASteve NicholsJohn S. QuartermanGretchen Quarterman talking about Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contesthttp://wwals.net/2018/06/18/suwannee-riverkeeper-on-steve-nichols-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-06-19/http://wwals.net/2018/06/20/videos-gretchen-quarterman-about-songwriting-contest-on-steve-nichols-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-06-18/8 minuteshttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/OO3sF1HD-84/hqdefault.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/06/20/videos-gretchen-quarterman-about-songwriting-contest-on-steve-nichols-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-06-18/
2018-06-10Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllBuffalo, NYBart MihailovichBart MihailovichAnnual required conferencehttp://www.cvent.com/events/2018-waterkeeper-alliance-conference/event-summary-8a7b7fe3fdb5458a88c76776003b0575.aspx4 days
2018-06-09Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllBuffalo, NYBart MihailovichBart MihailovichAnnual required conferencehttp://www.cvent.com/events/2018-waterkeeper-alliance-conference/event-summary-8a7b7fe3fdb5458a88c76776003b0575.aspx4 days
2018-06-08Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllBuffalo, NYBart MihailovichBart MihailovichAnnual required conferencehttp://www.cvent.com/events/2018-waterkeeper-alliance-conference/event-summary-8a7b7fe3fdb5458a88c76776003b0575.aspx4 days
2018-06-07Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllBuffalo, NYBart MihailovichBart MihailovichAnnual required conferencehttp://www.cvent.com/events/2018-waterkeeper-alliance-conference/event-summary-8a7b7fe3fdb5458a88c76776003b0575.aspx4 days
2018-06-06Waterkeeper ConferenceAll5:00:00 PMConferenceWKAAllBuffalo, NYBart MihailovichBart MihailovichAnnual required conferencehttp://www.cvent.com/events/2018-waterkeeper-alliance-conference/event-summary-8a7b7fe3fdb5458a88c76776003b0575.aspx4 days
2018-06-02Overnight Camping - Suwannee Springs to Suwannee River State ParkSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTSuwannee SpringsSuwannee River State Park30.39417-82.93383 $ 20.00 $ - $ 10.00 Phil HubbardPhil HubbardBeautiful 2 day paddle trip with overnight camping at Holton CreekTBAhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/29/overnight-camping-suwannee-springs-to-suwannee-river-state-park-2018-06-02/2 Days15 Miles one way1 hour22 Miles11 hours over 2 daysSuwannee Springs - 02315550
2018-05-31Wild & Scenic Film FestivalAll7:00:00 PMFestivalWWALSAllMathis Auditorium, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFilm Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2018/04/05/wild-scenic-film-festival-2018-05-31/3 hoursNA
2018-05-29WWALS E.D. on Steve Nichols radio showAll8:30:00 AMRadioSteve NicholsAllSteve Nichols radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GASteve NicholsGretchen QuartermanWWALS E.D. on the radio about Wild & Scenic Film Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2018/05/28/wwals-wild-scenic-film-festival-on-steve-nichols-drive-time-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-05-29/http://wwals.net/2018/05/30/video-gretchen-quarterman-on-steve-nichols-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-05-29/12 minuteshttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/pVnnlts8Y_Y/hqdefault.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/05/30/video-gretchen-quarterman-on-steve-nichols-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-05-29/
2018-05-27Florida Folk Festival SundaySuwannee River6:30:00 PMFestivalFlorida State ParksSRWTStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.http://wwals.net/2018/05/24/wwals-at-florida-folklife-festival-2018-05-25-27/5 hours
2018-05-26Florida Folk Festival SaturdaySuwannee River6:00:00 PMFestivalFlorida State ParksSRWTStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.http://wwals.net/2018/05/24/wwals-at-florida-folklife-festival-2018-05-25-27/6 hours
2018-05-25Florida Folk Festival FridaySuwannee River6:30:00 PMFestivalFlorida State ParksSRWTStephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, 11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique.http://wwals.net/2018/05/24/wwals-at-florida-folklife-festival-2018-05-25-27/5 hours
2018-05-23Southern Company Stockholder MeetingAll9:00:00 AMConferenceSouthern CompanyAllCallaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GATom FanningJohn S. QuartermanAnnual stockholder meeting for parent company of Georgia Power, of Southern Company Gas and thus of Pivotal LNG, of half of Southern Natural Gas (SONAT), and formerly of Gulf Power in Florida panhandle.http://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/2018/05/southern-company-stockholder-meeting-2018-05-23.html3 hours
2018-05-12White Springs to Woods FerrySuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTWhite Springs Wayside ParkWoods Ferry Tract Launch30.32576-82.73872 $ 10.00 $ - Phil HubbardPhil HubbardLeisurely scenic paddle on the dark oak-stained waters of the historic Suwannee River past the White Sulfur Springs Bath House, Stephen Foster Cultural Center, and under Interstate 75, on to Woods Ferry Launch.Shorten paddle to Swift Creek if need or move to Ray's Mill Pondhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/08/white-springs-to-woods-ferry-suwannee-river-2018-05-12/8 hours1240 Minutes13 Miles7 hoursWhite Springs
2018-05-09GWC Partner MeetingAll9:00:00 AMConferenceGWCAllWesleyan College, Macon, GAGWCJohn S. QuartermanGWC Partner Meetinghttps://www.gawater.org/spring-partner-meeting
2018-05-05Road Trip to Cedar KeySuwannee River9:00:00 AMVisitWWALSSRWTCedar Key, FLJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanTalk to people about WWALS.http://wwals.net/2018/05/02/road-trip-to-cedar-key-saturday-2018-05-05/1 day
2018-04-28BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle8:00:00 AMfundraiser/paddle raceWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West) $ 30.00 $ 30.00 $ 5.00 Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstAnnual FundraiserThe April 2018 monthly outinghttp://wwals.net/2018/03/06/6th-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-with-silent-auction-2018-04-28/http://wwals.net/2018/07/05/all-winners-of-big-little-river-paddle-race-2018-04-28/4 hours
2018-04-26WWALS E.D. on Scott James radio showAll8:30 AMRadioScott JamesAllScott James radio show, 92.1 FM, Valdosta, GAScott JamesGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman talking about BIG Little River Paddle Race and Wild & Scenic Film Festivalhttp://wwals.net/2018/04/25/wwals-paddle-race-film-festival-and-songwriting-contest-on-scott-james-radio-830am-2018-04-26/http://wwals.net/2018/04/27/gretchen-quarterman-on-scott-james-92-1-fm-radio-2018-04-16/10 minuteshttp://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2018/04/d5bba990b3c758afed3dfbf3bfc7daf0.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/04/27/gretchen-quarterman-on-scott-james-92-1-fm-radio-2018-04-16/
2018-04-24SuwRK on Steve Nichols radioAll8:30 AMRadioValdosta TodayWLRWTSteve Nichols radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GASteve NicholsJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talking about Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival, songwriting contest, outings, and more.http://wwals.net/2018/04/22/suwannee-riverkeeper-on-steve-nichols-drive-time-radio-105-9fm-wvga-2018-04-22/http://wwals.net/2018/04/24/video-suwannee-riverkeeper-on-steve-nichols-drive-time-radio-2018-04-24/23 minuteshttp://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2018/04/8ccdcb33f07041859e2fe19ddfebcd58-1.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/04/24/video-suwannee-riverkeeper-on-steve-nichols-drive-time-radio-2018-04-24/
2018-04-21Troupville Landing CleanupLittle River8:30 AM - NoonCleanupWWALSWLRWTTroupville Boat RampNA30.85131-83.34743 $ - $ - $ - Bobby McKenzieBobby McKenzieWaterkeeper Alliance Cleanup Week / Keep Lowndes Valdosta Beautiful Clean Up of the Troupville Landing and adjacent riverfronthttp://www.wwals.net/2018/04/06/troupville-cleanup-little-river-2018-04-21/http://wwals.net/2018/04/21/pictures-troupville-cleanup-2018-04-21/3.5 hoursNonenonenonenoneNot required
2018-04-21A Day in the WoodsAlapaha River1:00 PMFestivalGaskins Forest Education CenterARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellHeather BrasellAnnual forestry eventhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/17/wwals-at-a-day-in-the-woods-2018-04-21/
2018-04-21WaneeSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttps://www.jambase.com/festival/wanee-music-festival-20182 hours?
2018-04-20Earth Day at Lower Suwannee RefugeSuwannee9:00 AMFestivalFriends of the Lower Suwannee RefugesSRWTLower Suwannee Wildlife Refuge, 16450 NW 31st Pl, Chiefland, FL 32626-4874Capt. Bob LewisJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/29/suwannee-riverkeeper-about-water-quality-monitoring-on-earth-day-at-friends-of-the-lower-suwannee-refuges/http://wwals.net/2018/03/29/suwannee-riverkeeper-about-water-quality-monitoring-on-earth-day-at-friends-of-the-lower-suwannee-refuges/
2018-04-20WaneeSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttps://www.jambase.com/festival/wanee-music-festival-20182 hours?
2018-04-19WaneeSuwannee2:30 PMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttps://www.jambase.com/festival/wanee-music-festival-20182 hours?
2018-04-18Wanee Wednesday Happy HourSuwannee River5PM?FestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festival2 hours?
