WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Sixth Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race,
this Saturday April 28th, at Reed Bingham State Park between Adel and Moultrie, GA.
You can just paddle, or you can join the
people seriously training for the
There are prizes in a wide range of categories
(solo, double, male, female, ages, etc.).
This morning I was on
The Morning Drive with Steve Nichols on 105.9 FM WVGA, Valdosta, Georgia,
which Steve says reaches 100,000 people.
We talked about
all the things we said we would: Troupville cleanup, water trails, paddle race, film festival,
songwriting contest, outings, and more.
the video extracted from WVGA’s facebook live.
Suwannee Riverkeeper on Steve Nichols Drive-time Radio 2018-04-24
Video by Black Crow Media for WVGA 105.9 FM, Valdosta, GA
I don’t know why the video is mirror-flipped, but below are a few stills right-way around.
If you want to see the whole morning’s video, it’s
on the show’s website.
This interview runs about -23:40 to -1:20.
Adel, Georgia, June 4, 2017 —
Dwight Griner of Berrien County, Georgia won for the fifth time.
A dozen other boats received prizes,
as a record number of people paddled
in the Fifth Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race, April 29, 2017.
Tifton and Tift County had the most paddlers,
but the awards show more boats from Moultrie and Colquitt County.
Lowndes had the second most paddlers, and there were two people each from
Cook and from far-away Houston and Harris Counties, and one from Thomas County.
Remember to register
or at the event Saturday morning.
On-site registration is at Red Roberts Landing, from Exit 41 on I-75.
You do not have to actually race, you can just paddle.
But the long-time winner has some real competition this year,
with multiple people training seriously to win that $50 first place prize.
You could win one of many other prizes, for young, old, male, female,
or single, double, or triple kayak or canoe.
Come on down and paddle, eat the lunch grilled by Phil Hubbard,
and bid in the silent auction!
And you can get tickets for the
kayak raffle, either at the race or