Charges dropped against Gilchrist County Sabal Trail protestors 2017-07-14

Eight months after she was arrested for holding a sign on a public road right of way, Cindy Noel learned today the charges have been dropped by the state for “INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE TO SUSTAIN A CONVICTION”:

Case Action Report: Nole Prosequi

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WWALS Kayak Raffle Winner Jeffrey Hinson Patton 2017-07-12

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Valdosta resident wins WWALS kayak raffle

Valdosta, July 13, 2017 — In a surprise to everyone, out of a box of raffle tickets for people as far as a thousand miles away, the winner was not only from Valdosta, he was in the room! No one was more surprised than winner Jeffrey Hinson Patton, seen here with the kayak he’s named Little Miss Sunshine. We’re sure he and she will be on a river near here soon.

Happy winner Jeffrey Hinson Patton by John S. Quarterman
Jeffrey Hinson Patton, the happy WWALS kayak raffle winner

WWALS board member and Outings Committee Chair Phil Hubbard said, “When I donated the kayak, I thought the raffle would go well, but not this well, with so many tickets and such a happy winner. It’s good to see it went to an active kayaker who will paddle in it.”

WWALS Member and kayak winner Jeffrey Hinson Patton remarked, “I started to drive my car, but then I got the truck because I thought, just in case I win.”

WWALS board member and Treasurer Gretchen Quarterman, a charter board member, remarked, “Best meeting ever!” She had already Continue reading

Online closed: last chance for kayak Raffle tickets tonight 7PM at Annual WWALS Member Meeting 2017-07-12

Online tickets are closed so there will be no confusion about last-minute tickets. If you want to buy a kayak raffle ticket you’ll need to come to the WWALS Annual Member Meeting tonight at 7PM. There you’ll also get to hear the annual report and, if you’re a member, vote on the election of some board members. Or if you just want to know if you won, you can dial in.

WWALS Annual Meeting
7:00 PM Wednesday 12 July 2017
Wooden Nickel, 3269 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602
Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580
Meeting ID: 855-676
Event: facebook

Follow this link for the agenda.

Kayak being raffled

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

Pictures: Banks Lake Full Moon Paddle 2017-07-08

Lights! Full Moon! Paint! Rice and watermelon! Fun was had by all last Saturday on the WWALS watery living room, Banks Lake, just west of Lakeland, GA on GA 122.

Only saw one gator, and he got scared away by all the boats. Didn’t see any moccassins, but I bet they were there in the lily pads on the west side across the lake, where we turned back.

Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners, 31.0351925, -83.0965187

The total I think was seventeen paddlers in sixteen boats, some not pictured here due to not arrived yet, or something.

Paddlers with WWALS and Suwannee Riverkeeper Banners,

Movie: Tom Cramer and his wife Barb are the volunteers at Banks Lake Outdoors (26M)

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Paddle races, songwriting contest, water trails, and advocacy at WWALS Board Meeting 2017-07-12

Draft Agenda
WWALS Quarterly Board Meeting
7:30 PM Wednesday 12 July 2017, After Annual WWALS Membership Meeting
Wooden Nickel, 3269 Inner Perimeter Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602
Dial-in Number: (641) 715-3580
Meeting ID: 855-676
Event: facebook

Election of officers, paddle races, songwriting contest, festivals, water trails, and more.

[Under the cypress]
Under the cypress, in the BIG Little River Paddle Race

All WWALS members, especially committee members, are invited to attend, as is the general public.

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