Outings and Events

Here’s a spreadsheet of WWALS (and other) outings and events. It’s updated frequently. Acronyms are explained below the spreadsheet.

See it in its native google sheets form, and presented in web form below.

Upcoming events are also listed in the WWALS calendar and the outings spreadsheet and f acebook events and meetups.

Date
Name
River (or creek or lake or pond or swamp or watershed)
Time
Category (Outing, Event, etc.)
Sponsor (WWALS, other)
Blueway (ARWT, WRWT, other)
Put In
Take Out
Latitude
Longitude
Host
Contact
Description
Backup
Announcement (URL)
Report
Duration
Shuttle Distance
Shuttle Duration
Paddle Distance
Paddle Duration
Boats
Paddlers
Water Level
Gauge
Level Comments
Features
Flora
Invasive species
Fauna
Water Quality Tests
Buffers
Assessment
Photo
Photoset
Photoset2
Photoset3
Photoset4
2018-01-06Alapaha Quest Sheboggy Landing to GA 135 LandingAlapaha River7:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTSheboggy LandingGa 13531.386278-83.191611Phil HubbardPhil HubbardAlapaha Quest Outing #1Next doable segment downstreamhttp://wwals.net/2017/11/05/sheboggy-to-ga-135-alapaha-quest-2017-01-06/10 Hours15 Miles one-way0:35:0018.8 miles9 HoursUS 82
2017-12-10Okefenokee OutingSuwannee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GA30.8282-82.361Phil HubbardPhil HubbardPaddle upstream to Minnie's Lake and back. Paddle destination may be modified if needed due to water levels.http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/02/okefenokee-suwannee-river-outing-2017-12-10/3-5 HoursNANA3-5 hoursFargo
2017-11-11Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFestivalAlapaha Station CelebrationARWTAlapaha Station, 245 NE Railroad St, Alapaha, GeorgiaGretchen QuartermanGretchenFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/09/wwals-at-alapaha-station-celebration-2017-11-11/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/posts/17060351194086838 hoursNA
2017-11-11Bonue Paddle to Spook BridgeWithlacoochee1:00:00 PMOutingWWALSWLRWTUS 84 LandingUS 84 Landing30.793608-83.451435Phil HubbardPhil HubbardShort paddle down to Spook Bridge and Wade Springs and whatever else we can find and what water level will allow. Then up stream to the Sable Trail crossing which may resort to a hike.No Backuphttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/07/bonus-paddle-to-spook-bridge-on-withlacoochee-river-2017-11-11/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/13/hike-spook-bridge-2017-11-11/1-2 HoursNANA1-2 miles1.-2 HoursWithlacoochee US-84 Quitman, 02318500
2017-11-11One Mile Branch CleanupOne Mile Branch10:00:00 AMClean up/OutingWWALSWLRWTVSU COREDan Phillips and Scotti JayRiver Cleanuphttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/04/one-mile-branch-cleanup-valdosta-ga-2017-11-11/http://wwals.net/2017/11/12/one-mile-branch-cleanup-2017-11-11/2 - 3 HoursNANA
2017-10-29Suwannee HulaweenSuwannee River9:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/
2017-10-28Suwannee HulaweenSuwannee River9:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/
2017-10-27Suwannee HulaweenSuwannee River12:00:00 PMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wwals-at-suwannee-hulaween-2017-10-27-29/
2017-10-22WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll2:00:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAllWooden Nickel, Inner Perimeter, Valdosta, GAJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanBoard Meetinghttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/20/agenda-wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-2017-10-22/
2017-10-21Brooks County Skillet FestivalWithlacoochee River9:00:00 AMFestivalBrooks County Skillet FestivalWLRWTBrooks County CourthouseGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/18/wwals-at-brooks-county-skillet-festival-2017-10-21/
2017-10-14Nankin to Madison HighwayWithlacoochee 9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTNankin boat rampMadison Hwy Boat Ramp30.67519-83.39414Dan Phillips and Scotti JayTom Potter9.1 mile paddleGrasy Pondhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/07/29/nankin-landing-to-madison-highway-withlacoochee-river-2017-10-14/6.5 hrs9.3 Miles One way12 minutes One way9.1 mile6.5hrsU,S. 84
2017-10-17WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2017-10-16WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2017-10-15WKA Gulf SA RetreatAll5:00:00 PMConferenceWKAAllCamp McDowell, Nauvoo, AlabamaJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quarterman
2017-10-15Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-14Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-13Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-12Suwannee River Roots RevivalSuwannee River11:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/28/wwals-suwannee-roots-revival-2017-10-12-15/
2017-10-07Hahira HoneybeeLittle/Withlacoochee9:00:00 AMFestivalHahira HoneybeeWLRWTHahira Gretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/27/wwals-hahira-honeybee-festival-2017-10-06-7/
2017-10-01Rivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup Alapaha2:00:00 PMClean up/OutingWWALSARWTPafford Landing, LakelandPafford Landing31.04301-83.04256Phil HubbardPhil HubbardRivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup on the enchanting Alapaha River at Pafford Landing, Lakeland Ga with optional upstream and back paddle to followhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/25/rescheduled-rivers-alive-cleanup-and-paddle-outing-alapaha-river-2017-10-01/2-4 hoursN/AN/A3-6 miles2-3 HoursAlapaha  02316000;  Statenville 02317500Canceled due to impending Hurricane Irma
2017-09-30Berrien Harvest DaysAlapaha9:00:00 AMFestivalNashville Main StreetARWTCourthouse square, Nashville GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/24/wwals-at-berrien-county-harvest-festival-2017-09-30/7 hours1 hours setup
2017-09-23Solar Rocks for EquinoxSuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalSuwannee St. Johns Sierra ClubSuwanneeFort White FLGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/21/agenda-solar-rocks-for-the-equinox-suwannee-riverkeeper-will-be-speaking/8 hours2 hours setup
2017-09-21SGRC Regional Plan Update WorkshopAll9:30:00 AMConferenceSGRCAllSGRC, 327 W Savannah Ave, Valdosta, GA 31601SGRCSGRCRegional plan update workshophttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/12/rescheduled-valdosta-workshop-2018-5-year-update-sgrc-regional-plan-2017-09-21/3 hoursn.a.n.a.
