Jul
9
Sat
Intro to Kayaking
Jul 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Intro to Kayaking @ Bear Creek Marina, Lake Jackson

This is a half day, introductory level class to get you more familiar with the features of your boat and paddle and give you more confidence on your adventures.

By the end of the day you will feel like your boat is less tippy, know how to paddle all day without wearing out your arm muscles, know how to avoid tennis elbow, know how to help yourself or your friend in a capsize situation at the lake, and other basic information that will prepare you to be a better paddler or trip leader for your family.

  • Basic paddle strokes and boat control
  • A couple of options for self or assisted rescue to climb back into your kayak if you capsize in deep water
  • Legally, what’s required in a non-motorized craft
  • An introduction to gear, trip planning and prevention

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

Jul
30
Sat
Intro to River Kayaking
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Intro to River Kayaking @ Lower Chestatee River

This is a full day class to introduce you to the skills, hazards and fun to be had on class I rivers!

By the end of the day you will feel more in control of your boat, know how to paddle all day without wearing out your arm muscles, have some tips and tricks for reading the river and avoiding hazards, and be more confident about exploring class I rivers with your friends and family.

  • Basic paddle strokes and boat control
  • Introduction to river reading and hazard identification
  • Moving water skills like edging, ferrying, and peel outs
  • Legally, what’s required in a non-motorized craft
  • An introduction to gear, trip planning and prevention
  • Introduction to hazards plus some tips and tricks for boat control in dicey situations

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE & REGISTER!

Aug
2
Tue
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Athens
Aug 2 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 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.

Admissions is free! Please save your seat HERE.

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

Aug
6
Sat
Flint River Adventure
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

On this 13-mile adventure we will celebrate the Flint River Water Trail as it winds through Meriwether County from Joe Kurz Wildlife Management Area to Woodbury. The route is mostly flatwater but punctuated by numerous shoals. It is highlighted by Flat Shoals, a one-time haunt of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The trip is organized in conjunction with water trail developers in Meriwether County.

The route is mostly flatwater, but includes Class I shoals and rapids approaching Class II in difficulty at Flat Shoals.

Registration fees include shuttle and guide service, educational programs and river maps. Rental boats are available.

Specific logistical information 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:

Aug
13
Sat
Chattahoochee River Adventure
Aug 13 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

This 11-mile adventure on the Chattahoochee courses along the state line between Alabama and Georgia from West Point Dam to the mill village of Riverview. The trip includes portages around two historic mill dams that, in the near future, the Georgia Power Company plans to remove, restoring natural flows on this section of river. We’ll get to see the river before the dismantling of the dams and set ourselves up for a return trip once the dams have been removed.

The trip is mostly flatwater with some Class I shoals. The portage routes, though short, are along undeveloped paths.

Registration fees include shuttle and guide services, educational programs and river map. Rental boats are available.

Specific logistical information 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

Aug
19
Fri
Okefenokee Destiny Screening- Columbus
Aug 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 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 part of the Nature Now Film Festival. You can purchase your festival tickets here.

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

Aug
20
Sat
Conasauga River Snorkel & Paddle Weekend
Aug 20 @ 8:00 am – Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm

On this weekend excursion to Northwest Georgia, we will explore the incredible diversity of the Conasauga River, getting up-close-and-in-person with dozens of species of fish in the Conasauga River Snorkel Hole within the Chattahoochee National Forest on one day and then exploring an eight-mile section of river the other. No previous snorkeling experience is necessary to participate.

The paddle route is on a narrow and intimate section of the Conasauga with mostly flatwater and some Class I shoals. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER.

Map of Paddle Route:

Okefenokee Destiny Screening- Columbus
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 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 Nature Now Film Festival. You can purchase your festival tickets here.

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

Aug
24
Wed
Okefenokee Destiny Screening – Jekyll Island
Aug 24 @ 1:15 pm – 2:30 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 takes place during the Georgia Environmental Conference’s first Breakout Session. Purchase tickets for the conference to attend. 

 

GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK PRESENTS:

Screening tour sponsored by Okefenokee Swamp Park & Adventures.

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!