2018-04-15WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllLive OakEileen BoxJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/04/04/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2018-04-15/2 hourshttp://wwals.net/2018/04/04/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2018-04-15/
2018-04-14Little River FestLittle RiverAll dayFestivalReed Bingham State ParkWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring Festivalhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/02/little-river-fest-2018-04-14/6 hours
2018-04-08Paddle Georgia Spring on the Satilla SundaySatilla RiverAll dayOutingGeorgia River NetworkSatilla River Water TrailSatilla LodgeSatilla LodgeGeorgia River NetworkSatilla RiverkeeperFor two nights you’ll tent camp atop Long Bluff at rustic Satilla Lodge overlooking the river and over the course of two days of paddling you’ll experience nearly 21 miles of this blackwater gem where moss-draped cypress and tupelo crowd the banks and where it seems oxbow lakes and sloughs radiate from every bend. Educational programs, catered meals, campfires and camaraderie round out a weekend of leisurely paddling and first-rate camping. https://garivers.org/paddle_georgia/springonthesatilla.html
2018-04-07Paddle Georgia Spring on the Satilla SaturdaySatilla RiverAll dayOutingGeorgia River NetworkSatilla River Water TrailSatilla LodgeSatilla LodgeGeorgia River NetworkSatilla RiverkeeperFor two nights you’ll tent camp atop Long Bluff at rustic Satilla Lodge overlooking the river and over the course of two days of paddling you’ll experience nearly 21 miles of this blackwater gem where moss-draped cypress and tupelo crowd the banks and where it seems oxbow lakes and sloughs radiate from every bend. Educational programs, catered meals, campfires and camaraderie round out a weekend of leisurely paddling and first-rate camping. https://garivers.org/paddle_georgia/springonthesatilla.html
2018-04-06Paddle Georgia Spring on the Satilla DropoffSatilla RiverAll dayOutingGeorgia River NetworkSatilla River Water TrailSatilla LodgeSatilla LodgeGeorgia River NetworkSatilla RiverkeeperFor two nights you’ll tent camp atop Long Bluff at rustic Satilla Lodge overlooking the river and over the course of two days of paddling you’ll experience nearly 21 miles of this blackwater gem where moss-draped cypress and tupelo crowd the banks and where it seems oxbow lakes and sloughs radiate from every bend. Educational programs, catered meals, campfires and camaraderie round out a weekend of leisurely paddling and first-rate camping. https://garivers.org/paddle_georgia/springonthesatilla.html
2018-03-25Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/05/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2018-03-22-25/
2018-03-25ConfluenceAll7:00:00 AMConferenceGeorgia Adopt-A-StreamAllGwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519Georgia Adopt-A-StreamTom PotterAnnual conference of Georgia Adopt-A-Streamhttps://adoptastream.georgia.gov/adopt-streams-volunteer-conference2 days
2018-03-25Cedar Key Arts Festival SundaySuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalCedar Key Arts CenterSRWTCedar KeyDave HetzelAnna White HodgesWWALS booth at 54th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, staffed by Dave and Louise Hetzel, thanks to Anna White Hodges.http://www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com/about.html6 hours
2018-03-24Cedar Key Arts Festival SaturdaySuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalCedar Key Arts CenterSRWTCedar KeyDave HetzelAnna White HodgesWWALS booth at 54th Annual Old Florida Celebration of the Arts, staffed by Dave and Louise Hetzel, thanks to Anna White Hodges.http://www.cedarkeyartsfestival.com/about.html7 hours
2018-03-24Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/05/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2018-03-22-25/
2018-03-24ConfluenceAll5:00:00 PMConferenceGeorgia Adopt-A-StreamAllGwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford, GA 30519Georgia Adopt-A-StreamTom PotterAnnual conference of Georgia Adopt-A-Streamhttps://adoptastream.georgia.gov/adopt-streams-volunteer-conference2 days
2018-03-23Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/05/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2018-03-22-25/
2018-03-22Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee3:00:00 PMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/05/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2018-03-22-25/
2018-03-11Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch9:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://wwals.net/2018/02/04/wwals-booth-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2018-03-10-11/8 hours
2018-03-10Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch9:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://wwals.net/2018/02/04/wwals-booth-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2018-03-10-11/9 hours
2018-03-04Alapaha Quest Paddle on the Alapaha River from Sheboggy Ramp to Rowetown Church Cemetery AccessAlapaha River9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTSheboggy LandingRowe Town Church Cemetery31.386279-83.191609Phil HubbardPhil HubbardExpert paddle.  This trip is not recommended for beginnershttp://wwals.net/2018/02/21/sheboggy-to-rowetown-church-cemetery-alapaha-quest-2018-03-04/4 hours8 miles0:30:006.5 miles3:30:00Alapaha, GA / 02316000
2018-03-03Staten Road to Langdale ParkWithlacoochee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTStaten Road LandingLangdale Park Boat Ramp30.9328-83.28227Phil HubbardPhil Hubbard5 mile paddle approx. 2.5 hrshttp://wwals.net/2018/01/01/staten-road-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river-2018-03-03/5 hours6.1 miles One way45 minutes5.1 miles4.5 hoursValdosta, 02317755
2018-03-01Capitol Conservation DayAll8:00:00 AMConferenceGeorgia Water CoalitionAllull Fellowship Hall, Central Presbyterian Church, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303Georgia Water CoalitionGWCCapitol Conservation Day is an annual opportunity for all Georgians to gather at the Capitol to tell our state representatives and senators that we value water for our families, economy, health, and future generations.https://www.gawater.org/capitol-conservation-day-details4 hours250 miles each wayFour hours each way
2018-02-25Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll1:00:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllCedar Key, FLEileen BoxEileen BoxOrganizing committee for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest2 hours
2018-02-24Manatee Springs to Fowlers BluffSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTManatee Springs State ParkFowlers Bluff29.4894572-82.9769455Scotti JayScotti JayPaddle with the Manatee as we visit the lower Suwannee.  Also to include water testing demo and possibly an oyster roast.http://www.wwals.net/blog/2018/01/02/manatee-springs-to-fowlers-bluff-suwannee-river-2018-02-24/6 Hours13 Miles One way1 hour8.3 Miles4 HoursFowlers Bluff, 02323590, fwbf1, http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=jax&gage=fwbf1
2018-02-18Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll1:00:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllCrossroads Market & Grill, Inc., 5463 State Rd 6 West, Jasper, FL 32052Eileen BoxEileen BoxOrganizing committee for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contesthttp://www.wwals.net/blog/2018/02/17/committee-meeting-suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-2018-02-19/2 hours
2018-02-11Hagan Bridge Landing to Franklinville Road LandingWithlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTHagan Bridge LandingFranklinville Road Landing31.013966-83.299306Phil HubbardPhil HubbardLeisurely Sunday 5.7 mile paddle on the Withlacoochee from Hagan Bridge Landing to Franklinville Road LandingRay's Mill Pondhttp://wwals.net/2017/11/22/hagan-bridge-landing-to-franklinville-road-landing-withlacoochee-river-hagan-bridge-landing-2018-02-11/http://www.wwals.net/blog/2018/02/17/hagan-bridge-franklinville-withlacoochee-river-2018-02-11/4 Hours6.5 Miles One Way30 Minutes5.7 Miles2.5 Hours1919126.9′ NAVD88Skipper Bridgehttp://www.wwals.net/pictures/2018-02-11--hagan-bridge-franklinville/20180211_130959.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2018/02/17/hagan-bridge-franklinville-withlacoochee-river-2018-02-11/
2018-02-105 Holes Cleanup and Site ExplorationSuwannee River3:00:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTCR 141 Ramp, SamePhil HubbardPhil HubbardCleanup and scouting expedition to a chain of springs and sinks next to the Suwannee River. No boat required; we're going by land.None. This is a scouting expedition.http://wwals.net/2018/02/03/five-holes-cleanup-and-site-exploration-suwannee-river-2018-02-10/2 hoursNone, but if you're going to the preceding Songwriting Committee meeting, that's only about 15 minutes away.
2018-02-10Songwriting Contest CommitteeAll1:00:00 PMCommitteeWWALSAllCrossroads Market & Grill, Inc., 5463 State Rd 6 West, Jasper, FL 32052Eileen BoxEileen BoxOrganizing committee for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contesthttp://wwals.net/2018/02/01/suwannee-riverkeeper-songwriting-contest-2018-02-10/2 hours
2018-01-31Reclaiming Florida's FutureAll10:00:00 AMLobbyingReThink Energy FloridaAllFlorida State CapitolRethink Energy FloridaJohn S. QuartermanDozens of people in Tallahassee lobbying to ban fracking, support renewable energy, and buy more state landshttp://wwals.net/blog/2018/02/02/reclaiming-floridas-future-tallahassee-2018-01-31/4 hours
2018-01-27Hike to Dead River SinkAlapaha River12:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWT meet at Jennings Bluff LaunchDennis PricePhil HubbardApproximately 3 mile hikeLime Run Spring Trail at Suwannee River State parkhttp://wwals.net/2018/01/19/hike-to-dead-river-sink-alapaha-quest-2017-01-27/http://wwals.net/2018/11/21/pictures-hike-to-the-dead-river-sink-2018-01-27/2-3 Hourshttp://www.wwals.net/pictures/2018-01-27--hike-dead-river-sink/20180127_131130.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/pictures/2018-01-27--hike-dead-river-sink/
2018-01-20Southwings ARWT overflight fallbackAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFlightWWALSARWTVLDJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanPhotograph the ARWT; delayed waiting for pilot; will be rescheduled
2018-01-14WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllWooden Nickel, Inner Perimeter, Valdosta, GAJohn S. QuartermanGretchen QuartermanBoard Meetinghttp://wwals.net/2018/01/03/wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2018-01-14/
2018-01-13Southwings ARWT overflightAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFlightWWALSARWTVLDJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanPhotograph the ARWT; delayed waiting for pilot; will be rescheduled
2017-12-10Okefenokee OutingSuwannee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GA30.8282-82.361Phil HubbardPhil HubbardPaddle upstream to Minnie's Lake and back. Paddle destination may be modified if needed due to water levels.http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/02/okefenokee-suwannee-river-outing-2017-12-10/http://wwals.net/2017/12/11/one-alligator-some-turtles-many-birds-cold-and-clear-okefenokee-outing/3-5 HoursNANA3-5 hoursFargo
2017-11-11Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFestivalAlapaha Station CelebrationARWTAlapaha Station, 245 NE Railroad St, Alapaha, GeorgiaGretchen QuartermanGretchenFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/09/wwals-at-alapaha-station-celebration-2017-11-11/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/17060351194086838 hoursNA
2017-11-11Bonus Paddle to Spook BridgeWithlacoochee1:00:00 PMOutingWWALSWLRWTUS 84 LandingUS 84 Landing30.793608-83.451435Phil HubbardPhil HubbardShort paddle down to Spook Bridge and Wade Springs and whatever else we can find and what water level will allow. Then up stream to the Sable Trail crossing which may resort to a hike.No Backuphttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/07/bonus-paddle-to-spook-bridge-on-withlacoochee-river-2017-11-11/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/13/hike-spook-bridge-2017-11-11/1-2 HoursNANA1-2 miles1.-2 HoursWithlacoochee US-84 Quitman, 02318500
2017-11-11One Mile Branch CleanupOne Mile Branch10:00:00 AMClean up/OutingWWALSWLRWTVSU COREDan Phillips and Scotti JayRiver Cleanuphttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/04/one-mile-branch-cleanup-valdosta-ga-2017-11-11/http://wwals.net/2017/11/12/one-mile-branch-cleanup-2017-11-11/2 - 3 HoursNANA
2017-11-07Lake City Middle School ClassSuwannee2:45:00 PMSchoolJade McGhghyAllRichardson Sixth Grade Academy, 646 SE Pennsylvania St, Lake City, FL 32055Jade McGhghyJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks to a middle school class about WWALS and their class projects.2 hours
2017-10-29Suwannee HulaweenSuwannee River9:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/
2017-10-28Suwannee HulaweenSuwannee River9:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/http://www.wwals.net/2017/10/28/hulaween-friday/http://wwals.net/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/10/3980a6493d5219d91014224e336a4f80.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2017/10/28/hulaween-friday/
2017-10-27Suwannee HulaweenSuwannee River12:00:00 PMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/
2017-10-26Suwannee Hulaween ThursdaySuwannee River12:00:00 PMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/
2017-10-25Suwannee Hulaween SetupSuwannee River12:00:00 PMFestival SetupSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/http://www.wwals.net/2017/10/26/hulaween-setup-2017-10-25/http://wwals.net/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/10/aae5e41826f07feea0419f34612ab2f9.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2017/10/26/hulaween-setup-2017-10-25/
2017-10-22WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllWooden Nickel, Inner Perimeter, Valdosta, GAJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanBoard Meetinghttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/20/agenda-wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2017-10-22/
2017-10-21Brooks County Skillet FestivalWithlacoochee River9:00:00 AMFestivalBrooks County Skillet FestivalWLRWTBrooks County CourthouseGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/18/wwals-at-brooks-county-skillet-festival-2017-10-21/http://wwals.net/2018/01/12/skillet-festival-quitman-brooks-county-ga-2017-10-21/http://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2018/01/ea4fd920a1cc55623fb5171d295bdac8.jpghttp://wwals.net/2018/01/12/skillet-festival-quitman-brooks-county-ga-2017-10-21/
2017-10-17WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2017-10-16WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2017-10-15WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll5:00:00 PMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2017-10-15Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-14Nankin to Madison HighwayWithlacoochee 9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTNankin boat rampMadison Hwy Boat Ramp30.67519-83.39414Dan Phillips and Scotti JayTom Potter9.1 mile paddleGrasy Pondhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/07/29/nankin-landing-to-madison-highway-withlacoochee-river-2017-10-14/http://wwals.net/2017/12/25/cleanup-and-outing-nankin-mcintyre-and-arnold-springs-mozell-spells-withlacoochee-river-2017-10-14/6.5 hrs9.3 Miles One way12 minutes One way9.1 mile6.5hrsU,S. 84
2017-10-14Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-13Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-12Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-07Hahira Honeybee SaturdayLittle/Withlacoochee9:00:00 AMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTHahira Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/27/wwals-hahira-honeybee-festival-2017-10-06-7/http://wwals.net/2018/01/13/hahira-honeybee-saturday-2017-10-07/
2017-10-06Hahira Honeybee FridayLittle/Withlacoochee9:00:00 AMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTHahira Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/27/wwals-hahira-honeybee-festival-2017-10-06-7/http://wwals.net/2018/01/13/hahira-honeybee-saturday-2017-10-07/
2017-10-01Rivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup Alapaha2:00:00 PMClean up/OutingWWALSARWTPafford Landing, LakelandPafford Landing31.04301-83.04256Phil HubbardPhil HubbardRivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup on the enchanting Alapaha River at Pafford Landing, Lakeland Ga with optional upstream and back paddle to followhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/25/rescheduled-rivers-alive-cleanup-and-paddle-outing-alapaha-river-2017-10-01/2-4 hoursN/AN/A3-6 miles2-3 HoursAlapaha  02316000;  Statenville 02317500Canceled due to impending Hurricane Irma
2017-09-30Berrien Harvest DaysAlapaha9:00:00 AMFestivalNashville Main StreetARWTCourthouse square, Nashville GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/24/wwals-at-berrien-county-harvest-festival-2017-09-30/http://wwals.net/2018/09/29/froggy-toss-at-berrien-county-harvest-festival-2017-09-30/7 hours1 hours setup
2017-09-23Solar Rocks for EquinoxSuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalSuwannee St. Johns Sierra ClubSuwanneeFort White FLGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/21/agenda-solar-rocks-for-the-equinox-suwannee-riverkeeper-will-be-speaking/8 hours2 hours setup
2017-09-21SGRC Regional Plan Update WorkshopAll9:30:00 AMConferenceSGRCAllSGRC, 327 W Savannah Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601SGRCSGRCRegional plan update workshophttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/12/rescheduled-valdosta-workshop-2018-5-year-update-sgrc-regional-plan-2017-09-21/3 hoursn.a.n.a.