2017-09-16South Georgia Pride FestivalWithlacoochee12:00:00 PMFestivalSouth Georgia PrideWLRWTSaunders Park ValdostaGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/14/wwals-at-south-georgia-pride-saturday-2017-09-16/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/27/pictures-wwals-south-georgia-pride-2017-09-16/
2017-09-10Rivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup Alapaha2:00:00 PMClean up/OutingWWALSARWTPafford Landing, LakelandPafford Landing31.04301-83.04256Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstRivers Alive / Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup on the enchanting Alapaha River at Pafford Landing, Lakeland Ga with optional upstream and back paddle to followhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/07/26/rivers-alive-cleanup-and-paddle-outing-alapaha-river-2017-09-10/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/08/canceled-paffords-landing-cleanup-due-to-hurricane-irma-2019-09-08/2-4 hoursN/AN/A3-6 miles2-3 HoursAlapaha  02316000;  Statenville 02317500Canceled due to impending Hurricane Irma
2017-09-07Not so Fast, Sabal Trail!All6:30:00 PMConferenceWWALSAllLive Oak Woman's ClubEileen BoxJohn S. Quartermanhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/31/not-so-fast-sabal-trail-suwannee-and-flint-riverkeepers-in-live-oak-2017-09-07/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/02/videos-not-so-fast-sabal-trail-suwannee-and-flint-riverkeepers-in-live-oak-2017-09-07/2 hoursN.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.
2017-09-01Southwings Phosphate mine site overflightNew, Santa Fe9:00:00 AMOverflightWWALS?Lake City, FL AirportsameJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSee state of proposed HPS II phosphate mine site in Union and Bradford Counties, Floridahttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/17/wwals-over-phosphate-mine-site-union-and-bradford-counties-fl-2019-09-01/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/09/17/wwals-over-phosphate-mine-site-union-and-bradford-counties-fl-2019-09-01/4 hours
2017-08-31Learning in RetirementWithlacoochee10:00:00 AMConferenceVSUWLRWTVSU Continuing Education, 903 N Patterson St, Valdosta, Georgia 31698Learning in RetirementGretchen QuartermanLearning in Retirement Classhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/27/wwals-at-vsu-learning-in-retirement-2017-08-31/
2017-08-24VSU HappeningWithlacoochee1:00:00 PMFestivalVSUWLRWTVSU Campus ValdostaGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/23/wwals-at-vsu-happening-information-festival-2017-08-24/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/25/wwals-at-the-happening-at-vsu-2017-08-24/http://wwals.net/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/08/cd7f257658b41c5999a511897a21b6e6.jpghttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/25/wwals-at-the-happening-at-vsu-2017-08-24/
2017-08-24SGRC Regional Plan Update KickoffAll11:00:00 AMConferenceSGRCAllCity of Pearson Sports Complex and Civic Center, 786 Austin Ave East, Pearson, GASGRCSGRCRegional plan updatehttp://wwals.net/blog/2017/08/23/2018-5-year-update-of-sgrc-regional-plan-kick-off-2017-08-24/
2017-08-13Gibson Park Ramp to Road 141 RampSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTGibson Park RampRoad 141 Ramp30.43766-83.09349Phil HubbardPhil HubbardA pleasant just over 5 mile Sunday paddle on the Suwannee River as we take a short upstream paddle to the Alapaha River Rise.  Then enjoy the river's current downstream past the Alapaha River confluence (if there is flow) to County Road 141 Ramp.  TBAhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/28/gibson-park-to-cr-141-suwannee-river-2017-08-13/4-5 Hours13 miles (one way)18 minutes (one way)5.5 miles3-4 hoursWhite Springs 02315500
2017-07-10Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-09Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-09Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-08Waterkeeper ConferenceAll8:00:00 AMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-07-08Banks Lake Full Moon PaddleBanks Lake8:00:00 PMOutingWWALSBanks Lake Ramp at Ga-122Banks Lake Ramp at Ga-12231.03492-83.09619Phil HubbardPhil HubbardPaddle the scenic Banks Lake as the setting sun enhances it beauty as the full moon sheds a bit of light on its night time mysteries.Nonehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/13/banks-lake-full-moon-paddle-2017-07-08/2-4 hoursNoneNoneFree rein2-4 hours19None
2017-07-07Waterkeeper ConferenceAll6:00:00 PMConferenceWKAAllPark City, UtahWKAWKAAnnual Waterkeeper Alliance Conferencehttp://waterkeeper.org/2017-annual-conference/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/09/same-day-ferc-lets-sabal-trail-turn-on-gas-waterkeeper-alliance-passes-resolution-to-oppose-ferc-2017-06-09/
2017-06-24Sullivan Launch to Madison Blue SpringsWithlacoochee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTSullivan Launch Madison Blue Springs30.59573-83.25991Phil HubbardPhil HubbardPaddle to one of the most beautiful springs on the Withlacoocheehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/07/sullivan-launch-to-madison-blue-springs-withlacoochee-river-2017-06-24/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/26/a-fine-day-on-the-withlacoochee-river-from-sullivan-landing-to-madison-blue-spring-2017-06-24/6.5 Hours16 Miles 9one way)20 Minutes (one way) 50 Minutes total10.2 Miles5.5 Hours1943 ' MadisonPinetta 02319000  Madison 02319300
