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Winners, student logo contest, Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail, by WWALS


Valdosta, February 28, 2016 — Two VSU students took First and Second Prizes Saturday for logos for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT), First prize: circle with trees, by Eboni Patterson at a Workshop at VSU, with an art exhibit and silent auction, and talks on history, archaeology, hydrogeology, and safety, organized by WWALS Watershed Coalition, the Waterkeeper® Affiliate for the Withlacoochee, Little, Alapaha, and upper Suwannee Rivers. “These logo winners reflect the beauty and unusual nature of our blackwater rivers,” said logo contest organizer Julie Bowland, a VSU Art Professor. She aded, “I’ve already heard talk that we may use both of these logos, one for color, and one for black and white.”

Logo Contest Winners

Logo winners with Julie Bowland (Gretchen Quarterman, Tom Potter, foreground) Eboni Patterson (center) won First Prize for the circle logo. Ann Reid (left) won Second Prize for the river trace logo. Both were congratulated by contest organizer Julie Bowland, who handed them checks from WWALS. The prizes were contributed by Continue reading

River Pictures by Bryan Garris for WWALS Water Trail Workshop @ VSU 2016-02-27

This Saturday, day after tomorrow, is the Withlacoochee and Little River Workshop at VSU! Wacissa tree Art exhibit and auction organizer Julie Bowland sent these pictures by Bryan Garris, saying:

I will have an assortment of painting sizes on easels. I’m thinking there will be around 20 easel works and a table full of matted photographs. There will be a minimum bid set by individual artists, with 20% going to WWALS.

You can also bring your own artwork or objects to donate to WWALS for auction. See you there! Continue reading

Stranded campers rescued from Alapaha River above GA 135 2016-01-16

This is why WWALS recommends filing a float plan, or in this case, a hiking and camping plan. Boaters

WALB News Team, 17 January 2016, Campers rescued from rising floodwater, warning issued,

BERRIEN CO., GA (WALB) – The Berrien County Sheriff is sending a warning to residents to stay off the Alapaha River.

“Its not a good time to be camping out on the river,” said Sheriff Anthony Heath.

Image About 11 a.m. on Sunday, four Berrien County campers had to be rescued after they were surrounded by rising floodwaters. A father, his daughter, son, and son’s girlfriend hiked downstream and set up camp at the Alapaha River bridge near state Route 135, south of Willacoochee.

The VDT says they camped on Saturday, and were found the next day. Terry Richards, Valdosta Daily Times, 19 January 2016, page 8A, Stranded campers réscued, Continue reading

Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail Logo Contest

College students who like paddling on our rivers or art or both, here’s a contest! (flyer PDF)

Update 2015-12-16: Deadline extended to January 15th, 2016, recently featured in the Valdosta Daily Times, and winners to be presented with prizes at the February 27th Workshop at VSU.

VDT headline

Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail Logo Contest

Create a logo

Sponsored by WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS)

WWALS advocates for conservation and stewardship of the
Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Upper Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida
through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities

Create a logo to represent the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail

Open to college students who live or study within the WithIacoochee and Little River Watershed
(Counties: Tilt, Berrien, Cook, Lanier, Lowndes, Colquitl, Brooks in Georgia and Hamilton, Madison and Suwannee in Florida.)
Deadline: December 15, 2015 January 15, 2016 NO cost to enter
PRIZES: 1st Place $100 and use in publications and websites to promote the Water Trail.
Runner-Up $50
E-mail a pdf of your design and completed application information to: RiverLogoContest@gmail.com
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Confluence of the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers

Julie Bowland posted on facebook (reposted here with permission):

300x225 Upstream from GA 133, in Confluence of the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers, by Julie Bowland, for WWALS.net, 2 July 2015 Paddled for a couple hours this morning around and downstream from the confluence of the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers…just a couple miles from my house. Forgot to bring a canvas so just played with some mixed media drawing. Fun!

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