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Annual Georgia River Challenges

CONGRATS 2012 Finishers!

GRN Presents the 2013 Georgia River Challenge:

~ Take 13 People Paddling in 2013 ~

Share the joy of paddling Georgia’s rivers with friends and family who otherwise would not go on their own!

Georgia River Network is encouraging river lovers to celebrate Georgia’s rivers – from wild places to urban waterways – by taking 13 people paddling in 2013 who might not otherwise go on their own. Set your New Year’s resolution to get outside, get active and get to know your home state with friends and family. Georgia’s rivers offer a variety of experiences including family friendly afternoon paddles, riverside hikes, exciting whitewater and blackwater experiences.

The goal of this year’s ‘Take 13 People Paddling in 2013’ challenge is to promote Georgia’s growing water trail movement and send more people to the Georgia Water Trails Website to identify water trails to paddle, locate outfitters, find organized paddling trips or plan their own trip with friends and family who have little to know paddling experience.

 

To join the list of paddlers participating, just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address to sign up.

When you have successfully completed the challenge by taking 13 people paddling on Georgia’s rivers, who otherwise would not go on their own, send in documentation about your trip including photos, stories, videos and/or poems about the rivers you explored and with whom.

Send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or to Georgia River Network, 126 South Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605. GRN will send you a sticker for your boat.

GRN reserves the right to reprint and reuse any documentation submitted. Georgia River Network’s Water Trails Website can help you find outfitters, events, organized trips, resources and a list of Georgia Water Trails to plan your own adventure.


Congratulations to the 12 in 2012 Challenge Finishers!

 
Every year Georgia River Network devises a new challenge for Georgians and beyond and 2012 was the year to paddle 12 different Georgia rivers! Over 60 people took on the challenge initially. While not every person finished and not every river below fits the exact criteria established, it's more about just getting out on the water and paddling, paddling, paddling.
Congratulations to the individuals who completed the challenge!
 
If you click on the links below you will be directed to their rivers, stories, blogs and photos. Enjoy!
 

  Kyle & Andrea Camp                                        Joe Cook

       


 Gerry Cowart                                                     Allison Hughes


                                   

  April Ingle                                                          Anne Ledbetter

                                      

 Bobby Marie                                                       Lonny & Rhonda Martin

       

 Suzi Parron                                                         Patrick Phelps

          

Mary Siceloff & Liz Williams                                 Glen Smith

         

Georgia River Network Presents the 2013 GA River Challenge:

 

Take 13 People Paddling in 2013 - Share the joy of paddling Georgia’s rivers with friend and family


Georgia River Network is encouraging river lovers to celebrate Georgia’s rivers – from wild places to urban waterways – by taking 13 people paddling in 2013.  Set your New Year’s resolution to get outside, get active and get to know your home state with friends and family who might not otherwise go on their own. Georgia’s rivers offer a variety of experiences including family friendly afternoon paddles, riverside hikes, exciting whitewater and blackwater experiences.
 

The goal of this year’s ‘Take 13 People Paddling in 2013’ challenge isto promote Georgia’s growing water trail movement and send more people to the Georgia Water Trails Website to identify water trails to paddle, locate outfitters, find organized paddling trips or plan their own trip. You can see the ‘Take 13 People Paddling in 2013’ challengeproject page at https://www.garivers.org/experience-your-river/experience-your-river/150.html.

To join the list of paddlers participating, just send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and address to sign up.  When you have successfully completed the challenge by taking 13 people paddling on Georgia’s rivers, send in documentation about your trip including photos, stories, videos and/or poems about the rivers you explored and with whom. Send to Georgia River Network, 126 South Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA 30605.  GRN will send you a sticker for your boat.  The rivers can be within the same river basin to earn your sticker.  GRN reserves the right to reprint and reuse any documentation submitted. Georgia River Network’s Water Trails Website can help you find outfitters, events, organized trips, resources and a list of Georgia Water Trails to plan your own adventure.

For the past 3 years Georgia River Network has devised a "Challenge of the Year" for Georgians and beyond. This year we challenged Georgians to attend 14 river related events in 2014. We encourage everyone to get out and learn more, advocate for, and enjoy Georgia's rivers! 

