Sep
2
Fri
Kayaking Instructor Course
Sep 2 – Sep 4 all-day
Kayaking Instructor Course

Are you interested in becoming a certified kayaking instructor who can teach paddlers on lakes and Class I rivers? By attending this 3 day class you will have the opportunity to work with Level 4 Whitewater Kayaking Instructor Trainer Francheska Hebden to earn up to Level 2 ACA River Kayaking Instructor credential, based on your performance in the class.

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

Sep
10
Sat
Oconee River Harvest Moon Adventure
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 6-mile twilight paddle on the Oconee River from Oconee River Campground to Dyars Pasture in Greene County is highlighted (and lighted) by the Harvest Moon. We’ll launch from Oconee River Campground at dusk and catch the Harvest Moon as it rises and lights our way down river. The route is all flatwater.

Registration fees include shuttle and guide services, educational programs and river maps. Rental boats 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:

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.