Join Georgia River Network for our 4th Annual 'Brews, Boats & BBQ for Better Rivers' on February 12, 2017 at SweetWater Breweryin Atlanta, Georgia. 

This kickoff paddle party and GRN fundraiser is a pre-season gathering of paddlers and river lovers from all over Georgia at SweetWater Brewery.

BBBB2017We invite paddlers of all skill levels and disciplines, as well as those who have never paddled but are interested in this wonderful sport to come meet GRN staff members and learn about our mission and upcoming events. 

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to meet new paddling friends and renew old friendships! This is also a great event for those who just love being outdoors and want to support the ONLY organization in the State of Georgia devoted 100% to the protection and preservation of our rivers.

Several paddling groups will also be represented at the event:

  • Georgia Canoe Association          
  • Kayak Classes and Trips For Beginners Meetup Group
  • Atlanta Area Paddlers Meetup Group


  • SweetWater Brewery Tours 
  • Six Tickets for your choice of a variety of Sweetwater Beers on Tap
  • BBQ by Low Country
  • One chance to win the Jackson Cruise 10 Kayak
  • Live music by the Barbaric Yawps; “An eclectic acoustic band steeped in bluegrass and traditional country but impatient with labels, categories, and genres”.
    2017 Jackson Cruise


There will be a raffle for a 2017 Jackson Cruise kayak in the AWESOME mystery machine color combination! Every paid event ticket includes one chance to win this kayak.  Tickets may be purchased when you buy your event tickets online for $10/ea or 6 for $50. 

*You MUST be present at the event to win this raffle!


We will also be raffling a $1000 gift certificate good towards the purchase of any model Jackson Kayakfrom Outside World in any standard color the winner chooses*. Tickets may be purchased when you buy your event tickets online for $20/ea or 6 for $100 or can be purchased seperately online at

*You DO NOT need to be present at the event to win this raffle.

*Winner responsible for any amount over $1000 due on the selected kayak.

Both raffle tickets will also be available for purchase at the event. Drawing will be held at the event at approximately 7 PM on February 12, 2017.

There will also be a SILENT AUCTION with lots of AWESOME stuff for your bidding pleasure.

Many thanks to our event sponsors for their generous support! 

Outside World
Stormwater Systems

You must be 21 or over to attend this event.

Tickets for the event are $35 through January 31, 2017.

On or after February 1, 2017 ticket price will be $45 PLUS EventBrite Fees ($48.24 total) until they sell out (and they will!).  Buy your tickets early!

Hike Inn 2017 flyer
We are excited that Georgia River Network (GRN) has been offered an opportunity this year to bring a group to the Hike Inn on Thursday September 14th – and we want YOU to come!
The Inn has room for up to 40 people, so it’s first come, first served, and the people we wanted to offer this opportunity to is YOU – our supporters, volunteers, members and colleagues, and your families - to join our staff and board and our families! It will be a great time for Georgia’s river friends to spend time together and have fun.
Cost and How to Sign Up:
The Hike Inn is generously offering 50% off rates for our group! To reserve your spot go to the reservation link on their webpage and click the book now tab. It will pull up the 50% discount rate.  
Enter the correct dates and on the bottom of the page enter promotional/group code river
About the Hike Inn:
Located near Dawsonville and Dahlonega, the Len Foote Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls State Park is a back country inn with 2-person private rooms with comfy bunk beds; hot showers, sinks, and compost toilets in the bath house; and prepared meals served in their dining room. The Inn is accessible only by foot over a moderate 5 mile hiking trail which originates at the top of the Amicalola Falls. The hike takes from 2 to 4 hours, and the beautiful trail is entirely within the Chattahoochee National Forest and Amicalola Falls State Park.  Guests only need to bring personal items, including clothing, toiletries, and food and water for the trail. Bed linens and towels are provided and a family style dinner and breakfast are served.Educational and entertaining programs are conducted after dinner. There are great porches with rocking chairs, and indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, along with books and games.  The Sunrise Room (as you would expect from the name!) is an excellent place to enjoy a cup of coffee and the sunrise in the morning. The buildings are awesome, beautiful, green, and LEED Certified Gold! You can learn more about it at their website:
Hope you can join us!

By: Aurum Studios

Sterling Silver Encased Tektite Pendant on 18" Sterling Silver Cable Chain

final necklace   pendant 1


Sterling Silver Earrings


final earrings   earring 1



By: Ellen Cowne 

16" Copper and Sterling Silver Necklace


necklace full smaller  necklace partial smaller

on neck

Big Slough on the Lower Flint
"14 x 18" Print of Original Oil Painting
By: Jim Gay


Seven year Paddle Georgia participant, Jim Gay, started a series of Paddle Georgia paintings in 2012. This print is of his Paddle Georgia 2013 on the Flint River oil painting. 


Flint River print Jim Gay medium