2017-09-16South Georgia Pride FestivalWithlacoochee12:00:00 PMFestivalSouth Georgia PrideWLRWTSaunders Park ValdostaGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/14/wwals-at-south-georgia-pride-saturday-2017-09-16/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/27/pictures-wwals-south-georgia-pride-2017-09-16/
2017-09-10Rivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup Alapaha2:00:00 PMClean up/OutingWWALSARWTPafford Landing, LakelandPafford Landing31.04301-83.04256Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstRivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup on the enchanting Alapaha River at Pafford Landing, Lakeland Ga with optional upstream and back paddle to followhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/07/26/rivers-alive-cleanup-and-paddle-outing-alapaha-river-2017-09-10/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/08/canceled-paffords-landing-cleanup-due-to-hurricane-irma-2019-09-08/2-4 hoursN/AN/A3-6 miles2-3 HoursAlapaha  02316000;  Statenville 02317500Canceled due to impending Hurricane Irma
2017-09-07Not so Fast, Sabal Trail!All6:30:00 PMConferenceWWALSAllLive Oak Woman's ClubEileen BoxJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/31/not-so-fast-sabal-trail-suwannee-and-flint-riverkeepers-in-live-oak-2017-09-07/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/02/videos-not-so-fast-sabal-trail-suwannee-and-flint-riverkeepers-in-live-oak-2017-09-07/2 hoursN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
2017-09-01Southwings Phosphate mine site overflightNew, Santa Fe9:00:00 AMOverflightWWALS?Lake City, FL AirportsameJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSee state of proposed HPS II phosphate mine site in Union and Bradford Counties, Floridahttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/17/wwals-over-phosphate-mine-site-union-and-bradford-counties-fl-2019-09-01/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/17/wwals-over-phosphate-mine-site-union-and-bradford-counties-fl-2019-09-01/4 hours
2017-08-31Learning in RetirementWithlacoochee10:00:00 AMConferenceVSUWLRWTVSU Continuing Education, 903 N Patterson St, Valdosta, Georgia 31698Learning in RetirementGretchen QuartermanLearning in Retirement Classhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/27/wwals-at-vsu-learning-in-retirement-2017-08-31/
2017-08-24VSU HappeningWithlacoochee1:00:00 PMFestivalVSUWLRWTVSU Campus ValdostaGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/23/wwals-at-vsu-happening-information-festival-2017-08-24/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/25/wwals-at-the-happening-at-vsu-2017-08-24/http://wwals.net/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/08/cd7f257658b41c5999a511897a21b6e6.jpghttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/25/wwals-at-the-happening-at-vsu-2017-08-24/
2017-08-24SGRC Regional Plan Update KickoffAll11:00:00 AMConferenceSGRCAllCity of Pearson Sports Complex and Civic Center, 786 Austin Ave East, Pearson, GASGRCSGRCRegional plan updatehttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/23/2018-5-year-update-of-sgrc-regional-plan-kick-off-2017-08-24/
2017-08-13Gibson Park Ramp to Road 141 RampSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTGibson Park RampRoad 141 Ramp30.43766-83.09349Phil HubbardPhil HubbardA pleasant just over 5 mile Sunday paddle on the Suwannee River as we take a short upstream paddle to the Alapaha River Rise.  Then enjoy the river's current downstream past the Alapaha River confluence (if there is flow) to County Road 141 Ramp.  TBAhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/28/gibson-park-to-cr-141-suwannee-river-2017-08-13/4-5 Hours13 miles (one way)18 minutes (one way)5.5 miles3-4 hoursWhite Springs 02315500
2017-07-10Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-09Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-09Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-08Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-08Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake8:00:00 PMOutingWWALSBanks Lake Ramp at Ga-122Banks Lake Ramp at Ga-12231.03492-83.09619Phil HubbardPhil HubbardPaddle the scenic Banks Lake as the setting sun enhances it beauty as the full moon sheds a bit of light on its night time mysteries.Nonehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/13/banks-lake-full-moon-paddle-2017-07-08/2-4 hoursNoneNonej2-4 hours19None
2017-07-07Waterkeeper ConferenceAll6:00:00 PMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-06-24Sullivan Launch to Madison Blue SpringsWithlacoochee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTSullivan Launch Madison Blue Springs30.59573-83.25991Phil HubbardPhil HubbardPaddle to one of the most beautiful springs on the Withlacoocheehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/07/sullivan-launch-to-madison-blue-springs-withlacoochee-river-2017-06-24/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/26/a-fine-day-on-the-withlacoochee-river-from-sullivan-landing-to-madison-blue-spring-2017-06-24/6.5 Hours16 Miles 9one way)20 Minutes (one way) 50 Minutes total10.2 Miles5.5 Hours1943 ' MadisonPinetta 02319000  Madison 02319300
2017-06-17WiLFestSuwannee River6:00:00 PMConferenceWiLFestSRWT Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601Matt BarkerMatt Barkerhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/17/wilfest-gainesville-fl-2017-06-17/
2017-06-10Ft Macomb to Ivey Memorial ParkSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTFt Macomb RampIvey Memorial Park Ramp30.04633-83.03667Phil HubbardPhil HubbardWWALS First Outing on the Lower Suwanneehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/04/ft-macomb-to-ivey-memorial-park-suwannee-river-2017-06-10/6 Hours7.6 Miles (one way)12 Minutes (one way) 30 Minutes total10 Miles5 HoursBranford 02320500
2017-05-29SuwRK at Sparkleberry Florida Native Plant SocietySuwannee6:30:00 PMConferenceSparkleberry Florida Native Plant SocietyAllHatch Park, Branford, FLSparkleberry Florida Native Plants SocietyGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman talked about WWALS.http://wwals.net/2017/04/24/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/http://wwals.net/2017/06/01/videos-suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4veKAr2ImlE/mqdefault.jpghttp://wwals.net/2017/06/01/videos-suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/
2017-05-24Southern Company Stockholder MeetingAll10:00:00 AMConferenceSouthern CompanyAllThe Lodge, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GANATom FanningSouthern Companyhttp://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/2017/03/southern-company-shareholder-meeting-renewables-more-than-doubled-in-one-year-2017-05-24.htmlhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/30/video-will-you-lead-to-sun-and-wind-power-john-s-quarterman-to-tom-fanning-ceo-at-southern-company-stockholder-meeting-2017-05-24/
2017-05-20Suwannee River Wayside Park (White Springs) to Blue Sink LaunchSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTSuwannee River Wayside Park RampSwift Creek Launch30.32662-82.7402Phil HubbardPhil HubbardBeautiful 8.4 Mile downstream paddle on the historic Suwannee RiverHike Big Shoalshttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/20/white-springs-to-blue-sink-suwannee-river-2017-05-20/http://wwals.net/2017/05/23/pictures-woods-ferry-tract-to-suwannee-springs-2017-05-205 Hours7 Miles ( one way )16 Minutes ( one way )   40 Minutes Total8.4 miles4 HoursWhite Springs 02315500Empty is 49 NAVD; flood 76 NAVD.
2017-05-09Sparkleberry FNPSSuwannee6:30:00 PMConferenceSparkleberry Florida Native Plant SocietyAllHatch Park, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008Helen WhitleyGretchen QuartermanGretchen will speak about WWALS and jsq about recent advocacyhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/24/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/01/videos-suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/
2017-05-04GA-EPD Hearing about Coal Plant MitchellAll7:00:00 PMHearingFlint RiverkeeperAllAlbany Technical College, Kirkland Conference Center, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701NAFlint RiverkeeperFlint Riverkeeperhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/28/coal-plant-public-hearing-in-albany-ga-2017-05-04/http://www.wwals.net/2017/05/07/videos-coal-plant-public-hearing-in-albany-ga-2017-05-04/
2017-04-29BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle8:00:00 AMfundraiser/paddle raceWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West)Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstAnnual Fundraiserhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/30/5th-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-with-grilling-and-silent-auction-2017-04-29/http://www.wwals.net/blog/2017/06/04/winners-big-little-river-paddle-race-2017-04-29/
2017-04-28River Celebration Awards CeremonyAll7:00 PMConferenceGeorgia River NetworkAllLittle Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, GANAGRNGRNWWALS was awarded the River Group of the Yearhttp://garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/weekend-for-rivers.htmlhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/05/10/wwals-is-grn-watershed-group-of-the-year-2017/
2017-04-28Partner Meeting, Georgia Water CoalitionAll9:00 AMConferenceGeorgia Water CoalitionAllLittle Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, GANAGWCGWChttp://garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/weekend-for-rivers.html
2017-04-27SuwRK on Scott James Radio showLittle8:00 AMRadioScott JamesWLRWTScott James radio show, 92.1 FM, Valdosta, GAScott JamesJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about BIG Little River Paddle Racehttp://wwals.net/2017/04/24/big-little-river-paddle-race-on-scott-james-radio-8am-2017-04-27/http://wwals.net/2017/04/27/paddle-or-race-scott-james-talk-92-1-fm-radio-2017-04-27/7 minutes
2017-04-26SuwRK on Charlie Walker radio showLittle9:00 AMRadioCharlie WalkerWLRWTCharlie Walker radio show, KIX 99.5 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GACharlie WalkerJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about BIG Little River Paddle Racehttp://wwals.net/2017/04/26/charlie-walker-dried-off-in-time-on-kix-99-5-fm-for-the-big-little-river-paddle-race-2017-04-26/6 minuteshttp://wwals.com/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/04/a3bff0c4cd61f04da0cb9e7235da076c.jpghttp://wwals.net/2017/04/26/charlie-walker-dried-off-in-time-on-kix-99-5-fm-for-the-big-little-river-paddle-race-2017-04-26/
2017-04-26SuwRK on Steve Nichols radio showLIttle8:15 AMRadioSteve NicholsWLRWTSteve Nichols radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GASteve NicholsJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about BIG Little River Paddle Racehttp://wwals.net/2017/04/25/steve-nichols-wvga-105-9-fm-big-little-river-paddle-race-815-am-2017-04-26/http://wwals.net/2017/04/26/video-blpr-and-neighbor-steve-nichols-wvga-105-9-fm-2017-04-26/http://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/04/b385de4d68a40d101fb00a3931c2fed0.jpghttp://wwals.net/2017/04/26/video-blpr-and-neighbor-steve-nichols-wvga-105-9-fm-2017-04-26/
2017-04-22A Day in the WoodsAlapaha1:00 PMFestivalGaskins Forest Education CenterARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellHeather BrasellAnnual woods and river educational eventhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/a-day-in-the-woods-berrien-county-ga-2017-02-22/
2017-04-22Wanee Music FestivalSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/12 hours
2017-04-21Wanee Music FestivalSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/12 hours
2017-04-20Wanee Music FesitivalSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/12 hourshttps://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/04/86a134eb28e96bf6025e5de7bcafe858.jpg?resize=600%2C749http://www.wwals.net/2017/04/20/morgan-murray-collier-county-waterkeeper-harrison-langley-wwals-science-committee-chair-tom-potter-suwannee-riverkeeper-john-s-quarterman/
2017-04-19Wanee Music FesitivalSuwannee2:30 PMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/4 hourshttps://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/04/20170419_140643.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/04/19/wwals-at-wanee/
2017-04-18Wanee Wednesday Happy HourSuwannee5PM?FestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/2 hours?
