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
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
21
Tue
Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party @ Conklin Farm in Atlanta (near Chastain Park)

The urgent fight to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining is burning brightly in Georgia right now, but we need your help to stoke the fire. To help advocates like you get FIRED UP about the issue, Georgia River Network is hosting a community backyard bonfire event: Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party.

Come out to support the cause and enjoy live music by Rob Jordan’s band Five & Dime, a low-country boil and refreshments provided by Fire Maker Brewing, Molson Coors and Terrapin Beer Co. while communing with fellow advocates around a huge Christmas tree bonfire. If you’re lucky, before the night is over you just might find the baby in the King Cake and be crowned King or Queen of Mardi Gras!

 

Party Details & Tickets