Full Snow Moon Paddle, Banks Lake, 2019-02-19

Join us to see the full moon rise over Banks Lake. Sunsets are spectacular on the lake. Please plan to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to prep your boat so that we can be on the water no later than 5:45 p.m. We will enjoy the view while paddling through the cypress trees before it gets dark while we look for birds, gators and bats. The sun sets 6:23 p.m. and the moon rises 6:39 p.m.

When: Gather 5:30 PM, Launch 5:45 PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635, in Lanier County.

GPS: 31.034824, -83.096725

Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp

Bring: the a light for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow stick, head lamp, or flashlight), and bring a rope for your boat. You must wear a PFD. A whistle is not required, but it’s a good idea in the dark. Dress for cold weather, the temperature drops quickly after the sun sets. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.

Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!

Event: facebook, meetup

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Duration: 2 hours

Shuttle distance: none

Shuttle duration: none

Paddle distance: 3.5 miles

Paddle duration: 2 hours

Host: Shirley Kokidko

Contact: Shirley Kokidko

Backup: there is none. If the weather is too bad for Banks Lake, it’s too bad for anywhere.

More Full Moons: Here are all the full moons for this year:

WeekdayDate Name Sunset MoonriseEtc.
Monday January 21, 2019 Wolf 5:59 p.m. 6:45 p.m.
Tuesday February 19, 2019 Snow 6:23 p.m. 6:39 p.m.
Wednesday March 20, 2019
March 19 alternate date
Worm 7:44 p.m. 7:23 p.m. Spring Equinox
Friday April 19, 2019 Pink 8:03 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday May 18, 2019 Flower 8:23 p.m. 8:20 p.m.
Monday June 17, 2019 Strawberry 8:38 p.m. 9:06 p.m. 4 days before Summer Solstice
Tuesday July 16, 2019 Buck 8:37 p.m. 8:41 p.m.
Thursday August 15, 2019 Sturgeon 8:15 p.m. 8:41 p.m.
Saturday September 14, 2019 Corn 7:40 p.m. 8:19 p.m. 9 days before Fall Equinox
Sunday October 13, 2019 Hunter’s 7:04 p.m. 7:22 p.m.
Tuesday November 12, 2019 Beaver 5:37 p.m. 6:02 p.m.
Thursday December 12, 2019 Cold 5:32 p.m. 6:10 p.m. 9 days before Winter Solstice

Monthly: The WWALS Outings Committee will hold a full moon paddle at each of these dates, provided that one of their number signs up to lead the paddle two weeks in advance.

Levels: We heard Banks Lake would be drawn down in late 2018 and early 2019, but then the rains came long and hard, and that didn’t happen.

More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar or the WWALS outings and events web page. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!

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