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.
We had fun
cleaning up at Troupville Boat Ramp and the private land
down the Little River to its Confluence with the Withlacoochee River,
and then up the Withlacoochee a bit.
Boy Scouts did much of the work, in Ronnie Thomas’ troup: this cleanup was his idea.
Two of the landowners who let us into the land down to the Confluence were there; that property is for sale.
Scotti Jay and Bobby and the McKenzie clan were also there.
Brown Dog and Yellow Dog liked getting into another river.
We’re still on for 8:00 AM to noon this Saturday, tomorrow, October 13, 2018,
for the WWALS cleanup of the
Troupville Boat Ramp and adjacent riverfront down to the Little
River Confluence with the Withlacoochee River.
Bring: Cleanup materials will be provided, but if
you’ve got a trash picker, bring it along.
No boat required. You can bring a boat if you like, but unless it
rains before then, there will be very little water in the
The traditional annual WWALS Sheboggy Georgia Adopt-A-Stream cleanup at Sheboggy, plus an upstream paddle, from this most upstream of the access points on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).
Oh, and we still want those Sheboggy road signs back.
1 PM, Sunday, September 9, 2018
Sheboggy Boat Ramp, 11004 US Highway 82, Alapaha, GA 31622, a few miles east of Alapaha, Georgia, in Berrien County.
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit.
Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members for the paddle (the cleanup is free to everyone).
We recommend you support the work of WWALS by
becoming a WWALS member today!
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.
Hahira, GA, April 23, 2018 — Fifty children and adults helped WWALS clean up the site of old Troupville Saturday, with permission and thanks from the landowner where that former Lowndes County seat goes down to the Little River Confluence with the Withlacoochee River, just west of Valdosta.
Cleanup leader WWALS member Bobby McKenzie said:
We met at the signs for safety/execution briefing. I was able to
talk about the signs and water trail to 50 folks and when I asked
who knew about the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers and being able to
kayak them, only 2 folks were aware. Now 50 more folks are
aware…and half were kids…but some of the best kind of kids…Boy
and Girl Scouts!