River Groups & Resources


Who We Are

Thank you for your interest in Georgia River Network. Founded in 1998, Georgia River Network fights to ensure a clean water legacy in Georgia by engaging and empowering individuals and groups to protect and restore our rivers from the mountains to the coast. 

We inspire people to protect Georgia’s rivers by first connecting them with our rivers through Georgia River Network’s Paddle Georgia trips, river user guide tools and resources, water trail development program and more. 

Throughout our history, we have supported the start up of new river conservation and water trail groups in Georgia and created Paddle Georgia, the nation’s largest week-long canoe/kayak camping adventure that has introduced more than 5,000 people to the state’s rivers and raised more than $500,000 for river protection throughout Georgia.  

What We Do

We provide invaluable recreational materials, including our soon-to-be-released Georgia River Guide app and our river user guide book series published through UGA Press, so paddlers, swimmers and anglers can safely enjoy the state’s waterways. In addition to resources and tools, we provide technical assistance to local stakeholders looking to develop water trails on their local waterways, expanding access to rivers across the state through our Georgia Water Trail Network program.

Georgia River Network also serves a leadership role in the Georgia Water Coalition, Georgia Outdoor Recreation Coalition and Okefenokee Protection Alliance.

Our culture is collaborative, hard-working, and impact and results driven. We believe in planning for our future and working our plans. We provide our staff with competitive salaries, a generous vacation policy, medical, vision, and life insurance, and a matching 401K retirement plan. 

As positions with Georgia River Network and river groups across the southeast become available, they will be listed below.

Georgia River Network Internships

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  • Graphic Design Intern
  • GIS Georgia Water Trails Mapping Intern
  • Social Media Intern
  • Web Design Intern
  • Water Trails and Community Programs Intern
  • Fundraising Intern
  • Administrative Assistance Intern
  • Georgia Water Coalition Communications and Event Planning Intern
  • Georgia River Network Program Intern

Paddle Georgia Internships or Volunteer Positions

Southeast Job Announcements

Georgia River Network

126 South Milledge Avenue, Suite E3, Athens, Georgia 30605 | (706) 549-4508 (phone) | info@garivers.org