WWALS Watershed Coalition

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


BIG Little River Paddle Event, Red Roberts Landing 2023-04-29 [Up]

WWALS charter board member Bret Wagenhorst will guide a three-hour tour of the Little River from Red Roberts Landing along a scenic three-mile, all downstream Little River stretch with winding, flat blackwater and some trees to go around, to Reed Bingham State Park Lake. Alligators, red wasps, or snakes may be present.

Paddlers will learn about natural history of the river, from flora and fauna to aspects of blackwater rivers: oxbows, tannic acid, river foam, hairpin curves and breakthroughs, sloughs, silt deposition sides, etc. If more than 8 boats sign up, we will add another tour guide.

Registration is free, but only online in advance:

This is a WWALS members-only event. You join WWALS online or at the event:

Donations are encouraged to WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. (WWALS), the Waterkeeper® Alliance member for the Little River as Suwannee Riverkeeper®. Sponsors will be listed on a sign at the event and in social media.

There is a $5 park entrance fee. Bring your own boat if you have it (kayaks or canoes only). Please contact the park in advance about any boat rentals.

[Bret Wagenhorst, paddlers on the Little River, 2022]
Bret Wagenhorst, paddlers on the Little River, 2022

When: Gather 8 AM, launch 9:30 AM, end 3 PM, Saturday, April 29, 2023

Put In: Red Roberts Landing, 4727 Rountree Bridge Rd., Adel, GA 31620. Take I-75 exit 41, head west onto Roundtree Bridge Road, then right to stay on Roundtree Bridge Road (CR 251). After 4.7 miles, turn left just before the Little River, into the park entrance at Red Roberts Landing, in Cook County, Georgia.

GPS: 31.192222, -83.520333

Take Out: Reed Bingham SP (West) Boat Ramp

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. Mosquitoes can be bad at dusk so come prepared.

Insurance Waiver: Each paddler must sign in so WWALS insurance will cover them. To see the event waiver in advance:

Event: facebook, meetup

Duration: 4 hours

Paddle: 3 miles, 2 hours.

Shuttle: 5 miles each way, 30 minutes round trip.

Host: Bret Wagenhorst

Contact: John S. Quarterman, wwalswatershed@gmail.com, 850-290-2350

Backup: in case of high or low water or bad weather is: reschedule.

More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS outings web page, https://wwals.net/outings/. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.




[BLRPE Flyer 2023]
BLRPE Flyer 2023


[Bret Wagenhorst, paddlers on the Little River, 2022]
Bret Wagenhorst, paddlers on the Little River, 2022