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who completed the 14 in 2014 Challenge! 

Finishers will be recognized at the GRN Party and Fundraiser event: Brews, Boats and BBQ for Better Rivers 2015 at Sweetwater Brewery on February, 8th!


Marie Short

 Patrick Phelps 
 2/22/14 - GA Conservancy Fundraiser  1/20/14 - Trail Creek Stream Buffer Restoration
 3/22/14 - Darien River Paddle  3/2/14 - GRN Fundraiser
 3/27/14 - Altamaha River Paddle  4/19/14 - Oconee River CleanUp
 3/28/14 - Cathead Creek Paddle  4/24/14 - Earthfest
 March - GA Canoe Assoc. Membership   5/10/14 - BRWA's Spider Lily Float
 March - American Canoe Assoc. Membership  May - BRWA Membership
 4/5-6/14 - GRN Weekend for River  5/31/14 - Casktopia
 4/12/14 - Sweep the Hooch CleanUp  6/28/14 - UOWN Membership Meeting & Fundraiser
 April - GA Conservancy Conference  7/12/14 - Yellow River Paddle
 5/17/14 - GA Conservancy Fundraiser  7/12/14 - UOWN Water Monitoring Event
 6/24/14 - Heads Creek Hike  8/2/14 - CRBI's Etowah River Paddle
 7/6/14 - Big Sandy Creek Paddle  August - CRBI Membership
 8/2/14 - Marshes of Glynn Hike  8/16/14 - BRWA Annual Meeting
 8/6/14 - Indian Springs State Park Hike  8/23/14 - GRN Oconee Hidden Gem Paddle

 
 Janet Pearson 

 Cindy Wolfe
 1/12/14 - Lake Oconee Monitoring  January - CRNRA Pallisades Hike
 January - Lake Oconee Water Watch Membership  January - Cumberland Island Service Weekend
 January - Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Membership  January - St. Mary's Paddle
 2/3/14 - Historic Piedmont Scenic Byway Conference  February - Arabia Mtn Nature Preserve Hike
 2/8/14 - GWF Scull Shoals Hike  February - Sapelo Conservation Project
 2/24/14 - Lake Oconee Monitoring  March - Altamaha River Paddle
 4/15/14 - Rivers Alive Luncheon  April - GRN Weekend for Rivers
 4/16/14 - Lake Oconee Monitoring  April - CRK Sweep the Hooch CleanUp
 5/22/14 - Lake Oconee Monitoring  April - Jekyll Island Service Project
 5/31/14 - Rock Hawk Project of HPSB Fundraiser  April - Amphibian Monitoring 
 6/5/14 - GWC Meeting  May - Ogeechee River Paddle
 6/11/14 - Tour of Wallace Dam  May - Ossabaw Island Tour & Service
 6/17/14 - Lake Oconee Monitoring  June - Yellow River Water Trail Membership 
 6/21-27/14 - GRN Paddle Georgia  June - CRK Membership
 7/9/14 - Lake Oconee Monitoring  June - Yellow River Water Trail Fundraiser


Lonny & Rhonda Martin

Chris Thompson
Chris Thompson - far left
2/8/14 - Kayak Fishing Symposium (Lonny)
8/22/14 - Mountain Film Tour (Rhonda)
January - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
6/14/14 - Back to the Chattahoochee CRK Fundraiser February - Yellow River Park Trails Run
6/21-27/14 - GRN Paddle Georgia February - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
8/9/14 - End of Summer BBQ CRK Fundraiser March - Panther Creek Hike
8/12/14 - Sweetwater Save the Hooch CRK Fundraiser March - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
8/13/14 - Iron Hill Trail Hike April - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
8/16/14 - NPS River Discovery Series Paddle  May - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
8/17/14 - NPS River Discovery Series Paddle June - GRN Paddle Georgia 
8/23/14 - GRN Oconee River Hidden Gem Paddle June - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
9/16/14 - Water Stewardship Program Meeting July - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
9/20/14 - CRBI Boling Park/Etowah River CleanUp August - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
9/21/14 - CRBI Etowah River Water Trail Rodeo September - Yellow River Water Trail Paddle
10/2/14 - Sope Creek Tail Hike October - Yellow River & Lee Daniel Creek Monitoring
10/11/14 - Little River CleanUp October - Yellow River Water Trail CleanUp