2017-04-07Kiwanis of ValdostaAll6:00:00 PMConferenceKiwanisAllMama Junes RestaurantKiwanisGretchen QuartermanAbout WWALS at a service clubhttp://wwals.net/2017/04/24/gretchen-quarterman-about-wwals-at-kiwanis-2017-04-07/http://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/04/2c5422a403c55093772b5d3aa4a97cca.jpghttp://wwals.net/2017/04/24/gretchen-quarterman-about-wwals-at-kiwanis-2017-04-07/
2017-04-02Cousins on the AlapahaAlapaha12:30:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTHotchkiss RoadUS 84John S. QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA brief paddle for some visitors from OregonNonehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/08/09/alapaha-river-hotchkiss-road-to-us-84-2017-04-02/1.5 hours1.8 miles10 minutes each way1.14 miles1 hour2 boats, 4 paddlers2.9/79Statenvillevery niceall nativenonealmost nonegoodOKNice brief paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/08/44cec97b78d73eb7718404dd301c5050.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2017/08/09/alapaha-river-hotchkiss-road-to-us-84-2017-04-02/
2017-03-26Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/last-day-at-suwannee-spring-reunion/https://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/03/20170326_105823.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/last-day-at-suwannee-spring-reunion/
2017-03-25Little River FestLittleAll dayFestivalReed Bingham State ParkWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2018/03/02/pictures-little-river-fest-2017-03-25/
2017-03-25Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/wwals-at-suwannee-river-reunion-2017-03-25/https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/03/bc09eb36382b058d8f574473413779bf.jpg?zoom=2.0999999046325684&resize=578%2C433http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/wwals-at-suwannee-river-reunion-2017-03-25/
2017-03-24Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/suwannee-river-2/https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/03/20170323_193922.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/suwannee-river-2/
2017-03-23Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/at-suwannee-spring-reunion/https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/03/20170323_153549.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/at-suwannee-spring-reunion/
2017-03-18Fargo Ramp to Roline LaunchSuwannee River7:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTFargo RampRoline Boat Ramp30.68297-82.56105Phil HubbardPhil HubbardLong downstream paddle of the historic Suwannee RiverBilly’s Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp near Fargo, GA; same day and timehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/12/26/fargo-to-roline-suwannee-river-2017-03-18/http://wwals.net/2018/03/05/pictures-fargo-to-roline-suwannee-river-2017-03-18/10 Hours15 Miles one way1 Hour19 miles9 hours (possibly shorter depending on river flow)US441 @ Fargo
2017-03-12Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch9:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/06/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2017-03-11-12/http://wwals.net/2018/02/04/pictures-azalea-festival-2017-03-11-12/7 hoursFestival closed due to rain on Sunday.http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3859.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2017-03-11Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch9:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/06/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2017-03-11-12/http://wwals.net/2018/02/04/pictures-azalea-festival-2017-03-11-12/8 hoursGreat time + 1.5 new memberships and a long signup list.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3841.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2017-02-20Cooperative Coalition for ChangeAll6:45:00 PMConferenceCooperative Coalition for ChangeAllOrlando, FLAlaina MarshallAlaina Marshallhttp://wwals.net/2017/02/19/cooperative-coalition-for-change-in-winter-park-florida/2 hours
2017-02-11Berrien Beach to Lanier Park RampAlapaha River7:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTBerrien Beach Launch at GA 168Lanier Park Ramp31.15907-83.04555Phil HubbardPhil Hubbard16.5 mile downstream paddle in hopefully fast waterBanks Lake, west of Lakeland on GA 122, same timehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/12/22/ga-168-berrien-beach-to-ga-122-lakeland-alapaha-river-outing-2017-02-11/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/13/berrien-beach-landing-ga-168-to-lakeland-ga-122-wwals-outing-2017-02-11/9 Hours10 miles one way30 Minutes16.5 Miles8 hours (possibly shorter depending on river flow)Alapaha, Ga. Statenville, Ga.
2017-01-28Walk for Water, Speak for SpringsAll10:30:00 AMConferenceOSFRAll11012 Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-8319NAOSFROSFRhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/25/walk-for-water-speak-for-the-springs-2017-01-28/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/14/videos-walk-for-water-speak-for-springs-dunnellon-fl-2017-01-28/3 houseSabal Trail fracked methane pipelinehttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/1h2UEtQwelw/hqdefault.jpg?custom=true&w=120&h=90&jpg444=true&jpgq=90&sp=68&sigh=iOwSv1dCkR2bBI5v7MJzriWzQOYhttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/GurJxiaNII4/hqdefault.jpg?custom=true&w=120&h=90&jpg444=true&jpgq=90&sp=68&sigh=x9Gtoq9kJTWo1r5tBrdkqbbXQlE
2017-01-23Hold Regulatory Agencies Accountable for Sabal Trail and FSC fracked gas pipelinesAll12:00:00 PMConferenceReThink Energy FloridaAllSteps of old statehouse, Tallahassee, FLShannon LarsenShannon Larsenhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/20/tallahassee-hold-regulatory-agencies-accountable-for-sabal-trail-and-fsc-fracked-gas-pipelines-2017-01-23/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/videos-tallahassee-hold-regulatory-agencies-accountable-for-sabal-trail-and-fsc-fracked-gas-pipelines-2017-01-23/3 hoursnonenonenonenoneSabal Trail fracked methane pipelinehttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/GurJxiaNII4/hqdefault.jpg?custom=true&w=120&h=90&jpg444=true&jpgq=90&sp=68&sigh=x9Gtoq9kJTWo1r5tBrdkqbbXQlEhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/videos-tallahassee-hold-regulatory-agencies-accountable-for-sabal-trail-and-fsc-fracked-gas-pipelines-2017-01-23/
2017-01-14Suwannee Campsites to State ParkSuwannee River10:30:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTCR 141 RampSRSP RampPhil HubbardPhil HubbardThe other outing the same day: Cook County Landing to Folsom Bridgehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/06/suwannee-campsites-to-state-park-2016-01-14/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/15/pictures-and-video-suwannee-river-outing-and-protest-2017-01-14/4 hours6 miles one way20 minutes one way2.7 miles3 hours (depending on how long at pipeline crossing)Suwannee River at Ellaville http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=tae&gage=ellf1https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/01/722058b5a47ee480efefe9b9d185192a.jpg?w=300http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/15/pictures-and-video-suwannee-river-outing-and-protest-2017-01-14/https://lynne-buchanan.squarespace.com/blog/2017/1/15/the-suwannee-river-paddle-organized-by-the-suwannee-riverkeeper-in-conjunction-with-the-mass-civil-disobedience-event-at-suwannee-river-state-park-on-january-14-2017https://www.facebook.com/lynne.berggren.9/posts/10212053592477180?pnref=story
2017-01-14Cook County Landing to Folsom BridgeLittle River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTCook County Landing (GA 76)Folsom Bridge (GA 122)Dan ColemanDan ColemanReed Bingham State Park, same timehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/11/14/cook-county-landing-ga-76-to-folsom-bridge-ga-122-little-river-2016-01-14/https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16113896_1393774130634785_7613453523102828800_n.jpg?oh=d3b7a6558d51fd26ae5c9f546755258a&oe=591492CDhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1393717657307099.1073741940.100000066335681&type=3https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1769770310010100&id=100009314438241
2017-01-12Rivers against Sabal Trail in Live OakSuwannee River7:00:00 PMConferenceWWALSSRWTLive Oak Women's ClubEileen BoxJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/04/rivers-against-sabal-trail-in-live-oak-suwannee-riverkeeper/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/13/videos-rivers-against-sabal-trail-in-live-oak-suwannee-riverkeeper/2 hoursn.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.125 attendeesn.a.
2017-01-12WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingSuwannee River6:00:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSallLive Oak Woman's ClubJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/12/agenda-wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-live-oak-fl-2017-01-12/2 hours
2017-01-09Hahira Historical SocietyLittle River7:00:00 PMConferenceHahira HistoricalWLRWTHahira Historical SocietyHahira Historical SocietyGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/08/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-hahira-historical-society-2017-01-09/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/20/videos-suwannee-riverkeeper-at-hahira-historical-society-2017-01-09/2 hours
2017-01-03Chris Mericle on radio in MaineAllunknownRadioSherri Mitchell and Rivera SunallLove (and Revolution) Radio, MaineRivera SunChris MericleStop Sabal Trail Pipeline and Save the Floridian Aquifer on Maine radiohttp://wwals.net/2017/01/09/stop-sabal-trail-pipeline-and-save-the-floridian-aquifer-on-maine-radio/1 hour
2016-12-10Okefenokee OutingSuwannee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GABret WagenhorstPhil HubbardPaddle upstream to Billy’s Island and back.http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/19/okefenokee-outing-fargo-ga-2016-12-10/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/wwals-okefenokee-billys-island-outing-2016-12-10/some hydrylla https://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/02/e6af0abeb509b72b2af95c8b4b69d5ad.jpg?w=300http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/wwals-okefenokee-billys-island-outing-2016-12-10/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1359962257349306.1073741939.100000066335681&type=3
2016-11-19Pioneer DaySuwannee River10:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/Satilla RiverkeeperSRWTFolkston, GASatilla RiverkeeperGretchen QuartermanHeritage Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/11/18/wwals-with-satilla-riverkeeper-at-okefenokee-pioneer-day-festival-2016-11-19/http://www.wwals.net/2016/11/22/pictures-pioneer-day-okefenokee-nwr-2016-11-19/7 hours
2016-11-12Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALSGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/11/07/wwals-at-alapaha-station-celebration-2016-11-12/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/09/pictures-wwals-at-alapaha-station-celebration-2016-11-12/8 hours
2016-11-06Hike to Dead River SinkAlapaha10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWT meet at Jennings Bluff LaunchDennis PriceChris Mericle Approximately 3 mile hikeLime Run Spring Trail at Suwannee River State parkhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/31/hike-to-dead-river-sink-from-alapaha-river-2016-11-06/http://wwals.net/blog/2016/11/12/pictures-alapaha-and-dead-river-sinks-2016-11-06/2-3 hrs
2016-10-29Trunk or TreatLittle1:00:00 PMFestivalWWALS/Reed BinghamWLRWTGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/28/wwals-at-reed-bingham-fall-festival-2016-10-29/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/30/wwals-and-children-at-trunk-or-treat-at-reed-bingham-state-park-2016-10-29/4 hours
2016/10/16Roots Revival SundaySuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/SRMPSuwanneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/12/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-this-week/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/16/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-2016-10-15/3 days
2016/10/15Roots Revival SaturdaySuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/SRMPSuwanneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/12/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-this-week/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/16/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-2016-10-15/3 days
2016/10/14Roots Revival FridaySuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/SRMPSuwanneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/12/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-this-week/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/16/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-2016-10-15/3 days
2016-10-09Madison Highway to Sullivan LaunchWithlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTMadison HighwaySullivan LaunchChris MericleChris Mericle5.3 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/08/state-line-to-sullivan-launch-withlacoochee-river-2016-10-09/3 hours6 miles30 minutes5.3 miles6.45Pinettahttps://www.facebook.com/juliebowland/posts/10157511704705640
2016-09-17South Georgia Pride FestivalWithlacoochee12:00:00 PMFestivalWWALSWLRWTSaunders ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/15/wwals-at-south-georgia-pride-saturday-2016-09-17/6 hours
2016-09-17Protect Withlacoochee River from Sabal TrailWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTUS 84John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanStand on bridge or paddle a thousand feet upstream.http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/14/protect-withlacoochee-river-from-sabal-trail-us-84-2016-09-17/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/17/at-the-withlacoochee-river-brooks-lowndes-co-ga-line-just-downstream-of-sabal-trails-proposed-crossing/1 hour0 miles1000 feet1 hour
2016-09-13No DAPL, No Sabal TrailSuwannee River5:30:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTCR 143 Boat RampPhil HubbardJohn S. QuartermanWalk or paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/10/protest-sabal-trail-at-suwannee-river-crossing-2016-09-13/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/14/nodapl-nosabaltrail-suwannee-river-state-park-2016-09-13/2 hoursn.a.
