WWALS Watershed Coalition

WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS) is Suwannee RIVERKEEPER® WWALS advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.

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[Left: Smooth paddling, Mayor at WWTP Outfall, Sunny overhanging limbs, Buzzards, Lunch stop with Russell's turtle, Spook Bridge]
Left: Smooth paddling, Mayor at WWTP Outfall, Sunny overhanging limbs, Buzzards, Lunch stop with Russell's turtle, Spook Bridge

Downstream

[Need a bigger boat, Mayor?, 09:06:29, 30.8515344, -83.3478232]
Need a bigger boat, Mayor?, 09:06:29, 30.8515344, -83.3478232

[Those branches are usually 20 feet overhead, 09:07:58, 30.8505670, -83.3483760]
Those branches are usually 20 feet overhead, 09:07:58, 30.8505670, -83.3483760

[Mayor Huck Finn, 09:08:02, 30.8505671, -83.3483762]
Mayor Huck Finn, 09:08:02, 30.8505671, -83.3483762

Little River Confluence

[She enjoyed the paddle, 09:13:08, 30.8470755, -83.3477831]
She enjoyed the paddle, 09:13:08, 30.8470755, -83.3477831

[Bobby leading the way, 09:13:13, 30.8471141, -83.3477227]
Bobby leading the way, 09:13:13, 30.8471141, -83.3477227

[Withlacoochee River coming in, 09:13:35, 30.8469839, -83.3477638]
Withlacoochee River coming in, 09:13:35, 30.8469839, -83.3477638

Rapids at lower water

[Convoy, 09:19:51, 30.8456137, -83.3514877]
Convoy, 09:19:51, 30.8456137, -83.3514877

[Sideways, 09:20:49, 30.8450444, -83.3512184]
Sideways, 09:20:49, 30.8450444, -83.3512184

[Chilly but fun, 09:23:30, 30.8434317, -83.3503875]
Chilly but fun, 09:23:30, 30.8434317, -83.3503875

[Palmettos, 09:25:07, 30.8425080, -83.3500970]
Palmettos, 09:25:07, 30.8425080, -83.3500970

Loch-Winn Branch

[Debris in deadfall, 09:26:07, 30.8417480, -83.3506710]
Debris in deadfall, 09:26:07, 30.8417480, -83.3506710

[Watery Mayor, 09:27:43, 30.8415861, -83.3518485]
Watery Mayor, 09:27:43, 30.8415861, -83.3518485

[Red maple, 09:33:07, 30.8391300, -83.3555400]
Red maple, 09:33:07, 30.8391300, -83.3555400

WWTP Outfall

[Distant WWTP outfall sign, 09:38:15, 30.8363392, -83.3590054]
Distant WWTP outfall sign, 09:38:15, 30.8363392, -83.3590054

[Barely out of the water, 09:38:25, 30.8362980, -83.3590740]
Barely out of the water, 09:38:25, 30.8362980, -83.3590740

[Mayor and WWTP outfall sign, 09:39:32, 30.8360190, -83.3594110]
Mayor and WWTP outfall sign, 09:39:32, 30.8360190, -83.3594110

[Sign and pipe path, 09:40:41, 30.8359870, -83.3594897]
Sign and pipe path, 09:40:41, 30.8359870, -83.3594897

[Manhole cover and paddlers, 09:43:13, 30.8355220, -83.3586490]
Manhole cover and paddlers, 09:43:13, 30.8355220, -83.3586490

[Back of the sign, 09:44:46, 30.8359534, -83.3592593]
Back of the sign, 09:44:46, 30.8359534, -83.3592593

Onwards

[Spanish moss, 09:45:31, 30.8361592, -83.3599706]
Spanish moss, 09:45:31, 30.8361592, -83.3599706

[Tree limbs in water, 09:51:58, 30.8392603, -83.3644126]
Tree limbs in water, 09:51:58, 30.8392603, -83.3644126

[Over there, 09:52:01, 30.8392603, -83.3644126]
Over there, 09:52:01, 30.8392603, -83.3644126

[Watch out for overhanging tree limbs, 09:52:02, 30.8392603, -83.3644126]
Watch out for overhanging tree limbs, 09:52:02, 30.8392603, -83.3644126