2017-06-17WiLFestSuwannee River6:00:00 PMConferenceWiLFestSRWT Civic Media Center, 433 S Main St, Gainesville, Florida 32601Matt BarkerMatt Barkerhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/17/wilfest-gainesville-fl-2017-06-17/
2017-06-10Ft Macomb to Ivey Memorial ParkSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTFt Macomb RampIvey Memorial Park Ramp30.04633-83.03667Phil HubbardPhil HubbardWWALS First Outing on the Lower Suwanneehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/04/ft-macomb-to-ivey-memorial-park-suwannee-river-2017-06-10/6 Hours7.6 Miles (one way)12 Minutes (one way) 30 Minutes total10 Miles5 HoursBranford 02320500
2017-05-24Southern Company Stockholder MeetingAll10:00:00 AMConferenceSouthern CompanyAllThe Lodge, Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GANATom FanningSouthern Companyhttp://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/2017/03/southern-company-shareholder-meeting-renewables-more-than-doubled-in-one-year-2017-05-24.htmlhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/06/30/video-will-you-lead-to-sun-and-wind-power-john-s-quarterman-to-tom-fanning-ceo-at-southern-company-stockholder-meeting-2017-05-24/
2017-05-20Suwannee River Wayside Park (White Springs) to Blue Sink LaunchSuwannee9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTSuwannee River Wayside Park RampSwift Creek Launch30.32662-82.7402Phil HubbardPhil HubbardBeautiful 8.4 Mile downstream paddle on the historic Suwannee RiverHike Big Shoalshttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/20/white-springs-to-blue-sink-suwannee-river-2017-05-20/5 Hours7 Miles ( one way )16 Minutes ( one way )   40 Minutes Total8.4 miles4 HoursWhite Springs 02315500Empty is 49 NAVD; flood 76 NAVD.
2017-05-09Sparkleberry FNPSSuwannee6:30:00 PMConferenceSparkleberry Florida Native Plant SocietyAllHatch Park, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008Helen WhitleyGretchen QuartermanGretchen will speak about WWALS and jsq about recent advocacyhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/24/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/http://www.wwals.net/2017/06/01/videos-suwannee-riverkeeper-at-sparkleberry-florida-native-plant-society-in-branford-2017-05-09/
2017-05-04GA-EPD Hearing about Coal Plant MitchellAll7:00:00 PMHearingFlint RiverkeeperAllAlbany Technical College, Kirkland Conference Center, 1704 S. Slappey Blvd., Albany, GA 31701NAFlint RiverkeeperFlint Riverkeeperhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/04/28/coal-plant-public-hearing-in-albany-ga-2017-05-04/http://www.wwals.net/2017/05/07/videos-coal-plant-public-hearing-in-albany-ga-2017-05-04/
2017-04-29BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle8:00:00 AMfundraiser/paddle raceWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West)Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstAnnual Fundraiserhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/30/5th-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-with-grilling-and-silent-auction-2017-04-29/
2017-04-28River Celebration Awards CeremonyAll7:00 PMConferenceGeorgia River NetworkAllLittle Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, GANAGRNGRNWWALS was awarded the River Group of the Yearhttp://garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/weekend-for-rivers.htmlhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/05/10/wwals-is-grn-watershed-group-of-the-year-2017/
2017-04-28Partner Meeting, Georgia Water CoalitionAll9:00 AMConferenceGeorgia Water CoalitionAllLittle Ocmulgee State Park, Helena, GANAGWCGWChttp://garivers.org/2012-04-17-22-59-07/weekend-for-rivers.html
2017-04-22A Day in the WoodsAlapaha1:00 PMFestivalGaskins Forest Education CenterARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellHeather BrasellAnnual woods and river educational eventhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/a-day-in-the-woods-berrien-county-ga-2017-02-22/
2017-04-22Wanee Music FestivalSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/12 hours
2017-04-21Wanee Music FestivalSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/12 hours
2017-04-20Wanee Music FesitivalSuwannee8:00 AMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/12 hourshttps://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/04/86a134eb28e96bf6025e5de7bcafe858.jpg?resize=600%2C749http://www.wwals.net/2017/04/20/morgan-murray-collier-county-waterkeeper-harrison-langley-wwals-science-committee-chair-tom-potter-suwannee-riverkeeper-john-s-quarterman/
2017-04-19Wanee Music FesitivalSuwannee2:30 PMFestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/4 hourshttps://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/04/20170419_140643.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/04/19/wwals-at-wanee/
2017-04-19Wanee Wednesday Happy HourSuwannee5PM?FestivalWaneeSRWTWaneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/28/videos-wwals-at-wanee-2017-04-20-22/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/10/04/wanee-wednesday-2017-04-19/2 hours?