2016-09-10Rivers-Alive Cleanup at Berrien Beach launchAlapaha4:00:00 PMoutingWWALSARWTBerrien Beach Launch at GA 168Bret Wagenhorst Bret Wagenhorst Cleanup http://www.wwals.net/2016/07/03/rivers-alive-cleanup-at-berrien-beach-launch-2016-09-10/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/12/successful-cleanup-at-berrien-beach-on-the-alapaha-river-2016-09-10/1.5 hrshttp://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/81ff5e7941389865229311b6c0d2b9b4.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/12/successful-cleanup-at-berrien-beach-on-the-alapaha-river-2016-09-10/
2016-09-03Redoux Suwannee River Roline to Cypress CreekSuwannee10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTRoline Launch Cypress Creek LaunchPhil HubbardPhil Hubbard7.5 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/26/redoux-suwannee-river-roline-to-cypress-creek-2016-09-03/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/01/redoux-suwannee-river-roline-to-cypress-creek/4 hours4 miles15 minutes7.5 miles
2016-09-02WWALS on Chris Beckham radioAll7:30:00 AMRadioChris BeckhamAllChris Beckham radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GAChris BeckhamJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about outings, water trails, and how you can oppose the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipelinehttp://wwals.net/2016/08/30/wwals-outings-rivers-and-pipeline-on-chris-beckham-drive-time-radio-wvga-105-9-fm-800-am-2016-09-02/http://wwals.net/2016/09/02/chris-beckham-broadcasting-on-emergency-power/15 minutesSabal Trail fracked methane pipelinehttp://wwals.com/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/09/KIMG6645.jpghttp://wwals.net/2016/09/02/chris-beckham-broadcasting-on-emergency-power/
2016-08-24The HappeningOne Mile Branch12:00:00 PMFestivalWWALS/SAVEWLRWTVSU front lawnSAVEGretchen QuartermanWelcome to VSU festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/24/wwals-at-the-happening-at-vsu-tomorrow-august-25th-2016/4 hoursna
2016-08-13Roline to Cypress CreekSuwannee8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTRoline Launch Cypress Creek LaunchChris Mericle Chris Mericle 7.5 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/06/08/roline-to-cypress-creek-suwannee-river-2016-08-13/4 hrs4 miles15 minutes7.5 miles
2016-07-17Free Trade and Pipelines or Clean Energy Revolution?Webinar7:30:00 PMWebinarTrade Justice AllianceAllN.A.Harriet HeywoodHarriet Heywoodhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/07/11/webinar-tpp-pipelines-vs-clean-solar-and-wind-power-2016-07-17/1 hour
2016-07-10GA 76 to GA 122Little River9:20:00 AMScoutingWWALSWLRWTCook County Landing @ GA 76Hagan Bridge Landing @ GA 122John S. QuartermanPhil Hubbard6 mile paddle and boat dragginghttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/26/little-river-scouting-2016-07-10/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/26/little-river-scouting-2016-07-10/5 hours6 miles30 minutes5.9 miles4.5 hours23.71 feetGA 122 Little River Gage4.2 would be better for paddlingWalked 4 miles dragging boatsLots of native speciesOne spot of Japanese climbing fernTwo white ibis, many fish (catfish, bass, bream)Mostly goodWould be better with half a foot more waterhttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/09/acd4102edc938f953c913ec48c58fda3.jpg?zoom=2&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/26/little-river-scouting-2016-07-10/
2016-07-09Nankin to Madison HighwayWithlacoochee 8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSWLRWTNankin boat rampMadison Hwy Boat RampChris Mericle Chris Mericle 9.1 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/05/06/nankin-to-madison-highway-withlacoochee-river-2016-07-09/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/02/28/pictures-mcintyre-and-arnold-springs-nankin-to-madison-hwy-withlacoochee-river-2016-07-09/6.5 hrs30 minutes9.1 mile6.5hrs16/161.75 (85.25)U,S. 84Lowest level to paddle over most shoals, had to drag boats over several shoalsNumerous shoals, 2 springs- McIntyre and ArnoldPink swamp mallow, trumpet vineChamber bitter and Japanese climbing fernWhite Ibis, Litte Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Great Egret, Red Shouldered Hawk, Bowfin, Mullet, Alligator Large area (several miles long) along the west bank cleared to the bank for planted pines. Several homes right on the rivers edge.Very nice paddle. Springs and shoals made for an interesting trip. Had 6 newcomers on the outing.
2016-06-22Dead River Dye TestDead River Sink11:00:00 AMScienceSRWMDARWTDead RiverSameSRWMDSRWMDBright green dye to see where it comes back uphttp://wwals.net/blog/2016/06/17/dye-test-in-dead-river-sink-on-alapaha-river/http://wwals.net/blog/2016/06/22/where-to-look-for-dye-from-alapaha-dye-test/Dye came bac up several days later in Suwannee Rise and Holton Creek Risehttp://wwals.net/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/06/8e5340c9bb5d8a32541915be5b8f8e47.jpghttp://wwals.net/blog/2016/06/22/where-to-look-for-dye-from-alapaha-dye-test/
2016-06-04Florida Campsites to SRSPWithlacoochee7:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTFlorida Campsites RampSRSPChris Mericle Chris Mericle 13.3 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/04/07/florida-campsites-ramp-to-srsp-withlacoochee-river-paddle-2016-06-04/http://www.wwals.net/2016/06/04/a-great-day-on-the-withlacoochee/8.5 hoursapprox. 18 miles45 minutes 13.3 miles6 hours19/2241.6Madison Blue Springvery nice level, able to float over shoalsTupelo spotted just north of HWY 6 bridgedeer, little blue heron, bass, bream, mulletWonderful paddle. Water very clear. Good turnout http://www.wwals.net/2016/06/04/a-great-day-on-the-withlacoochee/
2016-05-21BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle7:00:00 AMfundraiser/paddle raceWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West)Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorsthttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/fourth-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/http://www.wwals.net/2016/05/30/winners-of-the-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/https://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/05/be9cf261ab511ed41b138ef87afff908.jpg?w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/05/30/winners-of-the-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/https://www.facebook.com/events/158760381164643/permalink/238018329905514/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1177377538941113.1073741912.100000066335681&type=3https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1177377538941113.1073741912.100000066335681&type=3
2016-05-16WWALS on Chris Beckham radioLittle8:00:00 AMRadioChris BeckhamWLRWTChris Beckham radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GAChris BeckhamJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about the BIG Little River Paddle Race, water trails, and how you can oppose the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.http://wwals.net/2016/05/12/big-little-river-paddle-race-on-chris-beckham-drive-time-radio-wvga-105-9-fm-800-am-2016-05-16/http://wwals.net/2016/05/19/video-of-chris-beckham-radio-show-about-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/17 minuteshttp://i.ytimg.com/vi/ePo4suhtO6o/mqdefault.jpghttp://wwals.net/2016/05/19/video-of-chris-beckham-radio-show-about-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/
2016-05-07Naylor Boat Ramp Beach to MaydayAlapaha9:00:00 AM9:45:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTNaylor Boat RampMayday Landing30.92507-83.03867Phil HubbardPhil Hubbard12.7 mile paddle approx 7 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2016/01/11/hotchkiss-road-to-mayday-alapaha-river-2016-04-23/http://wwals.net/2019/01/23/pictures-us-84-to-mayday-alapaha-river-2016-05-07/30 minutes 12.7 mi3hrs 45 minutes 85StatenvilleWas in the banks and moving quick. Would not recommend paddling at levels much higher than this.canopy over much of the riverTupelo, birch, oaks, pine, wild azalea wood ducks, great egrets, kingfisher, heard- barred owls, hooded warblers, and many other birdsVery nice paddle. Very beautiful stretch of river http://www.wwals.net/pictures/2016-05-07--us84-to-mayday-alapaha-river/KVID4839.jpghttp://wwals.net/2019/01/23/pictures-us-84-to-mayday-alapaha-river-2016-05-07/
2016-04-23A Day in the WoodsAlapaha1:00:00 PMFestivalGaskins Forest Education CenterARWTGaskins Forest Education CentersameHeather GaskinsDave HetzelAnnual woods and river festivalhttp://gnps.org/a-day-in-the-woods/3 hoursDave said it went well
2016-04-23Hotchkiss Road to MaydayAlapaha8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTHotchkiss RoadMaydayChris MericleChris Mericle12.7 mile paddle approx 7 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2016/01/11/hotchkiss-road-to-mayday-alapaha-river-2016-04-23/http://wwals.net/2016/04/23/a-wonderful-paddle-on-the-alapaha/Hotchkiss road was washed out, put in at Naylor park property. Cut about .5 mile off of the trip30 minutes 12.7 mi3hrs 45 minutes 85StatenvilleWas in the banks and moving quick. Would not recommend paddling at levels much higher than this.canopy over much of the riverTupelo, birch, oaks, pine, wild azalea wood ducks, great egrets, kingfisher, heard- barred owls, hooded warblers, and many other birdsVery nice paddle. Very beautiful stretch of river http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/04/IMG_0015.jpg?zoom=2&resize=625%2C625http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/23/a-wonderful-paddle-on-the-alapaha/
2016-04-22Earth Day at VSUAll12:00:00 PMFestivalSAVEAllVSU front lawnsameJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanAnnual VSU student celebrationhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/04/22/earth-day-2016-at-vsu-on-the-alapaha-river-and-worldwide/ http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/22/wwals-at-earth-day-at-vsu/3 hoursNice schmoozing opportunity with students and a few faculty. Maybe led to a few members later. Wasn't well attended. Rained out at the end.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/04/KIMG4514.jpg?zoom=2&resize=625%2C625 http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/22/wwals-at-earth-day-at-vsu/
2016-04-21Surrounding Sabal Trail in Live OakSuwanee11:00:00 AMFestivalSpectraBustersAllRiverOak Technical College, 415 Pinewood Drive SW, Live Oak, FL 32064 - See more at: http://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/opinion-short-term-jobs-are-not-worth-long-term-sabal-trail-risk/#sthash.i0Fs5yWy.dpufsameJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSabal Trail contractor fair, surrounded by oppositionhttp://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/opinion-short-term-jobs-are-not-worth-long-term-sabal-trail-risk/http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/20/sabal-trail-is-surrounded-in-live-oak/3 hoursSeveral potential pipeline suppliers thanked us. Students chanted "no fracking!" Good networking with pipeline opponents.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/04/KIMG4501.jpg?zoom=2&resize=625%2C625http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/20/sabal-trail-is-surrounded-in-live-oak/
2016-04-13WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll7:30:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllFarmhouse Restaurant, 5123 Mill Store Rd, Lake Park, GA 31636-5103John S. QuartermanChris Mericlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/04/11/agenda-wwals-board-meeting-2016-04-13/
2016-04-03Langdale Park to Little River Boat RampWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTLangdale ParkLittle River Boat RampJohn S. QuartermanChris Mericle 5 miles downstream to the Little River Confluence, and about 1 third of a mile upstream to the takeout.http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/27/withlacoochee-river-langdale-park-to-little-river-boat-ramp-2016-04-03/Due to high water, went to backup Ray's Mill Pond4 hours10 miles each way45 minues5.3 miles3 hoursUS 41Water level above flood stage, went to Ray's Mill Pond
2016-03-26Little River FestLittle River10:00:00 AMFestivalReed Bingham State ParkWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-little-river-fest-reed-bingham-state-park-2016-03-28/http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-little-river-fest-reed-bingham-state-park-2016-03-28/6 hours
2016-03-20Staten Road to Langdale ParkWithlacoochee 9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTStaten Road LandingLangdale ParkJohn QuartermanChris Mericle5 mile paddle approx. 2.5 hrshttp://www.wwals.net/2016/01/08/staten-road-bridge-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river-through-valdosta-2016-03-20/http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/24/pictures-staten-road-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river/5 hours6.1 miles45 minutes5.1 mi4.5 hoursRising from 5.25 to 5.5 feet at Skipper Bridge and from 8.0 to 8.1 at US 48Skipper Bridge Road, US 41Beginnings had a good time. A few fell in, but they didn't mind.Overhanging oaks, sand bars, creeks, a big slough, two bridges, and a boat ramp.Plenty of cypress, oaks, pines, a really nice holly tree, blooming native wild azalea, resurrection fern on the trees, and palmetto on the ground.None seen.A few fish jumped, a few turtles, many birds singing, and a few seen (ducks, woodpecker, buzzards). No gators; seldem do we see those this far up the Withlacoochee River.GoodMostly goodSo much fun lots of boaters want to continue to the Little River Confluence two weeks later, and meanwhile Charlie Walker invited Gretchen on his KIX 99.5 radio show to tell everybody about it. http://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/4b2f59c8b977b1394cca6693a988a4d2.jpg?zoom=2&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/24/pictures-staten-road-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river/
2016-03-13Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch10:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2016-03-12-13/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/08/pictures-azalea-festival-pictures-2016-03-12-13/7 hoursFestival closed due to rain on Sunday.http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3859.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2016-03-12Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch10:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2016-03-12-13/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/08/pictures-azalea-festival-pictures-2016-03-12-13/8 hoursGreat time + 1.5 new memberships and a long signup list.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3841.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2016-03-05Rhythm & RibsNew River10:00:00 AMFestivalRhythm & RibsWLRWTFullwood Park, Tifton, GAPatrick KunesDave HetzelMusic festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-rhythm-ribs-tifton-ga-2016-03-05/7 hoursTable location was not good; not much traffic.