Tamela Mills


Kane Mills

3/22/14 - Adopt-A-Stream (AAS) Conference 1/2-3/14 - Covington Water Treatment Plant Tour & Bacterial Test Training
March - Yellow River Water Trail (YRWT) Membership March - YRWT Membership
3/24/14 - AAS Monitoring Re-certification 4/20/14 - Broad River Paddle - EWT
4/20/14 - Broad River Paddle - Established Water Trail (EWT) April - Etowah River Paddle - EWT
5/23/14 - AAS Stream Bank Restoration 5/17/14 - Volunteered to help with YRWT Paddle
May - Etowah River Paddle - EWT 5/23/14 - AAS Stream Bank Restoration
July - Etowah River Paddle - EWT 6/14/14 - Volunteered to help with YRWT Paddle 
July - Chattahoochee River Paddle with Atlanta Area Paddlers (AAP)  6/15/14 - Yellow River Park Clean-Up
7/5/14 - Cartecay River Paddle  Jun-Aug - Multiple Yellow River Paddles - EWT
7/12/14 - YRWT Paddle  7/5/14 - Cartecay River Paddle
8/9/14 - Chattahoochee River Paddle with AAP 7/12/14 - YRWT Paddle
8/22/14 - Conasauga River Snorkeling Workshop July - Etowah River Paddle - EWT
8/23/14 - YRWT Paddle 8/9/14 - Chattahoochee River Paddle with AAP
10/11/14 - RiversAlive Clean-Up 8/22/14 - Conasauga River Snorkeling Workshop

Emily Strickland
 

Anne Ledbetter
 
2/22/14 - GA Conservancy Satilla River Paddle 
January - Adopt a stream monitoring at Poplar creek
3/28/14 - Ogeechee Riverkeeper Membership
February - Cobb county water Adopt a Stream Appreciation Banquet
4/26/14 - Savannah Riverkeeper Fundraiser
February - Soap creek hike
5/1/14 - Altamaha Riverkeeper (ARK) Membership
March - Confluence (Adopt A Stream Conference)
5/17/14 - GA Conservancy Ogeechee River Paddle
April - Chattahoochee Bend Orienteering hike
7/14/14 - GA Conservancy Three Rivers Paddle
June - Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival
8/9/14 - Ogeechee River Paddle
June - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Membership
8/23/14 - Georgia River Network Oconee River Paddle
June - Paddle Georgia 2014 – Chattahoochee river
9/6/14 - ARK Clean-Up
August - Cochran Shoals hike
9/27/14 - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Membership
September - Altamaha Riverkeeper Fundraiser in Atlanta
9/28/14 - GA Canoe Association Membership
September - Len Foote Hike Inn with the Georgia River Network
10/4/14 - CoastFest
October - Georgia Sea Kayak Symposium
10/14/14 - GA Conservancy Membership
November - Gold Branch Orienteering hike
11/30/14 - Altamaha River Paddle
December - Cobb County Macro invertebrate monitoring session

 

Congratulations!


Every year Georgia River Network devises a new challenge for Georgians and beyond. Well, 2012 was the year to paddle 12 different Georgia rivers! Over 60 people took on the challenge initially. While not every person finished and not every river below fits the exact criteria established, it's more about just getting out on the water and paddling, paddling, paddling. So, congratulations to the individuals below who completed the challenge. If you click on the links you will be directed to their rivers, stories, blogs and photos. Enjoy!

  Kyle & Andrea Camp                                        Joe Cook

       


 Gerry Cowart                                                     Allison Hughes


                                   

  April Ingle                                                          Anne Ledbetter

                                      

 Bobby Marie                                                       Lonny & Rhonda Martin

       

 Suzi Parron                                                         Patrick Phelps

          

Mary Siceloff & Liz Williams                                 Glen Smith

          

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