2017-04-07Kiwanis of ValdostaAll6:00:00 PMConferenceKiwanisAllMama Junes RestaurantKiwanisGretchen QuartermanAbout WWALS at a service clubhttp://wwals.net/2017/04/24/gretchen-quarterman-about-wwals-at-kiwanis-2017-04-07/
http://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/04/2c5422a403c55093772b5d3aa4a97cca.jpghttp://wwals.net/2017/04/24/gretchen-quarterman-about-wwals-at-kiwanis-2017-04-07/
2017-04-02Cousins on the AlapahaAlapaha12:30:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTHotchkiss RoadUS 84John S. QuartermanGretchen QuartermanA brief paddle for some visitors from Oregonhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/08/09/alapaha-river-hotchkiss-road-to-us-84-2017-04-02/1.5 hours1.8 miles10 minutes each way1.14 miles1 hour2 boats, 4 paddlers2.9/79Statenvillevery niceall nativenonealmost nonegoodOKNice brief paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/08/44cec97b78d73eb7718404dd301c5050.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2017/08/09/alapaha-river-hotchkiss-road-to-us-84-2017-04-02/
2017-03-25Little River FestLittleFestivalReed Bingham State ParkWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quarterman
2017-03-26Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/last-day-at-suwannee-spring-reunion/https://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/03/20170326_105823.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/last-day-at-suwannee-spring-reunion/
2017-03-25Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/wwals-at-suwannee-river-reunion-2017-03-25/https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/03/bc09eb36382b058d8f574473413779bf.jpg?zoom=2.0999999046325684&resize=578%2C433http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/26/wwals-at-suwannee-river-reunion-2017-03-25/
2017-03-24Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/suwannee-river-2/https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/03/20170323_193922.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/suwannee-river-2/
2017-03-23Suwannee Spring ReunionSuwannee10:00:00 AMFestivalSoSMPSRWTSoSMPJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/16/wwals-at-suwannee-spring-reunion-at-the-music-park-2017-03-23-25/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/at-suwannee-spring-reunion/https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img/2017/03/20170323_153549.jpg?zoom=2&resize=1024%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/23/at-suwannee-spring-reunion/
2017-03-18Fargo Ramp to Roline LaunchSuwannee River7:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTFargo RampRoline Launch30.68297-82.56105Phil HubbardPhil HubbardLong downstream paddle of the historic Suwannee RiverBilly’s Lake in the Okefenokee Swamp near Fargo, GA; same day and timehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/12/26/fargo-to-roline-suwannee-river-2017-03-18/10 Hours15 Miles one way1 Hour19 miles9 hours (possibly shorter depending on river flow)US441 @ Fargo
2017-03-12Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch9:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/06/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2017-03-11-12/7 hoursFestival closed due to rain on Sunday.http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3859.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2017-03-11Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch9:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/03/06/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2017-03-11-12/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/11/azalea-festival-what-does-wwals-do/8 hoursGreat time + 1.5 new memberships and a long signup list.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3841.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2017-02-20Cooperative Coalition for ChangeAll6:45:00 PMConferenceCooperative Coalition for ChangeAllOrlando, FLAlaina MarshallAlaina Marshall
2017-02-11Berrien Beach to Lanier Park RampAlapaha River7:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTBerrien Beach Launch at GA 168Lanier Park Ramp31.15907-83.04555Phil HubbardPhil Hubbard16.5 mile downstream paddle in hopefully fast waterBanks Lake, west of Lakeland on GA 122, same timehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/12/22/ga-168-berrien-beach-to-ga-122-lakeland-alapaha-river-outing-2017-02-11/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/13/berrien-beach-landing-ga-168-to-lakeland-ga-122-wwals-outing-2017-02-11/9 Hours10 miles one way30 Minutes16.5 Miles8 hours (possibly shorter depending on river flow)Alapaha, Ga. Statenville, Ga.
2017-01-28Walk for Water, Speak for SpringsAll10:30:00 AMConferenceOSFRAll11012 Williams St, Dunnellon, FL 34432-8319NAOSFROSFRhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/25/walk-for-water-speak-for-the-springs-2017-01-28/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/14/videos-walk-for-water-speak-for-springs-dunnellon-fl-2017-01-28/3 house
2017-01-23Hold Regulatory Agencies Accountable for Sabal Trail and FSC fracked gas pipelinesAll12:00:00 PMConferenceReThink Energy FloridaAllSteps of old statehouse, Tallahassee, FLShannon LarsenShannon Larsenhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/20/tallahassee-hold-regulatory-agencies-accountable-for-sabal-trail-and-fsc-fracked-gas-pipelines-2017-01-23/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/videos-tallahassee-hold-regulatory-agencies-accountable-for-sabal-trail-and-fsc-fracked-gas-pipelines-2017-01-23/3 hoursnonenonenonenone
2017-01-14Suwannee Campsites to State ParkSuwannee River10:30:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTCR 141 RampSRSP TrampPhil HubbardPhil HubbardThe other outing the same day: Cook County Landing to Folsom Bridgehttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/06/suwannee-campsites-to-state-park-2016-01-14/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/15/pictures-and-video-suwannee-river-outing-and-protest-2017-01-14/4 hours6 miles one way20 minutes one way2.7 miles3 hours (depending on how long at pipeline crossing)Suwannee River at Ellaville http://water.weather.gov/ahps2/hydrograph.php?wfo=tae&gage=ellf1https://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/01/722058b5a47ee480efefe9b9d185192a.jpg?w=300http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/15/pictures-and-video-suwannee-river-outing-and-protest-2017-01-14/https://lynne-buchanan.squarespace.com/blog/2017/1/15/the-suwannee-river-paddle-organized-by-the-suwannee-riverkeeper-in-conjunction-with-the-mass-civil-disobedience-event-at-suwannee-river-state-park-on-january-14-2017https://www.facebook.com/lynne.berggren.9/posts/10212053592477180?pnref=story
2017-01-14Cook County Landing to Folsom BridgeLittle River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTCook County Landing (GA 76)Folsom Bridge (GA 122)Dan ColemanDan ColemanReed Bingham State Park, same timehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/11/14/cook-county-landing-ga-76-to-folsom-bridge-ga-122-little-river-2016-01-14/https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16113896_1393774130634785_7613453523102828800_n.jpg?oh=d3b7a6558d51fd26ae5c9f546755258a&oe=591492CDhttps://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1393717657307099.1073741940.100000066335681&type=3https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1769770310010100&id=100009314438241
2017-01-12Rivers against Sabal Trail in Live OakSuwannee River7:00:00 PMConferenceWWALSSRWTLive Oak Women's ClubEileen BoxJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/04/rivers-against-sabal-trail-in-live-oak-suwannee-riverkeeper/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/13/videos-rivers-against-sabal-trail-in-live-oak-suwannee-riverkeeper/2 hoursn.a.n.a.n.a.n.a.125 attendeesn.a.