2016-02-27Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail WorkshopWithlacoochee and Little1:30:00 PMWorkshopWWALSWRWTUC Theater, University Center, Valdosta State University, 1215 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698same as put inJulie BowlandChris MericleStudent logo contest winners, art show and silent auction, plus paddling, history, archaeology, and hydrology of the Little and Withlacoochee Rivershttp://www.wwals.net/2015/12/16/withlacoochee-little-river-water-trail-workshop-at-vsu-by-wwals-2015-12-27/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/28/winners-student-logo-contest-withlacoochee-and-little-river-water-trail-by-wwals/3 hours0 minutes0 miles0 miles0 minuteshttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/550364ba19f156bae004615696087c69-1.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/28/winners-student-logo-contest-withlacoochee-and-little-river-water-trail-by-wwals/
2016-02-20GA 135 to Berrien BeachAlapaha 8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTGA 135Berrien BeachChris Mericle Chris Mericle 18.25 mile paddle/ could take 9-10 hrshttp://www.wwals.net/2015/11/07/long-alapaha-river-paddle-ga-135-to-berrien-beach-2016-02-20/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/21/pictures-long-alapaha-outing-ga-135-to-ga-168-2016-02-20/15 miles50 minutes 18.25 mi6 hrs217.3Alapaha Moving quick, very close to the high safe level, intermediate skill level recommended Oaks, pines, cypress, birch, tupelo Deer, wood ducks, red shouldered hawk, sandhill cranesOKGood paddle. Weather was beautiful. Turn out was good as well, 9 boats and 10 paddlers.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/2b527feaca99dca1a2baf206bcdb563e.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/21/pictures-long-alapaha-outing-ga-135-to-ga-168-2016-02-20/
2016-02-18Hike to Suwannee River Sabal Trail crossingSuwannee River8:15:00 AMHikeWWALSSRWTJudicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley St SW, Live Oak, FL 32064Same as put inChris MericleDebra JohnsonHike to see sinkholes with Suwannee and Hamilton County Commissioners where Sabal Trail proposes to gouge under the Suwanee River, plus Falmouth Spring http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/12/a-3-foot-pipeline-through-the-windows-to-our-aquifer-is-a-very-bad-idea-debra-johnson-on-firstcoastnews-2016-02-11/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/29/videos-hike-to-sabal-trail-route-across-suwannee-river-with-suwannee-and-hamilton-county-commissioners-2016-02-18/all morningprovided by Suwannee River Transit Authority00
2016-02-12Pipeline movieSuwannee River6:30:00 PMMovieWWALSSRWTLive Oak Womans Club, 1308 11TH St SW, Live Oak, FL 32064same as put inLori McCraneyDebra Johnson“At What Cost? Pipelines, Pollution and Eminent Domain in the Rural South” A documentary film by Mark Albertin http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/03/at-what-cost-pipelines-pollution-and-eminent-domain-in-the-rural-south-movie-in-live-oak-fl/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/13/online-movie-at-what-cost-pipelines-pollution-and-eminent-domain-in-the-rural-south/2 hours
2016-02-12Hutchinson Mill CreekWithlacoochee11:00:00 AMScoutingWWALSWRWTGA 122GA 122John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanPaddle upstream under the bridge to Hutchinson Mill Creekhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/02/14/hutchinson-mill-creek-at-withlacoochee-river-ga-122/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/14/hutchinson-mill-creek-at-withlacoochee-river-ga-122/30 minutes0 minutes0 minutes0.02 mi30 minutes10 feet `Skipper BridgeExcellentCould actually paddle a short distance up Hutchinson Mill CreekLots of oaksNoneNoneGoodGoodhttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/28d213a91a0985478c2e8867f37c392d-1.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/14/hutchinson-mill-creek-at-withlacoochee-river-ga-122/
2016-01-16GA 122 to Lawson's Mill pond Rd.Little River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTGA 122Lawson's Mill Pond RoadChris Mericle Chris Mericle 4.25 Mile paddle on the Little River http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/01/little-river-paddle-ga-122-to-lawson-millpond-road-2016-01-16/http://www.wwals.net/2016/01/17/pictures-a-lovely-short-little-river-paddle-on-a-warm-winter-day-2016-01-16/2 hours4 miles30 minutes4.25 miabout 2 hours10.75GA 122 Little RiverExcellentFloated right over deadfallsGood, slightly muddyGoodGretchen said: “Oh, what a lovely short paddle on a warm winter day!” She’d rather be on the river than in an airplane.http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/01/cfa304d7ad4597d1b1c141a1101f78c4.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/01/17/pictures-a-lovely-short-little-river-paddle-on-a-warm-winter-day-2016-01-16/
2016-01-15WWALS on Chris Beckham radioAll8:30:00 AMRadioChris BeckhamAllChris Beckham radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GAChris BeckhamJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about outings and how you can oppose the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline.http://wwals.net/2016/01/12/wwals-outings-on-chris-beckham-drive-time-radio-wvga-105-9-fm-730-am-2016-01-15/http://wwals.net/2016/01/15/video-wwals-outings-on-chris-beckham-drive-time-radio-wvga-105-9-fm-730-am-2016-01-15/18 minutesSabal Trail fracked methane pipelinehttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/CTIWPDaeFO4/mqdefault.jpghttp://wwals.net/2016/01/15/video-wwals-outings-on-chris-beckham-drive-time-radio-wvga-105-9-fm-730-am-2016-01-15/
2015-12-12Grand Bay HikeGrand Bay10:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTGrand BayBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst1.5 hr hike then lunchhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/10/07/grand-bay-hike-wwals-outing-2015-12-12/http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/12/84e771352c88a5d70300f52d623b6ba4.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/8a6c6d659945e236c5426f0afde498f9.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300
2015-11-22Cypress Creek to Cone Bridge RampSuwannee River9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSSRWTCypress Creek LaunchCone Bridge30 30.46' -82 43.01Dennis PriceChris MericleAprox. 9 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/10/01/suwannee-river-from-cr-6-to-cone-bridge-wwals-outing-2015-11-22/http://wwals.net/2015/11/23/pictures-fl-6-to-cone-bridge-suwannee-river-gretchen-quarterman/4.5 hrs30min9 mi4.5 hrs1552.33White SpringsVery goodWhite sand banks, limestone ledges, creeksCypress, Tupelo, pine and oak dominate.None noticedWild turkey and buzzards spotted, song birds heard occasionally.Satisfactory15 paddlers showed up on a drizzly cold morning to experience the Suwannee River. Weather cleared as the day progressed. The current was steady and helped push us to our destination. Very nice trip, water level good, weather OK except for occasional drizzle.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/8a6c6d659945e236c5426f0afde498f9.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/23/pictures-fl-6-to-cone-bridge-suwannee-river-gretchen-quarterman/
2015-11-14Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFestivalAlapaha Station CelebrationARWTAlapaha, GAsamePatrick KunesPatrick Kunes http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/14/wwals-alapaha-station-celebration-today-2015-11-14/http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/14/alapaha-station-celebration/8 hoursLots of interest; no new membershttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/FullSizeRender.jpg?zoom=2&resize=300%2C300http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/14/alapaha-station-celebration/
2015-10-24Sullivan Landing to Blue SpringWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSWRWTSullivan LaunchBlue SpringChris MericleChris Mericle10.2 mile paddle (5 hrs) over numerous shoals, past several springs and ending at the largest sping in WWALS watershed.http://www.wwals.net/2015/07/15/sullivan-launch-to-blue-spring-withlacoochee-river-outing-2015-10-24/9 boaters came out to enjoy the river, the weather was perfect. The current was slow except over the numerous shoals and at the take out paddling against the current at Blue Spring.5 hrs40 min10.2 mi.5 hrs53.62PinettaNice level, below 53' boat dragging across shoals would be nesessary Springs, shoals, rock field, two islandsJapanese climbing fern and chamber bitterGreat egret, kingfisher, blue heron, red shoulder hawk, wood duck, ibis, Suwannee cooterokGreat trip, weather, and water level were perfecthttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/10/592448c32509b35c37c1d6f701fb4612.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/10/29/pictures-sullivan-launch-to-madison-blue-spring-withlacoochee-river-2015-10-24/
2015-09-30WWALS on Chris Beckham radioAll8:00:00 AMRadioChris BeckhamWLRWTChris Beckham radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GAChris BeckhamJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman talks about The FERC circus in Valdosta Wednesday, Kayaktivism on the Withlacoochee River Saturday, reprinting Alapaha River Water Trail brochures, the new Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail, and WWALS v. Sabal Trail & FL-DEP in Jasper (or Live Oak) 19-22 October 2015.http://wwals.net/2015/09/28/wwals-on-chris-beckham-radio-show-105-9-fm-wednesday-2015-09-30/http://wwals.net/2015/09/30/on-chris-beckham-radio-this-morning-8am/http://wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/09/KIMG2471.jpghttp://wwals.net/2015/09/30/on-chris-beckham-radio-this-morning-8am/
2015-09-26Adopt-A-Stream Clean-upAlapaha River9:00:00 AMouting/clean-upWWALSARWTGA 135 Atkinson SideBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstClean-up at the 135 accesshttp://www.wwals.net/2015/09/23/reminder-ga-135-alapaha-river-cleanup-2015-09-26/http://www.wwals.net/2015/09/26/picture-alapaha-cleanup-ga-135-2015-09-26/1 hrFilled a pick-up truck bed full in about 1.5 hourshttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/09/a24e8af41d879cc4659b21e4cec3d83c.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=600%2C450http://www.wwals.net/2015/09/26/picture-alapaha-cleanup-ga-135-2015-09-26/
2015-08-31WWALS on Chris Beckham radioAll8:30:00 AMRadioChris BeckhamAllChris Beckham radio show, WVGA 105.9 FM, Black Crow Media, Valdosta, GAChris BeckhamJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/2015/09/11/sabal-trail-right-in-the-middle-of-the-most-vulnerable-area-of-the-floridan-aquifer-john-s-quarterman-for-wwals-on-chris-beckham-radio-show-2015-08-31-2/14 minutesSabal Trail fracked methane pipelinehttps://i.ytimg.com/vi/w1nmIIcpVyE/mqdefault.jpghttp://wwals.net/2015/09/11/sabal-trail-right-in-the-middle-of-the-most-vulnerable-area-of-the-floridan-aquifer-john-s-quarterman-for-wwals-on-chris-beckham-radio-show-2015-08-31-2/http://wwals.net/2015/08/31/on-air-soon-830-am-at-105-9-fm-with-chris-beckham/
2015-08-29Banks Lake full moon paddleBanks Lake7:30:00 PMoutingWWALSARWTBanks LakesameChris MericleChris MericleFull Moon paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/08/14/banks-lake-full-moon-paddle-bring-bon-bons-2015-08-29/Canceled due to weather 2.5 hrsn/ahttp://www.wwals.net/2015/08/29/rained-out-banks-lake-outing-cancelled-2015-08-29/
2015-08-28Sabal Trail crossing @ US 84Withlacoochee River, Suwannee River10:00:00 AMField TripWWALSWRWTUS 84US 84John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanA paddle so brief we went past and had to float back WWALS at the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline crossing 30.7955398, -83.4526749 down the Withlacoochee River to where the Sabal Trail pipeline proposes to cross.http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/25/withlacoochee-river-and-sabal-trail-us-84-wwals-field-trip-2015-08-28/http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/30/pictures-withlacoochee-river-and-sabal-trail-us-84-2015-08-28/1 hour001.8/85.3 feetUS 84DraggingShoalsoaks, Maple,Cypress, Birchnone other than a projected pipelinenonegoodyesbetter at higher waterhttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/08/be08deb2f7c66f6e61e32d475ebe6184.jpg?zoom=2&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/30/pictures-withlacoochee-river-and-sabal-trail-us-84-2015-08-28/
