Update 2018-02-10: It’s a Go!.
Join us to clean up and scout a chain of springs and sinks next to the Suwannee River. If it looks good, we may plan a bigger outing later in the year.
No boat required; we’re going by land.
This 5 Holes site exploration is immediately after the Organizing Committee meeting for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest; you can come to either or both.
When: 3PM, Saturday, February 10, 2018
Where: CR 141 Boat Ramp, aka Florida Campsites Ramp, in Suwannee River State Park.
GPS: 30.414, -83.159167
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members. For non-members, it is $10.00, per decision of the WWALS board at its 14 January 2018 meeting for all WWALS outings scheduled since then. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today! If you want to pay for membership or the outing at the site, please bring cash.
Photo by John S. Quarterman for WWALS, along with many more, from August 15, 2015.
Bring: swimming gear (suit, goggles, etc.), and a change of warm clothes. A rope wouldn’t hurt. Trash pickers and trash bags: this is a cleanup. Most of us do not plan to paddle, but if you want to, you can put in at the boat ramp and paddle upstream to 5 Holes; in that case bring the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit.
Shuttle: Five Holes is a little bit up SW 46th Avenue, so we will walk up from the boat ramp. We’re meeting at the boat ramp because there’s parking there. 5 Holes is on Suwannee River State Park (SRSP) land, and we do have permission for this outing, thanks to Park Manager Craig Liney.
Shuttle Distance: It’s maybe a couple thousand feet from the boat ramp to 5 Holes.
Shuttle duration: A few minutes.
Paddle Distance: None.
Paddle Duration: None.
Gauge: Nobles Ferry, although most any water level will work for this outing.
Host: Phil Hubbard.
Contact: Phil Hubbard.
Backup: in case of high or low water is: none. This is a scouting expedition.
More: For more outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar.
Thanks so Scotti Jay for suggesting this one.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!