2017-01-12WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingSuwannee River6:00:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSallLive Oak Woman's ClubJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/12/agenda-wwals-quarterly-board-meeting-live-oak-fl-2017-01-12/2 hours
2017-01-09Hahira Historical SocietyLittle River7:00:00 PMConferenceHahira HistoricalWLRWTHahira Historical SocietyHahira Historical SocietyGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2017/01/08/suwannee-riverkeeper-at-hahira-historical-society-2017-01-09/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/20/videos-suwannee-riverkeeper-at-hahira-historical-society-2017-01-09/2 hours
2016-12-10Okefenokee OutingSuwannee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTStephen C. Foster State Park, Fargo, GABret WagenhorstPhil HubbardPaddle upstream to Billy’s Island and back.http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/19/okefenokee-outing-fargo-ga-2016-12-10/http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/wwals-okefenokee-billys-island-outing-2016-12-10/some hydrylla https://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2017/02/e6af0abeb509b72b2af95c8b4b69d5ad.jpg?w=300http://www.wwals.net/2017/02/05/wwals-okefenokee-billys-island-outing-2016-12-10/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1359962257349306.1073741939.100000066335681&type=3
2016-11-19Pioneer DaySuwannee River10:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/Satilla RiverkeeperSRWTFolkston, GASatilla RiverkeeperGretchen QuartermanHeritage Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/11/18/wwals-with-satilla-riverkeeper-at-okefenokee-pioneer-day-festival-2016-11-19/http://www.wwals.net/2016/11/22/pictures-pioneer-day-okefenokee-nwr-2016-11-19/7 hours
2016-11-12Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALSGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/11/07/wwals-at-alapaha-station-celebration-2016-11-12/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/11/09/pictures-wwals-at-alapaha-station-celebration-2016-11-12/8 hours
2016-11-06Hike to Dead River SinkAlapaha10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWT meet at Jennings Bluff LaunchDennis PriceChris Mericle Approximately 3 mile hikeLime Run Spring Trail at Suwannee River State parkhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/31/hike-to-dead-river-sink-from-alapaha-river-2016-11-06/http://wwals.net/blog/2016/11/12/pictures-alapaha-and-dead-river-sinks-2016-11-06/2-3 hrs
2016-10-29Trunk or TreatLittle1:00:00 PMFestivalWWALS/Reed BinghamWLRWTGretchen QuartermanGretchen Quartermanhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/28/wwals-at-reed-bingham-fall-festival-2016-10-29/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/30/wwals-and-children-at-trunk-or-treat-at-reed-bingham-state-park-2016-10-29/4 hours
2016/10/16Roots Revival SundaySuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/SRMPSuwanneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/12/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-this-week/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/16/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-2016-10-15/3 days
2016/10/15Roots Revival SaturdaySuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/SRMPSuwanneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/12/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-this-week/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/16/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-2016-10-15/3 days
2016/10/14Roots Revival FridaySuwannee9:00:00 AMFestivalWWALS/SRMPSuwanneeGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanMusic Festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/10/12/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-this-week/http://www.wwals.net/2016/10/16/wwals-at-suwannee-river-roots-revival-2016-10-15/3 days
2016-10-09Madison Highway to Sullivan LaunchWithlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTMadison HighwaySullivan LaunchChris MericleChris Mericle5.3 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/08/state-line-to-sullivan-launch-withlacoochee-river-2016-10-09/3 hours6 miles30 minutes5.3 miles6.45Pinettahttps://www.facebook.com/juliebowland/posts/10157511704705640
2016-09-17South Georgia Pride FestivalWithlacoochee12:00:00 PMFestivalWWALSWLRWTSaunders ParkGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanFestival Boothhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/15/wwals-at-south-georgia-pride-saturday-2016-09-17/6 hours
2016-09-17Protect Withlacoochee River from Sabal TrailWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTUS 84John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanStand on bridge or paddle a thousand feet upstream.http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/14/protect-withlacoochee-river-from-sabal-trail-us-84-2016-09-17/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/17/at-the-withlacoochee-river-brooks-lowndes-co-ga-line-just-downstream-of-sabal-trails-proposed-crossing/1 hour0 miles1000 feet1 hour
2016-09-13No DAPL, No Sabal TrailSuwannee River5:30:00 PMOutingWWALSSRWTCR 143 Boat RampPhil HubbardJohn S. QuartermanWalk or paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/10/protest-sabal-trail-at-suwannee-river-crossing-2016-09-13/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/14/nodapl-nosabaltrail-suwannee-river-state-park-2016-09-13/2 hoursn.a.
