A wonderful Paddle on the Alapaha 2016-04-23

HWY 84 to Mayday. What a great day for a paddle! The current was moving us along nicely, about 12 miles in just under 4 hours. It is a very beautiful stretch of river, very wild, many birds could be heard in the forest canopy. cjm This was the Hotchkiss Road to Mayday Outing. More […]

Hotchkiss Road to Mayday, Alapaha River 2016-04-23

See the beautiful blackwater Alapaha River while it’s high, in the middle of the Alapaha River Water Trail, from Hotchkiss Road in Lanier County to Mayday in Echols County. Events: facebook or meetup. When: 8AM Saturday 23 April 2016 Put in: Hotchkiss Road in Lanier County, 30.93669, -83.0406 Take out: Mayday in Echols County, 30.82827, […]

Pictures: US 84 to Mayday, Alapaha River 2016-05-07

Waterfalls on the Alapaha River? Movie: Waterfall (786K), 30.8707800, -83.0226700 Two weeks after the WWALS outing from US 84 to Mayday, some of us who didn’t make that one paddled the same stretch. The earlier crew had smooth sailing. We had rapids and waterfalls, because the Alapaha River was feet lower on the Statenville USGS […]

WWALS Alapaha Quest starts Saturday, January 6th27th, 2018

Update 2018-01-19: First leg rescheduled again, due to low water, to become a hike to the Dead River Sink, still on January 27, 2018. Update 2018-01-01: The first leg of the Alapaha Quest is rescheduled to January 27, 2018! Follow this link for the revised details of that outing. Join us to explore the entire […]

Earth Day 2016, at VSU, on the Alapaha River, and worldwide

Noon to 3PM today, WWALS will be on the VSU front lawn with Students Against Violating the Environment (S.A.V.E.), celebrating Earth Day, recommending along with Waterkeeper Alliance: Keep it in the Ground, especially fracking for pipelines including Sabal Trail, and congratulating Lowndes County on progress on the new Naylor Boatramp and Valdosta on finally almost […]

Florida Campsites Ramp to SRSP, Withlacoochee River Paddle 2016-06-04

A rock field, many springs, and shoals add to the beautiful landscape of one of the finest stretches of River you may ever paddle! Mostly on the Withlacoochee River, plus just after Suwanoochee Spring, we turn left up the Suwannee River to Suwannee River State Park (SRSP). Will the chair still be there, on top […]

Three more Valdosta wastewater overflows 2016-03-28

Who thought it was a good idea for stormwater to go into Valdosta’s sanitary sewer system? Whoever it was, the current Valdosta Utilities, Engineering, and especially Stormwater Director have to deal with it, frequently. Maybe some of the upwards of $300 million Valdosta is spending on force main, new Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant, etc., will […]

Workshop at VSU, Outings, Movie, and Hike to the Suwannee River –WWALS to Lowndes County Commissioners

Following up on the invitation I gave them in person last week, I sent this to the Lowndes County Commissioners just now, addressed to all five voting Commissioners, the Chairman, and the County Clerk: Subject: Workshop at VSU, Outings, Movie, and Hike to the Suwannee River Dear Commissioners, Thanks again for the continued work on […]

4th Annual BIG Little River Paddle Race @ BLRPR16

Update 2016-03-05: Poster, flyer, registration form, and a way to pay online! 7AM Saturday May 21st at Reed Bingham State Park, it’s the annual fundraiser for WWALS and Friends of Reed Bingham, back again by popular demand (facebook event, meetup event): A fun event for good causes. This four mile downstream paddle on flatwater takes […]

Pictures: A lovely short Little River paddle on a warm winter day 2016-01-16

Gretchen said: “Oh, what a lovely short paddle on a warm winter day!” She’d rather be on the river than in an airplane, as you can see in these pictures she took of the WWALS outing from GA-122 in Lowndes County to Lawson Millpond Road in Brooks County yesterday, 16 January 2016. More outings and […]