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. 

Nov
1
Tue
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Virtual
Nov 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

“OKEFENOKEE DESTINY” VIRTUAL SCREENING

Join Georgia River Network on Tuesday, November 1 from 12 – 1 PM for a free, virtual screening of Okefenokee Destiny, a 14-minute PBS EcoSense for Living documentary.

Okefenokee Destiny, presented by Georgia River Network with the generous support of Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures and Georgia Canoeing Association, invites viewers to discover how 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 from a proposed titanium mine that threatens to harm the swamp and the region’s ecotourism. The film explores which lessons we can learn from past mistakes, like ones made in the Everglades, and how the Okefenokee can be conserved for future generations. 

Register today to join Georgia River Network for this free screening of Okefenokee Destiny. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with experts featured in the film.

Learn more about the fight to protect the Okefenokee at: https://garivers.org/protectokefenokee/

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures and Georgia Canoeing Association.

Nov
5
Sat
Okefenokee Destiny at Okefenokee Swamp Park
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Okefenokee Destiny at Okefenokee Swamp Park @ Okefenokee Swamp Park

Join us at Okefenokee Swamp Park for this 14 min. film about the swamp which is threatened by mining. After the film, join us for Q & A.

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
1
Sun
Paddle-a-thon
Jan 1 – Sep 6 all-day
Paddle-a-thon

Protect Your Rivers by Paddling Your Rivers!

Compete to win up to $8,000 in prizes for paddling you’re already doing in 2023 — and help protect Georgia’s rivers in the process — by joining Georgia River Network’s 25th Anniversary Paddle-a-thon! Now through Sept. 6, paddlers can log the miles they paddle to win prizes in categories such as “Most Miles Paddled,” “Most Kayak Fishing Trips,” “Most Trash Collected” and even “Most Miles Paddled with Your Pet!” Part paddling competition, part community fundraiser, all are invited to join Paddle-a-thon. You can choose to raise money on behalf of the org or to just paddle, it’s up to you!

Join Paddle-a-thon
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