Wetherington Branch and beyond

[Serene, 09:54:52, 30.8369990, -83.3645770]
Serene, 09:54:52, 30.8369990, -83.3645770

[Alongside, 09:55:52, 30.8375604, -83.3656330]
Alongside, 09:55:52, 30.8375604, -83.3656330

[Sunny straight stretch, 09:56:45, 30.8378170, -83.3659590]
Sunny straight stretch, 09:56:45, 30.8378170, -83.3659590

Vultures

[Buzzards in tree and air, 09:59:59, 30.8377350, -83.3687240]
Buzzards in tree and air, 09:59:59, 30.8377350, -83.3687240

Private river access

[Swing seat, 10:01:37, 30.8377523, -83.3699970]
Swing seat, 10:01:37, 30.8377523, -83.3699970

[Concrete, 10:01:41, 30.8377520, -83.3699970]
Concrete, 10:01:41, 30.8377520, -83.3699970

[Concrete and swing, 10:01:45, 30.8378094, -83.3700398]
Concrete and swing, 10:01:45, 30.8378094, -83.3700398

Buzzard Bend

[Three paddlers, 10:04:02, 30.8384530, -83.3713280]
Three paddlers, 10:04:02, 30.8384530, -83.3713280

[Nice trees, 10:04:18, 30.8386580, -83.3713780]
Nice trees, 10:04:18, 30.8386580, -83.3713780

More vultures

[Buzzards sunning, 10:04:28, 30.8387100, -83.3714430]
Buzzards sunning, 10:04:28, 30.8387100, -83.3714430

[Red maple buzzards, 10:09:56, 30.8383830, -83.3742850]
Red maple buzzards, 10:09:56, 30.8383830, -83.3742850

[Black Buzzards, 10:10:01, 30.8384310, -83.3743400]
Black Buzzards, 10:10:01, 30.8384310, -83.3743400

Paddlers

[Sometimes you have to adjust your seating, 10:05:00, 30.8391548, -83.3716954]
Sometimes you have to adjust your seating, 10:05:00, 30.8391548, -83.3716954

[Driftwood, 10:05:05, 30.8392304, -83.3717073]
Driftwood, 10:05:05, 30.8392304, -83.3717073

[Green, black, and bubbly, 10:11:46, 30.8368210, -83.3745280]
Green, black, and bubbly, 10:11:46, 30.8368210, -83.3745280

Landfill Branch 03110203004643

[Below the landfill, 10:21:00, 30.8308330, -83.3791390]
Below the landfill, 10:21:00, 30.8308330, -83.3791390

Kinderlou

[High left bank, 10:44:28, 30.8255928, -83.3935344]
High left bank, 10:44:28, 30.8255928, -83.3935344

McCree Tract

[Warmer, 11:12:10, 30.8263129, -83.4167596]
Warmer, 11:12:10, 30.8263129, -83.4167596

Lunch spot

[Paddlers and boats, 11:29:31, 30.8160291, -83.4244580]
Paddlers and boats, 11:29:31, 30.8160291, -83.4244580

[Paddlers stretching, 11:29:29, 30.8160291, -83.4244580]
Paddlers stretching, 11:29:29, 30.8160291, -83.4244580

[Concrete blocks, 11:26:57, 30.8158588, -83.4245995]
Concrete blocks, 11:26:57, 30.8158588, -83.4245995

[Access woods road, 11:28:25, 30.8159674, -83.4243390]
Access woods road, 11:28:25, 30.8159674, -83.4243390

[Towards the river, 11:28:28, 30.8159675, -83.4243301]
Towards the river, 11:28:28, 30.8159675, -83.4243301

[Yellow jessamine, 11:28:46, 30.8160104, -83.4243552]
Yellow jessamine, 11:28:46, 30.8160104, -83.4243552

Banner

[Russell, 11:35:47, 30.8160346, -83.4247496]
Russell, 11:35:47, 30.8160346, -83.4247496