2015-08-15Gibson park to Suwannee river State ParkSuwannee River8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSSRWTGibson ParkSuwannee river State ParkChris MericleChris Mericle8 mile paddle (4 hrs) upstream first to the Alapaha Rise then downstream past the Alapaha-Suwannee confluence, the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline crossing and ending at the Suwannee- Withlacoochee confluence (Suwannee River State Park).http://www.wwals.net/2015/04/21/alapaha-river-rise-suwannee-river-and-sabal-trail-pipeline-wwals-outing-2015-08-15/http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/16/pictures-and-videos-from-alapaha-rise-sabal-trail-pipeline-five-holes-and-alapaha-and-withlacoochee-confluences-on-the-suwannee-river-2015-08-15/5 hrsApprox. 20 mi. roundtrip30 min8 mi31.05EllavillegoodAlapaha rise, Alapaha and Withlacoochee confluence with the Suwannee, Five Holes, springs and sand bars.Oaks, Maple,Cypress, BirchJapanese climbing fernGreat Blue Heron, Gar, Stergeon, Suwanne cooter, osprey, Alligatorgoodgood very nice paddlehttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/08/c47215ee1347e806eb9a0b581ec518a91.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/16/pictures-and-videos-from-alapaha-rise-sabal-trail-pipeline-five-holes-and-alapaha-and-withlacoochee-confluences-on-the-suwannee-river-2015-08-15/
2015-07-11Lanier park to CSX RR ROWAlapaha River8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTLanier ParkHotchkiss Road LandingChris GrahamChris Graham14 mile paddle Statenville gauge needs to be 1.5' or higher 7-8 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2015/04/20/lanier-park-to-csx-rr-track-wwals-outing-2015-07-11/We had a total of 9 boats and 10 people participate in the outing. The current was moving at a nice pace. There are many beautiful sand bars on this stretch of the river and we stopped at several to swim. The large shoal known as “The Rock” was a fun ride, all made it through with no incident. Another nice, smaller shoal is located just before the take out point. Very few residences along the river, and only a couple of other boats on the water. 7 hrs30 min14 mi7 Hrs2.02StatenvilleVery goodLarge shoal known as "The Rock"Tupelo, Oaks, Pines, Willows, Cypress and BirchLangdale weedGreat Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Red Shoulder Hawk, Gar, Northern Cardinal, White Ibisgood along most of the river, lack of buffer noticable at residences on riverGood trip, a bit long for a few paddlershttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/e339d3f4f5cc3d6638160ee5b9ada97c.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/08/pictures-lakeland-to-hotchkiss-road-wwals-outing-gretchen-quarterman/
2015-06-14Sasser landing to Jennings BluffAlapaha River, Alapahoochee River, Turket Creek9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTSasser landingJennings Bluff launchChris MericleChris Mericle30 minute shuttlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/04/19/sasser-landing-to-jennings-bluff-wwals-outing-2015-06-14/http://wwals.net/2017/10/06/sasser-landing-to-jennings-bluff-dead-river-sink-2015-06-14/3-4 hrs30 min4mi62.21JenningsVery good, had to get out 2-3 timeshttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/06/KIMG0896.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=625%2C625
2015-06-11Sasser Landing to Jennings BluffAlapaha RivermorningScoutingJulie BowlandARWTSasser LandingJennings Bluff launchJulie BowlandJulie BowlandPreview of the next weekend's paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/06/11/exploring-the-alapaha-river/11http://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/6d2e29a8930bbe0eca3a91804d02d97d.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2015/06/11/exploring-the-alapaha-river/
2015-06-01Environmental PanelWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River6:00:00 PMPanelLCDPWRWTLowndes County Board of Elections, 2808 N Oak St, Valdosta, GA 31602LCDPhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/14/wwals-on-environmental-issues-panel-in-valdosta-at-lcdp-2015-06-01/
2015-05-30Sasser to Jennings bluffAlapaha RiverPrivate paddleARWTSasser landingJennings bluff3 hrs30-40 min4mi
2015-05-28Sabal Trail sued Colquitt County landownerOchlockonee River9:30:00 AMHearingWWALSCourthouse Annex, 101 E Central Ave, Moultrie, GA 31768http://www.wwals.net/2015/05/12/landowner-in-county-in-wwals-watersheds-sued-by-sabal-trail-hearing-may-28th-in-moultrie/https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OA1vci-Zuho/mqdefault.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/issues/stt/
2015-05-25GA 168 paddleAlapaha River11:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTGA 168 boat rampBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstupstream & backhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/15/boating-with-gwyneth-on-lake-lewis-and-the-alapaha-river-2015-05-25/
2015-05-25Lewis Lake paddleLewis Lake9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTLewis Lake boat rampBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstto rookery & backhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/15/boating-with-gwyneth-on-lake-lewis-and-the-alapaha-river-2015-05-25/
2015-05-16BIG Little River Paddle EventLittle River9:30:00 AMfundraiser/paddle eventWWALS and FORBWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West)Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstpoint to point racehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/15/boating-with-gwyneth-on-lake-lewis-and-the-alapaha-river-2015-05-25/http://www.wwals.net/2015/05/18/winners-of-3rd-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-2015-05-16/http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/05/d0df58c8a647e1d3422fd0e7f6d0344d.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=625http://www.wwals.net/2015/05/18/winners-of-3rd-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-2015-05-16/
2015-04-18Rowe Town Church to GA 135Alapaha River8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTRowetown cemeteryGA 135 BerrienBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst12 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/04/17/update-on-rowetown-church-to-ga-135-wwals-outing-2015-04-18/http://www.wwals.net/2015/04/21/pictures-rowetown-church-to-ga-135-bret-wagenhorst/6 hours11 miles6 hours10 feetAlapaha, GAvery goodhttp://i0.wp.com/scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/p843x403/10630555_10206730384917392_1623529323179185308_o.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=625http://www.wwals.net/2015/04/21/pictures-rowetown-church-to-ga-135-bret-wagenhorst/
2015-03-14Easy paddle at GA 135Alapaha River4:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTGA 135 BerrienGA 135 Berrien31.301521-83.054924Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstwater level should be at least 1.5' or greater at Statenville gaugehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/03/01/easy-outing-on-the-alapaha-river-at-ga-135-2015-03-14/http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/07/pictures-easy-outing-on-the-alapaha-river-at-ga-135-2015-03-14/2 hours0 miles0 minutesAlapaha, GAhttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/e689e2a0d2c9bd10a54a6c41cd28cff8.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/07/pictures-easy-outing-on-the-alapaha-river-at-ga-135-2015-03-14/
2015-03-14ARWT ConferenceAlapaha River1:00:00 PMEventWWALSARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellChris Graham30 minute shuttlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/14/wwals-logo-contest-alapaha-river-water-trail/
2015-02-15Statenville to Sasser LandingAlapaha River12:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTStatenville Boat RampSasser LandingChris MericleChris MericleExpert Paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/30/statenville-sasser-landing-alapaha-river-wwals-outing-2015-02-15/http://www.wwals.net/2015/03/06/summary-of-statenville-to-sasser-landing-wwals-outing-bret-wagenhorst-2015-02-15/4 hours25 miles45 minutes10 miles4:00:009.99Statenville, GAWater moving quik but, very manageable River: several small streams entered river through breaks in the bank, winding course, couple of bluffs and some exposed karstSaw: tupelo, cypress, maple, river birch, pine, live oak, titi, mayhaw, native blueberries, palmetto; only maple in bloom.NoneFewVery nice trip. Beginners may have a difficult time at this water level. Comments: a good level to run this section, saw 2 other canoes with a family of campers, and a fisherman in a john boat skinning a catfish, 2 rope swings, the side trip up the Alapahoochee River to the waterfall just up from the take out was worth the effort.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/02/7cbdc63e649bac94edadca2c58fe06ea.jpg?fit=848%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2015/03/06/statenville-to-sasser-landing-wwals-outing-pictures-by-bret-wagenhorst-2015-02-15/
2015-01-17Expert Paddle on the Alapaha River at US 82Alapaha River9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTUS 82Rowe Town Church CemeteryBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstExpert paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/08/expert-paddle-alapaha-river-us-82-wwals-outing-2015-01-17/http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/18/outing-summary-expert-paddle-alapaha-river-us-82-wwals-2015-01-17/3:45:008 miles0:30:006.5 miles2:40:009.3 feetAlapaha, GAJust below banks. 1 ft of boat ramp out of water. Was good level allowing for easy navigation through most deadfalls.Church on East bank bluff on Moore property; old railroad trestle pilings; one hairpin curve; numerous sections with Tupelo coppices; a couple of “lakes”.Maples starting to bloom; cypress, pines, live oak, palmettos, holly, water oak, wild blueberries, resurrection fern; no invasive speciesNoneHeard wood ducks and wood peckers but didn’t see much fauna. There were some tiny, delicate mayfly type insects that flew just above the water for awhile midday.None takenGood trip. For experienced paddlers at this water level as deadfalls could be difficulthttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/18/alapaha-river-deadfalls-outing-us82-south-wwals-2015-01-17/http://www.wwals.net/?attachment_id=5689
2015-01-10Adopt-A-Stream Water testing certificationLittle River9:00:00 AMCertificationORWTORWTReed Bingham State ParkMargaret TysonMargaret TysonChemical and Bacterial testing certification.http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/05/water-testing-certification-reed-bingham-saturday-2015-01-10/7:30:00 AM
2014-12-20Alapaha Dry RiverAlapaha River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTsouth of I-75south of I-75Cliff AdamsChris Mericleclean uphttp://www.wwals.net/2014/12/03/cleanup-alapaha-river-near-jasper-fl-wwals-outing-2014-12-20/http://wwals.net/2015/01/26/pictures-alapaha-dry-river-cleanup-2014-12-20/2:00:00None taken
2014-12-13Organizational Meeting for ARWTAlapaha River1:00:00 PMEventWWALSARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellChris Grahamhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/11/19/organizational-meeting-alapaha-river-water-trail-2014-12-13/3:000 miles0 miles0 miles0 miles
2014-11-22Okefenokee OutingOkefenokee Swamp10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSOkefenokee Wilderness Area Canoe TrailsSFSP boat rampSFSP boat ramp30.82695-82.3621Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstswamp paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2014/10/24/okefenokee-outing-fargo-ga-2014-11-22/3:000 miles0 minutes
2014-10-26Dead River SinkDead River2:00:00 PMOuting/hikeWWALSARWTDead RiverDead River30.57912-83.053276Chris MericleChris MericlePark on SRWMD’s Jennings Bluff Tract and walk in. No boat required: this is a walking outing.http://www.wwals.net/2014/10/24/dead-river-sink-alapaha-river-wwals-outing-2pm-26-oct-2014/3 hours61.63 feetJennings, FL
