Sep
15
Thu
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Athens
Sep 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.

All showings are public. Click here to view the full tour schedule.

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by:

 

Sep
23
Fri
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Atlanta
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 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.

All showings are public. Click here to view the full tour schedule.

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by:

 

Sep
28
Wed
Hike Inn Retreat
Sep 28 @ 9:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm

Join your Georgia River Network friends for this one-night, mid-week getaway to the mountains and a stay at The Hike Inn for half off the usual rates. The trip includes a five-mile hike to the inn which is located near Springer Mountain and the start of the Appalachian Trail. While at the inn, enjoy two hot meals (dinner and breakfast) served family style in the inn dining hall. Educational programs are featured following dinner. The inn features private rooms, restrooms with showers, and of course, great views of Georgia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The adventure ends with a five-mile return trip, or, for the more ambitious, a side excursion to see the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail.

Registration fees include stay at The Hike Inn with private room and meals. To book your room:

Go to www.hike-inn.com
Click on RESERVATIONS
Click on RATE OPTIONS

Promotional/Group Code: type in your group code, click apply (this will change the dates on the left to your groups dates)
Group code is:    GRN22

Click on the 1 room, 1 adult, no children menu and change the count to what you need it to be. If you need more than one room, click the plus sign and change that count to what you need it to be. Room count can be no more than 3, with at least one person being a child aged 12 or under.

Then click check availability.  If there are rooms available you will see a box that says book it, click it to complete the reservation form. Double check the right hand side for rooms and amount of people in each room.  If you need to make changes there is a box with an arrow that will take you back to the first page.

Once all the guest info, special info, payment info, the booking and privacy policy are agreed to, click book now.

Oct
6
Thu
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Atlanta
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 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.

All showings are public. Click here to view the full tour schedule.

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by:

 

Oct
7
Fri
Fall Float on the Flint
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 9 @ 5:00 pm

Back by popular demand, Fall Float on the Flint is an annual favorite of Paddle Georgia participants. The event features two days of paddling the lower Flint River with on-river camping. The 36-mile route is highlighted by playful shoals, unique limestone bluffs, beautiful blue hole springs and abundant wildlife. Our campsite is Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat with tentsites, RV sites and cabin rentals. The route is mostly flatwater with some sections of Class I swift-moving water.

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

Click here for more information and registration. 

 

Terrapin Beer Co. Concert feat. Gov’t Mule
Oct 7 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Terrapin Beer Co. Concert feat. Gov't Mule @ Terrapin Beer Co.
Georgia River Network will be tabling at the Terrapin Beer Co Gov’t Mule concert on Friday, October 7 to spread the word about Protecting the Okefenokee Swamp from mining. Visit https://www.terrapinbeer.com/ for tickets and https://garivers.org/protectokefenokee/ to learn more about the Okefenokee!
Oct
11
Tue
ChiliFest for Rivers
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
ChiliFest for Rivers @ SweetWater Brewing Company
YOU’RE INVITED! 
Tickets are on sale now for Georgia River Network’s second annual ChiliFest for Rivers fundraiser where guests enjoy endless bowls of homemade chili while raising money for Georgia’s rivers. Who knew conservation could taste so good?

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE AND GET YOUR TICKETS!

Oct
14
Fri
Okefenokee Destiny – St. Marys
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
Okefenokee Destiny - St. Marys @ St. Marys Little Theatre

Join us at St. Marys Little Theatre for this 14 min. film about the swamp which is threatened by mining. After the film, join us for Q & A.

Oct
27
Thu
Okefenokee Wilderness Paddle with Suzanne Welander
Oct 27 @ 2:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Join Georgia River Network and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) as we celebrate the launch of the latest edition of the Canoeing and Kayaking Georgia guidebook with author Suzanne Welander!

Participants will join the author on a gentle six-mile paddle on the Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trail followed by a book signing in the Refuge’s Richard S. Bolt Visitor Center. The trip departs at 2pm from the Main Entrance of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge near Folkston, GA. Participants will learn about the rich history of the swamp while traversing water lily-lined trails to visit the open swamp prairies—some of the most iconic habitats in the Okefenokee Swamp.

This event coincides with the nearly 50-year anniversary of the federal designations protecting Southeast Georgia’s iconic wilderness treasures: the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and the Cumberland Island National Seashore.

Participants are welcome to bring their own boat or can secure a boat rental from Okefenokee Adventures at okeswamp.org/rentals/ or (912) 496-7156. All attendees must sign a liability waiver. Please look for a link to the waiver in your confirmation email.

Event registration does not include the cost of the Refuge entrance fee ($5) or cost of a rental boat (if applicable).

The Canoeing & Kayaking Georgia guidebook provides paddlers of all stripes with the descriptions, data, and resources needed to plan self-supported river trips throughout the state of Georgia. The 2022 edition builds on the book’s 40+ years experience, now covering nearly 4,000 miles of waterways from mountain whitewater to peaceful calmwater and coastal forays.

Meeting location: OKE NWR 4155 Suwannee Canal Rd, Folkston

Suggested meeting time: 1:15pm

WHAT TO BRING: Our trip will be mostly through the unshaded prairies of the swamp where the afternoon sunshine can be intense. Even though October is Georgia’s driest month, rain is still possible. The trip will proceed in rain unless conditions are dangerous or excessively windy.

Required to Bring: PFD (life vest), paddles, boat (or rental), plenty of drinking water, sunscreen, bug repellant, hat, clothing appropriate for the weather, water shoes (not flip flops), snacks if you need them, rain gear.

Recommended (optional) items: change of clothing in dry bag, camera, extra rope, first aid kit.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Oct
28
Fri
Ossabaw Island Adventure
Oct 28 @ 8:00 am – Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm

We’re going coastal on this three-day, two-night excursion to Ossabaw Island near the mouth of the Ogeechee River. The trip begins Friday morning, Oct. 28, at about 10 a.m. at Fort McAllister State Park as we paddle Redbird Creek and the Ogeechee River with the outgoing tide to Ossabaw Island’s north end. From there we will set up camp and continue exploration of the island. Saturday will be a day of paddling, hiking and touring this famed barrier island. Sunday, after breaking camp, we will follow the incoming tide back to the mainland, arriving with the high tide about 1 p.m.. This trip is a rare chance to experience one of Georgia’s wildest barrier islands and the unique natural and cultural history associated with the island.

This paddle route is in tidally-influenced coastal water along the intercoastal waterway and the Ogeechee River. Participants should have strong open water paddling skills.

Registration fees include campsite/accommodations, guide services, six catered meals, island tours and educational programs, Paddle Georgia swag and decal and river maps.

Click here for more information and registration.