WWALS Watershed Coalition 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.
Hahira, GA, April 29, 2018 —
With the first-ever winner from Florida and a new record time,
the next two categories one each from Tift and Lowndes Counties, Georgia,
and a record number paddlers from 4 to 67 years old,
BIG Little River Paddle Race at Reed Bingham State Park Saturday
was a fun time and a successful fundraiser for
Friends of Reed Bingham State Park (FORB) and WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS).
Lloyd Reeves drove three hours from Crescent City, Florida,
with a very fast kayak, to become the first-ever Florida winner,
and he proved himself a winner in another way with the prize.
In addition to the First Prize trophy, winner Reeves got
a hundred dollar bill from race organizer Bret Wagenhorst of WWALS.
and a matching hundred dollar bill from Dianne Walters of FORB.
Reeves then Continue reading →
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.
Update 2018-03-14: Printable flyer for registration, attracting sponsors, and information.
Will Dwight Griner win
like the last five years?
Come see if you can beat him for the cash prize.
If not, you may still win a medal in any of a dozen categories.
And it’s a nice spring paddle anyway!
With the silent auction again afterwards:
it’s the fifth annual BIG Little River Paddle Race,
a fundraiser for WWALS and Friends of Reed Bingham (FORB).
Last year we had
54 paddlers, 31 men and boys, 23 women and girls,
from eight Georgia counties.
That was more than the previous year’s 34 paddlers.
Floridians, come on up and help us set another record for entrants!
Georgians, there’s plenty of room on the Little River for more paddlers!