2016-09-10Rivers-Alive Cleanup at Berrien Beach launchAlapaha4:00:00 PMoutingWWALSARWTBerrien Beach Launch at GA 168Bret Wagenhorst Bret Wagenhorst Cleanup http://www.wwals.net/2016/07/03/rivers-alive-cleanup-at-berrien-beach-launch-2016-09-10/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/12/successful-cleanup-at-berrien-beach-on-the-alapaha-river-2016-09-10/1.5 hrshttp://www.l-a-k-e.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/81ff5e7941389865229311b6c0d2b9b4.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/12/successful-cleanup-at-berrien-beach-on-the-alapaha-river-2016-09-10/
2016-09-03Redoux Suwannee River Roline to Cypress CreekSuwannee10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTRoline Launch Cypress Creek LaunchPhil HubbardPhil Hubbard7.5 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/26/redoux-suwannee-river-roline-to-cypress-creek-2016-09-03/http://www.wwals.net/2017/01/01/redoux-suwannee-river-roline-to-cypress-creek/4 hours4 miles15 minutes7.5 miles
2016-08-24The HappeningOne Mile Branch12:00:00 PMFestivalWWALS/SAVEWLRWTVSU front lawnSAVEGretchen QuartermanWelcome to VSU festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/08/24/wwals-at-the-happening-at-vsu-tomorrow-august-25th-2016/4 hoursna
2016-08-13Roline to Cypress CreekSuwannee8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSSRWTRoline Launch Cypress Creek LaunchChris Mericle Chris Mericle 7.5 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/06/08/roline-to-cypress-creek-suwannee-river-2016-08-13/4 hrs4 miles15 minutes7.5 miles
2016-07-17Free Trade and Pipelines or Clean Energy Revolution?Webinar7:30:00 PMWebinarTrade Justice AllianceAllN.A.Harriet HeywoodHarriet Heywoodhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/07/11/webinar-tpp-pipelines-vs-clean-solar-and-wind-power-2016-07-17/1 hour
2016-07-10GA 76 to GA 122Little River9:20:00 AMScoutingWWALSWLRWTCook County Landing @ GA 76Hagan Bridge Landing @ GA 122John S. QuartermanPhil Hubbard6 mile paddle and boat dragginghttp://www.wwals.net/2016/09/26/little-river-scouting-2016-07-10/http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/26/little-river-scouting-2016-07-10/5 hours6 miles30 minutes5.9 miles4.5 hours23.71 feetGA 122 Little River Gage4.2 would be better for paddlingWalked 4 miles dragging boatsLots of native speciesOne spot of Japanese climbing fernTwo white ibis, many fish (catfish, bass, bream)Mostly goodWould be better with half a foot more waterhttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/09/acd4102edc938f953c913ec48c58fda3.jpg?zoom=2&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/09/26/little-river-scouting-2016-07-10/
2016-07-09Nankin to Madison HighwayWithlacoochee 8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSWLRWTNankin boat rampMadison Hwy Boat RampChris Mericle Chris Mericle 9.1 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/05/06/nankin-to-madison-highway-withlacoochee-river-2016-07-09/http://wwals.net/blog/2017/02/28/pictures-mcintyre-and-arnold-springs-nankin-to-madison-hwy-withlacoochee-river-2016-07-09/6.5 hrs30 minutes9.1 mile6.5hrs16/161.75 (85.25)U,S. 84Lowest level to paddle over most shoals, had to drag boats over several shoalsNumerous shoals, 2 springs- McIntyre and ArnoldPink swamp mallow, trumpet vineChamber bitter and Japanese climbing fernWhite Ibis, Litte Blue Heron, Kingfisher, Pileated Woodpecker, Great Egret, Red Shouldered Hawk, Bowfin, Mullet, Alligator Large area (several miles long) along the west bank cleared to the bank for planted pines. Several homes right on the rivers edge.Very nice paddle. Springs and shoals made for an interesting trip. Had 6 newcomers on the outing.