2014-09-27Alapaha River Cleanup at US 82Rivers Alive Cleanup of Alapaha River at US 829:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTUS 82US 82Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstGA Rivers Alive cleanuphttp://www.wwals.net/2014/09/24/alapaha-river-cleanup-us-82-27-september-2014/0 miles0 miles0 miles0 miles1 footAlapaha, GAMade for easy walking to pick up trash
2014-09-21Allen Ramp to Anderson SpringWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTCR 143 Boat RampAnderson Spring30.449111-83.221352Chris MericleChris MericlePaddle past springs, shoals, sinkholes, and where Sabal Trail proposes a fracked methane pipeline to cross the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers in Floridahttp://www.wwals.net/2014/08/18/pipeline-withlacoochee-suwannee-rivers-21-sep-2014/http://wwals.net/2016/01/30/withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-wwals-outing-2014-09-21/5 hours11.7 miles50 minutes10 miles5:00:0032.5Lee, FLSprings, proposed pipeline, Duke Suwannee River Planthttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/01/bd2c4b22679a02fd253abc3d15a83b01.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/01/30/withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-wwals-outing-2014-09-21/
2014-08-24Hotchkiss Crossing Lanier SideAlapaha River1:30:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTHotchkiss RoadUS 8430.93669-83.0406Chris GrahamChris GrahamWe will pass by the location for the new Lowndes County boat ramp and public access point.http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/23/alapaha-river-us-84-endpoint-sundays-wwals-outing-24-august-2014/1 hour1.9 miles20 minutes1.27 miles1:30:001.21 feetStatenville, GASome dragging with ropesLimestone shoals, sand beaches, islandshttp://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/08/7de0d658b04cce71a34c313ed7ee6a7f.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/pictures-wwals-alapaha-river-outing-jsq-2014-08-24/
2014-07-19Gaskins OutingAlapaha River8:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellBret WagenhorstPaddle upstream and backhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/07/15/wwals-july-19-outing/Water level too low; moved to Banks Lake000001.34 feetAlapaha, GAToo low to paddle
2014-07-19Banks Lake OutingBanks Lake8:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTBanks LakeBanks LakeJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanBeautiful scenic lakehttp://www.wwals.net/2014/07/17/wwals-july-19-outing-banks-lake/Announced too late and nobody showed up.00000
2014-07-13River Run WaterfallAlapaha River9:28:00 AMOutingSteven DansereauARWTLakeland ParkMaydaySteven DansereauSteven DansereauPrivate paddle including waterfallhttp://www.mapmyrun.com/workout/645266159https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pcb.759208567455660&type=15 hours14 miles5 hours1.85 feetAlapaha, GAAlmost too low for waterfallWaterfall 0.9 mi downstream from US 84https://www.facebook.com/photo.https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/q84/p843x403/1496070_4259223976560_2235100603714788151_o.jpgphp?fbid=4259223976560&set=pcb.759208567455660&type=1&relevant_count=2https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/q84/p843x403/1496070_4259223976560_2235100603714788151_o.jpg
2014-07-09WWALS Annual Meeting7:30:00 PMMeetingWWALSIHOP AdelJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanAnnual meeting and electionhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/07/08/wwals-annual-meeting-wednesday-july-9th/2 hours
2014-06-28Boat upstream on the Little River @ GA 133 Little River8:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTGA 133 Boat RampGA 133 Boat Ramp30.851842-83.346536-83.346536Chris GrahamChris GrahamPaddle upstream on the Little River and float back down.http://www.wwals.net/2014/06/13/boat-upstream-little-river-ga-133-2014-06-28/
2014-05-17Lewis Lake RookeryLewis Lake4:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTLewis LakeLewis LakeBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstbird observationhttp://www.wwals.net/events-2/?ee=8http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/lewis-lake-pictures-videos-john-s-quarterman-wwals-2014-05-17/001 mile2:00Dozens of bird species nesting.Cypress, blackgumsDozens of nesting bird specieshttp://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/lewis-lake-pictures-videos-john-s-quarterman-wwals-2014-05-17/
2014-04-19Paddle against the PipelineWithlacoochee River7:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTOld Quitman Highway30.789789-83.451884-83.451884Chris GrahamChris GrahamPaddle past where the proposed Sabal Trail methane pipeline would cross the Withlacoochee River, digging into our fragile karst limestone, above our drinking-water Floridan Aquiferhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/03/29/paddle-pipeline-withlacoochee-river-19-april-2014/Cancelled due to flood stage water levels.19 feetUS 84Dangerously highhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/04/14/billboard-withlacoochee-paddle-event-2014-04-19/
2014-03-29BIG Little River Paddle EventLittle River 9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham State ParkBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA fundraiser for nonprofits Friends of Reed Bingham State Park and WWALS Watershed Coalition, this is a scenic three mile flatwater paddle on the Little Riverhttp://www.wwals.net/events-2/?ee=7http://www.wwals.net/2014/03/30/pictures-john-s-quarterman-big-little-river-paddle-event-2014-03-29/6 feetAdel, GAJust righthttps://i1.ytimg.com/vi/0l7He6JmyLc/mqdefault.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2014/03/30/pictures-john-s-quarterman-big-little-river-paddle-event-2014-03-29/http://www.wwals.net/2014/03/30/pictures-gretchen-quarterman-big-little-river-paddle-event-2014-03-29/http://www.wwals.net/2014/03/30/pictures-garry-gentry-big-little-river-paddle-event-2014-03-29/
2014-03-22BIG Little River Paddle EventLittle River 9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham State ParkBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA fundraiser for nonprofits Friends of Reed Bingham State Park and WWALS Watershed Coalition, this is a scenic three mile flatwater paddle on the Little Riverhttp://www.wwals.net/events-2/?ee=7Rescheduled due to weather13 feetAdel, GAToo highhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/23/poster-big-little-river-paddle-event-22-march-2014/
2014-02-22US 84 to MaydayAlapaha RiverOutingWWALSARWTUS 84MaydayChris GrahamChris GrahamRapids and a small waterfallhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/21/wwals-february-outing-is-cancelled/Cancelled due to unsafe water level.11.1 miles14.1 feetStatenville, GADangerously highRapids and a small waterfall.
2014-01-18Alapaha River at StatenvilleAlapaha River2:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTStatenville Boat RampStatenville Boat RampBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstWe will paddle upstream for 30 to 45 min. and then float back down.http://www.wwals.net/2014/01/12/alapaha-river-statenville-january-wwals-outing/http://www.wwals.net/2014/02/26/wwals-january-18-2014-outing-review/1:00:00 AM008.2 feetStatenville, GAwithin banksLimestone seeps, slough with old cement dampalmetto, live oak, pine, may haw, tupelo, native blueberries, liverwort, mosses and fernsNonekings birds , few small minnows and tadpolesVery limited bufferthe weather was sunny but cool day with a moderate windhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/26/wwals-january-18-2014-outing-review/http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/30/pictures-upstream-alapaha-river-statenville-boat-ramp-2014-01-18/
2013-10-09Aquifers, sinkholes, and ground scans –Don Thieme @ WWALSAll7:30:00 PM9:00:00 PMConferenceWWALSAllMagnolia Room, University Center, VSU, Valdosta, GADon ThiemeJohn S. QuartermanProf. Don Thieme of VSU will speak about underground water issues.http://wwals.net/2013/10/07/now-at-vsu-aquifers-sinkholes-and-ground-scans-don-thieme-wwals/http://wwals.net/2013/11/04/videos-aquifers-sinkholes-groundscans-prof-don-thieme/
2013-09-28Rivers Alive Little River Clean Up Little River8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstRivers Alive cleanuphttp://www.wwals.net/2013/09/23/wwals-outing-rivers-alive-little-river-clean-up-2013-09-28/
2013-06-22Clyattville-Nankin Road to GA 31Withlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTClyattville-Nankin RoadGA 31Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorsthttp://www.wwals.net/2013/06/19/withlacoochee-river-outing-clyattville-nankin-road-to-ga-31/http://www.wwals.net/2013/06/22/withlacoochee-river-from-nankin-landing-to-ga-31-wwals-june-outing-2/9.1 miles3.25 (86.75 NAVD)US 84As low as you'd want to paddle this stretchenShoalsGators, turtles, fishGoodGoodVery nice, very sunny, quite longhttp://i2.wp.com/farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/9111817026_b719bb85bf_z.jpg?zoom=1&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2013/06/22/withlacoochee-river-from-nankin-landing-to-ga-31-wwals-june-outing-2/
2013-04-20GA-122 to Franklinville, Withlacoochee River Withlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTGA 122Franklinville LandingBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst5.69 miles, less than 3 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2013/04/16/withlacoochee-river-at-franklinville-16-april-2013/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/07/pictures-withlacoochee-river-ga-122-to-franklinville-road-2013-04-20/3 hours4 miles15 minutes5.69 miles3 hours10.7 feetSkipper Bridge Road, GAduck under ovarhanging branchesVery rural, with a few houses and a pipeline crossing; ends at historic FranklinvilleOak, cypress, titi, pineshttp://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/265d5c2846f6ef1f574032389c6bc773.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2016/02/07/pictures-withlacoochee-river-ga-122-to-franklinville-road-2013-04-20/
2013-03-30BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP WestBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA fundraiser for nonprofits WWALS and FORB.Following weekendhttp://wwals.net//2013/02/24/big-little-river-paddle-race/http://wwals.net/2013/04/10/first-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race/1827
2013-03-23BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP WestBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA fundraiser for nonprofits WWALS and FORB.Following weekendhttp://wwals.net//2013/02/24/big-little-river-paddle-race/Rescheduled a week later due to weather..
2013-02-16Old State RoadAlapaha River1:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTOld State RoadOld State RoadLocal HostsJohn S. QuartermanLooking at the landing Lowndes County proposed to close (and later did close).http://wwals.net/2013/02/03/wwals-february-event-alapaha-river-hotchkiss-landing/http://wwals.net/2013/02/15/wwals-outing-called-because-of-weather-but/Canceled due to weather.http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8446008554_cfaec0909a_m.jpg
2013-01-19Upstream from WillacoocheeAlapaha River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTWillacoochee LandingWillacoochee LandingBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA nice paddle upstream and back.http://www.wwals.net/about/meetings/minutes/2013-07-07-wwals-annual-report-2012-2013/http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2013/02/188253_10200781394396347_1903725575_n.jpg
2012-10-22Reed Bingham SPLittle River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTReed Bingham State ParkReed Bingham SP WestBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA brief paddle on the lake.http://wwals.net/2012/10/22/wwals-at-reed-bingham-state-park-2012-10-22/
2009-01-01Burnt Church to Hotchkiss LandingAlapaha RiverUnknown date or timeOutingBret WagenhorstARWTBurnt ChurchHotchkiss LandingBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst11.9 miles, 5-6 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2013/02/05/alapaha-river-trip-2009-ending-at-hotchkiss-landing-2/11.9 miles14Statenvillehttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8446569799_8343c04e1d_m.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2013/02/05/alapaha-river-trip-2009-ending-at-hotchkiss-landing-2/

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