Nov
11
Fri
Okefenokee Swamp-Suwannee River Adventure
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – Nov 13 @ 5:00 pm

A favorite from our Paddle Georgia 2021 schedule, this two-day, two-night paddle camping adventure features some 21 miles of paddling within the Okefenokee Swamp and along the Suwannee River as it emerges from the swamp. The adventure begins at Stephen C. Foster State Park and takes in some of the Okefeokee’s most scenic corridors before slipping through the Suwannee River Sill and continuing down the Suwannee. Day two takes us down 14 swampy, scenic miles of the Suwannee as it winds toward the town of Fargo. Yes, you will likely see lots of alligators…and a ton of other wildlife to boot! Camping will be at historic Griffis Fish Camp, an old-school camp that has been located along the banks of the Suwannee River since the 1930s.

Registration fees include campsite, six catered meals, shuttle and guide service, education programs, Paddle Georgia swag and decal and river maps.

Click here for more information and registration. 

Nov
12
Sat
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Cairo
Nov 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from extractive industries. How can the Okefenokee be conserved for future generations – and what lessons can we learn to keep from repeating our past mistakes?

“Okefenokee Destiny,” a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary, addresses these questions as it takes viewers on a journey through the swamp and introduces them to Okefenokee experts. Beginning in August, Georgia River Network will present the short film at locations across Georgia to help spread the movement to conserve the Okefenokee and protect it from mining.

This showing is open to the public and is in partnership with the Lower Muskogee Creek Tribe Harvest Busk. Click here to view the full tour schedule.

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by:

 

Nov
19
Sat
Ebenezer Creek-Savannah River Adventure
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Our final river adventure of the year explores beautiful, blackwater Ebenezer Creek, famed for its stately cypress that line the creek’s banks. The nine-mile route spends more than six miles winding the creek’s route and ends with two miles on the big, wide Savannah. The cypress should be at the height of their fall glory reflecting their golden leaves in the blackwater of the creek.

Registration fees include shuttle and guide service, educational programs and river maps. Boat rentals are available.

Specific logistical details will be e-mailed to all registered participants in the week leading up to the adventure.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN ONLINE AMERICAN CANOE ASSOCIATION LIABILITY WAIVER

Map of Paddle Route:

Nov
20
Sun
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Thomasville
Nov 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

“OKEFENOKEE DESTINY” SCREENING

The Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from extractive industries. How can the Okefenokee be conserved for future generations – and what lessons can we learn to keep from repeating our past mistakes?

“Okefenokee Destiny,” a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary, addresses these questions as it takes viewers on a journey through the swamp and introduces them to Okefenokee experts. Beginning in August, Georgia River Network will present the short film at locations across Georgia to help spread the movement to conserve the Okefenokee and protect it from mining.

This event is part of the Thomasville Wildlife Arts Festival. You can learn more and purchase tickets festival here.

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

 

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

 

Williams Family Foundation of Georgia

Nov
29
Tue
GA Gives on Giving Tuesday
Nov 29 all-day
GA Gives on Giving Tuesday

Georgia River Network is excited to join thousands of organizations across the globe participating in the largest giving day of the year. Our organization has set the goal to raise $20,000 in just 24 hours!!!

But wait, that’s not it. A generous river angel donor has made an early donation of $10,000 — so we are already half way to our goal! If everyone gives what they can, we know we can get the rest of the way there. Remember: no gift is too small, it all adds up!

Here’s what you can do right now: make an early donation, start a Facebook fundraiser, and start spreading the news.

Celebrate Giving Tuesday!

 

Jan
11
Wed
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Kennesaw
Jan 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“OKEFENOKEE DESTINY” SCREENING

The Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from extractive industries. How can the Okefenokee be conserved for future generations – and what lessons can we learn to keep from repeating our past mistakes?

“Okefenokee Destiny,” a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary, addresses these questions as it takes viewers on a journey through the swamp and introduces them to Okefenokee experts. Beginning in August, Georgia River Network will present the short film at locations across Georgia to help spread the movement to conserve the Okefenokee and protect it from mining.

This event is free.

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

 

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

 

Williams Family Foundation of Georgia

Jan
24
Tue
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Thomasville
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

“OKEFENOKEE DESTINY” SCREENING

The Okefenokee Swamp, “The Trembling Earth,” is a place unlike any other in the world. It’s the largest intact blackwater wetland in North America and a mecca for research scientists from around the world. It’s also in the heart of an economically depressed region and under pressure from extractive industries. How can the Okefenokee be conserved for future generations – and what lessons can we learn to keep from repeating our past mistakes?

“Okefenokee Destiny,” a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary, addresses these questions as it takes viewers on a journey through the swamp and introduces them to Okefenokee experts. Beginning in August, Georgia River Network will present the short film at locations across Georgia to help spread the movement to conserve the Okefenokee and protect it from mining.

This event is free.

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

 

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

 

Williams Family Foundation of Georgia

Feb
8
Wed
Georgia Paddling 101
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Georgia Paddling 101 @ Public Lands

Are you interested in paddling Georgia’s rivers, but unsure where to start? Are you a seasoned river rat looking for your next adventure? Join Georgia River Network for an evening of information designed to help get you explore your next Georgia river safely and optimize your fun. River Users Guidebook author, Joe Cook, will share information about Georgia River Network’s Paddle Georgia program, including its seven-day, 100-mile journey set for the Savannah River in June; details about the Georgia River Guide App, a guide to more than 30 water trails across the state, and share entertaining stories about the history and lore of Georgia’s rivers gleaned from the pages of the River User’s Guidebook series.

Mar
31
Fri
Spring on the Satilla
Mar 31 @ 6:00 pm – Apr 2 @ 5:00 pm

While North Georgia is still in the slumbers of winter, come late March and early April, the woods along the Satilla River are bursting with spring. Escape winter and get an early start on the paddling season with this two-day, two-night adventure exploring some 22 miles of the Satilla River. A blackwater beauty, the Satilla winds through southeast Georgia and features snow white sandbars and mysterious backwater sloughs filled with wildlife. As we near our final take out, the river becomes tidally influenced. Camping will be at Satilla Lodge, a private special events venue featuring limited indoor lodging in rustic cabins and treehouses, as well as tent camping. Restrooms with flush toilets and showers are available along with porta-toilets and a hot water outdoor camp shower. Event registration includes six catered meals served beneath an open air outdoor pavilion along the banks of the river. Kayak rentals are available. The route is all flatwater suitable for novice paddlers. Information about registration fees and more event details coming soon!

 

Apr
29
Sat
Little River Adventure
Apr 29 all-day

Join Georgia River Network as we explore an 8-mile stretch of the Little River Water Trail as this small, intimate South Georgia blackwater stream courses through Colquitt and Cook counties en route to Reed Bingham State Park where alligators patrol the waters and sun on the banks of Reed Bingham State Park Lake, described by Suzanne Welander in Canoeing and Kayaking Georgia as “a sort of Okefenokee Swamp in miniature.” Make a weekend out of it by camping at the state park and taking in not only our 8-mile paddle, but the other park amenities, including seven miles of hiking trails that introduce you to the flora and fauna of Georgia’s Coastal Plain. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a federally endangered indigo snake! The journey is on flatwater and is suitable for novice paddlers, however, portions of the adventure may require portages around deadfall that may be blocking the narrow river. Kayak rentals are available. Registration fees range from $35-$70. Link to registration page coming soon!