2016-06-22Dead River Dye TestDead River Sink11:00:00 AMScienceSRWMDARWTDead RiverSameSRWMDSRWMDBriht green dye to see where it comes back uphttp://wwals.net/blog/2016/06/17/dye-test-in-dead-river-sink-on-alapaha-river/http://wwals.net/blog/2016/06/22/where-to-look-for-dye-from-alapaha-dye-test/Dye came bac up several days later in Suwannee Rise and Holton Creek Risehttp://wwals.net/blog/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/06/8e5340c9bb5d8a32541915be5b8f8e47.jpghttp://wwals.net/blog/2016/06/22/where-to-look-for-dye-from-alapaha-dye-test/
2016-06-04Florida Campsites to SRSPWithlacoochee7:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTFlorida Campsites RampSRSPChris Mericle Chris Mericle 13.3 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/04/07/florida-campsites-ramp-to-srsp-withlacoochee-river-paddle-2016-06-04/http://www.wwals.net/2016/06/04/a-great-day-on-the-withlacoochee/8.5 hoursapprox. 18 miles45 minutes 13.3 miles6 hours19/2241.6Madison Blue Springvery nice level, able to float over shoalsTupelo spotted just north of HWY 6 bridgedeer, little blue heron, bass, bream, mulletWonderful paddle. Water very clear. Good turnout http://www.wwals.net/2016/06/04/a-great-day-on-the-withlacoochee/
2016-05-21BIG Little River Paddle RaceLittle7:00:00 AMfundraiser/paddle raceWWALS and FORBWLRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham SP (West)Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorsthttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/fourth-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/http://www.wwals.net/2016/05/30/winners-of-the-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/https://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/05/be9cf261ab511ed41b138ef87afff908.jpg?w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/05/30/winners-of-the-big-little-river-paddle-race-2016-05-21/https://www.facebook.com/events/158760381164643/permalink/238018329905514/https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1177377538941113.1073741912.100000066335681&type=3https://www.facebook.com/gretchen.quarterman/media_set?set=a.1177377538941113.1073741912.100000066335681&type=3
2016-04-23A Day in the WoodsAlapaha1:00:00 PMFestivalGaskins Forest Education CenterARWTGaskins Forest Education CentersameHeather GaskinsDave HetzelAnnual woods and river festivalhttp://gnps.org/a-day-in-the-woods/3 hoursDave said it went well
2016-04-23Hotchkiss Road to MaydayAlapaha8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTHotchkiss RoadMaydayChris MericleChris Mericle12.7 mile paddle approx 7 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2016/01/11/hotchkiss-road-to-mayday-alapaha-river-2016-04-23/Hotchkiss road was washed out, put in at Naylor park property. Cut about .5 mile off of the trip30 minutes 12.7 mi3hrs 45 minutes 85StatenvilleWas in the banks and moving quick. Would not recommend paddling at levels much higher than this.canopy over much of the riverTupelo, birch, oaks, pine, wild azalea wood ducks, great egrets, kingfisher, heard- barred owls, hooded warblers, and many other birdsVery nice paddle. Very beautiful stretch of river http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/04/IMG_0015.jpg?zoom=2&resize=625%2C625http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/23/a-wonderful-paddle-on-the-alapaha/
2016-04-22Earth Day at VSUAll12:00:00 PMFestivalSAVEAllVSU front lawnsameJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanAnnual VSU student celebrationhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/04/22/earth-day-2016-at-vsu-on-the-alapaha-river-and-worldwide/ http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/22/wwals-at-earth-day-at-vsu/3 hoursNice schmoozing opportunity with students and a few faculty. Maybe led to a few members later. Wasn't well attended. Rained out at the end.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/04/KIMG4514.jpg?zoom=2&resize=625%2C625 http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/22/wwals-at-earth-day-at-vsu/
2016-04-21Surrounding Sabal Trail in Live OakSuwanee11:00:00 AMFestivalSpectraBustersAllRiverOak Technical College, 415 Pinewood Drive SW, Live Oak, FL 32064 - See more at: http://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/opinion-short-term-jobs-are-not-worth-long-term-sabal-trail-risk/#sthash.i0Fs5yWy.dpufsameJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSabal Trail contractor fair, surrounded by oppositionhttp://valdostatoday.com/2016/04/opinion-short-term-jobs-are-not-worth-long-term-sabal-trail-risk/http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/20/sabal-trail-is-surrounded-in-live-oak/3 hoursSeveral potential pipeline suppliers thanked us. Students chanted "no fracking!" Good networking with pipeline opponents.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/04/KIMG4501.jpg?zoom=2&resize=625%2C625http://www.wwals.net/2016/04/20/sabal-trail-is-surrounded-in-live-oak/
2016-04-13WWALS Quarterly Board MeetingAll7:30:00 PMBoard MeetingWWALSAll
Farmhouse Restaurant, 5123 Mill Store Rd, Lake Park, GA 31636-5103
John S. QuartermanChris Mericlehttp://www.wwals.net/2016/04/11/agenda-wwals-board-meeting-2016-04-13/
2016-04-03Langdale Park to Little River Boat RampWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTLangdale ParkLittle River Boat RampJohn S. QuartermanChris Mericle 5 miles downstream to the Little River Confluence, and about 1 third of a mile upstream to the takeout.http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/27/withlacoochee-river-langdale-park-to-little-river-boat-ramp-2016-04-03/Due to high water, went to backup Ray's Mill Pond4 hours10 miles each way45 minues5.3 miles3 hoursUS 41Water level above flood stage, went to Ray's Mill Pond
2016-03-26Little River FestLittle River10:00:00 AMFestivalReed Bingham State ParkWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-little-river-fest-reed-bingham-state-park-2016-03-28/http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-little-river-fest-reed-bingham-state-park-2016-03-28/6 hours
2016-03-20Staten Rd. Bridge to Langdale ParkWithlacoochee 9:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTStaten Rd. BridgeLangdale ParkJohn QuartermanChris Mericle5 mile paddle approx. 2.5 hrshttp://www.wwals.net/2016/01/08/staten-road-bridge-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river-through-valdosta-2016-03-20/http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/24/pictures-staten-road-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river/5 hours6.1 miles45 minutes5.1 mi4.5 hoursRising from 5.25 to 5.5 feet at Skipper Bridge and from 8.0 to 8.1 at US 48Skipper Bridge Road, US 41Beginnings had a good time. A few fell in, but they didn't mind.Overhanging oaks, sand bars, creeks, a big slough, two bridges, and a boat ramp.Plenty of cypress, oaks, pines, a really nice holly tree, blooming native wild azalea, resurrection fern on the trees, and palmetto on the ground.None seen.A few fish jumped, a few turtles, many birds singing, and a few seen (ducks, woodpecker, buzzards). No gators; seldem do we see those this far up the Withlacoochee River.GoodMostly goodSo much fun lots of boaters want to continue to the Little River Confluence two weeks later, and meanwhile Charlie Walker invited Gretchen on his KIX 99.5 radio show to tell everybody about it. http://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/4b2f59c8b977b1394cca6693a988a4d2.jpg?zoom=2&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/03/24/pictures-staten-road-to-langdale-park-withlacoochee-river/
2016-03-13Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch10:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2016-03-12-13/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/08/pictures-azalea-festival-pictures-2016-03-12-13/7 hoursFestival closed due to rain on Sunday.http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3859.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2016-03-12Azalea FestivalOne Mile Branch10:00:00 AMFestivalAzalea FestivalWLRWTDrexel Park, Valdosta, GAGretchen QuartermanGretchen QuartermanSpring festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-azalea-festival-valdosta-ga-2016-03-12-13/http://www.wwals.net/2017/03/08/pictures-azalea-festival-pictures-2016-03-12-13/8 hoursGreat time + 1.5 new memberships and a long signup list.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/03/KIMG3841.jpg?zoom=2&resize=551%2C551
2016-03-05Rhythm & RibsNew River10:00:00 AMFestivalRhythm & RibsWLRWTFullwood Park, Tifton, GAPatrick KunesDave HetzelMusic festivalhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/03/05/wwals-at-rhythm-ribs-tifton-ga-2016-03-05/7 hoursTable location was not good; not much traffic.
