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Weekend for Rivers Conference
River Hero Celebration Awards Party!
  • Celebrate GRN's 20th Anniversary
  • Fun Gathering to Celebrate Rivers
  • Learn, Network, & Share with Watershed Groups & Fellow River Enthusiasts
  • Dive Deeper into the Work of Ensuring Healthy Rivers
  • Intriguing & Informative Speakers
  • Gear, Book & Handmade Craft Swap Happy Hour
  • River Hero Awards Celebration Dinner, Decennial Sally Bethea Award and River Trash to Art Contest Winners Announced
  • Live Auction
  • Camping/Cabins - Campfire, Activities & Games
  • Guided Paddle on the Majestic Alcovy River - Sunday



Saturday Sept 8

  • Weekend for Rivers Conference - 8AM - 5PM
  • Gear Swap Happy Hour - 5:00 - 6:30PM
  • River Hero Awards Celebration Dinner & Party - 6:30 - 9PM

Sunday Sept 9

  • Coffee & Continental Breakfast - 7:30 - 8:30AM
  • Alcovy River Guided Paddle (6 mile flat water) - 9AM - 1PM (Box Lunch Provided)

Weekend for Rivers Program Guide1


2018 River Hero Award Winners

conservationist of the year WEBSITE

Joe Cook

volunteer of the year

group of the year WEBSITE


Gear Swap Happy Hour - Saturday, Sept 8

Gear Swap Happy Hour

Guided Alcovy Paddle - Sunday, Sept 9

Stay saturday night (camping or cabins) and join us for a guided 10 miles paddle down the Alcovy River on Sunday from 9:30AM-2:30PM. Ticket includes boxed lunch from Jessicakes Catering.

Make sure to select Alcovy paddling ticket upon registration.
Boat rental not included.
Paddle Flyer


Camping is free at the Alcovy Conservation Center.
There are 5 rooms (each with 2 or 3 single beds) in 2 cabins available for rent Saturday night.  See photos of the Turner Cabin and Cochran house.
To reserve a room please select this ticket option during registration.
Nearby Lodging
Hampton Inn Covington
14460 Lochridge Blvd
Covington, GA 30014
1 855-605-0317
Holiday Inn Express Suites Covington
14450 Paras Dr.
Covington, GA 30014
1 844-326-3625

 Stephanie Stuckey 
Bonny Putney