Healthy Rivers, Healthy You Challenge: Relationship With Your River  
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Want to kickstart your healthy journey with Georgia River Network, but don’t know where to begin? Start by seeking out your local river! GRN can help you can find what rivers are near you by following this link.

Found your river yet? What are you waiting for, let’s go! You can start by just looking at the river and taking in all of the sights and sounds. Try and see what trees, plants, animals, bugs, etc. are there! Next (if you can), get in the water! Is the river big? Small? Fast-moving or slower-moving? Take mental notes! Also note how you feel while experiencing your river. Do you feel more relaxed? Think about why! When you get out and experience nature, it can have a calming effect on your body and mind! Rivers can affect mental health too!

Once you get home, look up facts about your local river, and learn its history. Get to know it! Maybe you can work up to paddling it! Once you learn about your local river, you can start to see why it’s important to keep Georgia’s rivers beautiful and clean: so people like you can go and enjoy them too! Make sure to document your river experience! Share with us on our social media or send us an email, and make sure to look and see if we feature you as a rockin’ river rat!

Georgia River Network Wants You to Know Your River

Live near the Broad River, Etowah River, or Chattahoochee River? Check out Georgia River Network’s guidebooks for these wonderful waterways! Filled with history, interesting facts, put-in & take-out points, and noteworthy spots along the river! You can get them here on our online store.

Make sure to reach out to us on social media, and let us know how you’re doing by tagging @GeorgiaRiverNetwork and using the hashtag #riverhealthy. You can also reach out to us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Be sure to sign up for our newsletters to see featured participants and stay up to date on what Georgia River Network is doing.