[jsq, 11:36:21, 30.8160766, -83.4249250]
jsq, 11:36:21, 30.8160766, -83.4249250

[Way out, 11:41:50, 30.8158453, -83.4249292]
Way out, 11:41:50, 30.8158453, -83.4249292

Millrace Creek

[Hidden Millrace Creek, 11:59:28, 30.8147763, -83.4376973]
Hidden Millrace Creek, 11:59:28, 30.8147763, -83.4376973

Sabal Trail fracked methane pipelinne

[Sabal Trail sign in water, 12:38:08, 30.7954320, -83.4524574]
Sabal Trail sign in water, 12:38:08, 30.7954320, -83.4524574

[Warning, Buried Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing 12:39:21, 30.7954167, -83.4528262]
Warning, Buried Natural Gas Pipeline Crossing 12:39:21, 30.7954167, -83.4528262

[Left bank sign, 12:39:51, 30.7954650, -83.4527910]
Left bank sign, 12:39:51, 30.7954650, -83.4527910

Not this take-out

[US 84 bridge, 12:39:57, 30.7954246, -83.4527787]
US 84 bridge, 12:39:57, 30.7954246, -83.4527787

[High water at US 84, 12:41:00, 30.7943438, -83.4532721]
High water at US 84, 12:41:00, 30.7943438, -83.4532721

[US 84 Landing, 12:41:14, 30.7940992, -83.4534950]
US 84 Landing, 12:41:14, 30.7940992, -83.4534950

Bridges

[US 84 Bridge, 12:41:10, 30.7941354, -83.4534191]
US 84 Bridge, 12:41:10, 30.7941354, -83.4534191

[CSX RR Bridge, 12:41:35, 30.7937100, -83.4535007]
CSX RR Bridge, 12:41:35, 30.7937100, -83.4535007

[Flow buoy, 12:41:45, 30.7935818, -83.4535888]
Flow buoy, 12:41:45, 30.7935818, -83.4535888

[CSX RR Bridge and phone line, 12:42:01, 30.7930535, -83.4535153]
CSX RR Bridge and phone line, 12:42:01, 30.7930535, -83.4535153

SB

[Spook Bridge in the distance, 12:43:51, 30.7909700, -83.4523178]
Spook Bridge in the distance, 12:43:51, 30.7909700, -83.4523178

[Bobby under Spook Bridge, 12:44:01, 30.7908290, -83.4521411]
Bobby under Spook Bridge, 12:44:01, 30.7908290, -83.4521411

[Spook Bridge take out, 12:44:31, 30.7903213, -83.4518805]
Spook Bridge take out, 12:44:31, 30.7903213, -83.4518805

[Easy landing, 12:45:12, 30.7895902, -83.4517462]
Easy landing, 12:45:12, 30.7895902, -83.4517462

On land

[Power line right of way, 12:49:44, 30.7896790, -83.4509550]
Power line right of way, 12:49:44, 30.7896790, -83.4509550

[Paddlers and Gretchen who waited half an hour for us, 12:50:05, 30.7896174, -83.4509950]
Paddlers and Gretchen who waited half an hour for us, 12:50:05, 30.7896174, -83.4509950

[Inland bridge with sand on mud, 13:03:01, 30.7900872, -83.4487483]
Inland bridge with sand on mud, 13:03:01, 30.7900872, -83.4487483

[No flow under inland bridge, 13:03:08, 30.7901088, -83.4487730]
No flow under inland bridge, 13:03:08, 30.7901088, -83.4487730

STT

[Sabal Trail pipeline (looking south across Tiger Creek), 13:06:10, 30.7902730, -83.4479820]
Sabal Trail pipeline (looking south across Tiger Creek), 13:06:10, 30.7902730, -83.4479820

[Sabal Trail (looking north towards the river), 13:06:15, 30.7902620, -83.4479180]
Sabal Trail (looking north towards the river), 13:06:15, 30.7902620, -83.4479180

Flowers

[Yellow jessamine, 13:08:34, 30.7904, -83.4469]
Yellow jessamine, 13:08:34, 30.7904000, -83.4469000

[Boats on truck, 13:08:36, 30.7903138, -83.4469027]
Boats on truck, 13:08:36, 30.7903138, -83.4469027