2016-02-27Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail WorkshopWithlacoochee and Little1:30:00 PMWorkshopWWALSWRWTUC Theater, University Center, Valdosta State University, 1215 N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA 31698same as put inJulie BowlandChris MericleStudent logo contest winners, art show and silent auction, plus paddling, history, archaeology, and hydrology of the Little and Withlacoochee Rivershttp://www.wwals.net/2015/12/16/withlacoochee-little-river-water-trail-workshop-at-vsu-by-wwals-2015-12-27/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/28/winners-student-logo-contest-withlacoochee-and-little-river-water-trail-by-wwals/3 hours0 minutes0 miles0 miles0 minuteshttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/550364ba19f156bae004615696087c69-1.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/28/winners-student-logo-contest-withlacoochee-and-little-river-water-trail-by-wwals/
2016-02-20GA 135 to Berrien BeachAlapaha 8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTGA 135Berrien BeachChris Mericle Chris Mericle 18.25 mile paddle/ could take 9-10 hrshttp://www.wwals.net/2015/11/07/long-alapaha-river-paddle-ga-135-to-berrien-beach-2016-02-20/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/21/pictures-long-alapaha-outing-ga-135-to-ga-168-2016-02-20/15 miles50 minutes 18.25 mi6 hrs217.3Alapaha Moving quick, very close to the high safe level, intermediate skill level recommended Oaks, pines, cypress, birch, tupelo Deer, wood ducks, red shouldered hawk, sandhill cranesOKGood paddle. Weather was beautiful. Turn out was good as well, 9 boats and 10 paddlers.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/2b527feaca99dca1a2baf206bcdb563e.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/21/pictures-long-alapaha-outing-ga-135-to-ga-168-2016-02-20/
2016-02-18Hike to Suwannee River Sabal Trail crossingSuwannee River8:15:00 AMHikeWWALSSRWTJudicial Annex Building, 218 Parshley St SW, Live Oak, FL 32064Same as put inChris MericleDebra JohnsonHike to see sinkholes with Suwannee and Hamilton County Commissioners where Sabal Trail proposes to gouge under the Suwanee River, plus Falmouth Spring http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/12/a-3-foot-pipeline-through-the-windows-to-our-aquifer-is-a-very-bad-idea-debra-johnson-on-firstcoastnews-2016-02-11/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/29/videos-hike-to-sabal-trail-route-across-suwannee-river-with-suwannee-and-hamilton-county-commissioners-2016-02-18/all morningprovided by Suwannee River Transit Authority00
2016-02-12Pipeline movieSuwannee River6:30:00 PMMovieWWALSSRWTLive Oak Womans Club, 1308 11TH St SW, Live Oak, FL 32064same as put inLori McCraneyDebra Johnson“At What Cost? Pipelines, Pollution and Eminent Domain in the Rural South” A documentary film by Mark Albertin http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/03/at-what-cost-pipelines-pollution-and-eminent-domain-in-the-rural-south-movie-in-live-oak-fl/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/13/online-movie-at-what-cost-pipelines-pollution-and-eminent-domain-in-the-rural-south/2 hours
2016-02-12Hutchinson Mill CreekWithlacoochee11:00:00 AMScoutingWWALSWRWTGA 122GA 122John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanPaddle upstream under the bridge to Hutchinson Mill Creekhttp://www.wwals.net/2016/02/14/hutchinson-mill-creek-at-withlacoochee-river-ga-122/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/14/hutchinson-mill-creek-at-withlacoochee-river-ga-122/30 minutes0 minutes0 minutes0.02 mi30 minutes10 feet `Skipper BridgeExcellentCould actually paddle a short distance up Hutchinson Mill CreekLots of oaksNoneNoneGoodGoodhttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/28d213a91a0985478c2e8867f37c392d-1.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/14/hutchinson-mill-creek-at-withlacoochee-river-ga-122/
2016-01-16GA 122 to Lawson's Mill pond Rd.Little River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTGA 122Lawson's Mill Pond RdChris Mericle Chris Mericle 4.25 Mile paddle on the Little River http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/01/little-river-paddle-ga-122-to-lawson-millpond-road-2016-01-16/http://www.wwals.net/2016/01/17/pictures-a-lovely-short-little-river-paddle-on-a-warm-winter-day-2016-01-16/2 hours4 miles30 minutes4.25 miabout 2 hours10.75GA 122 Little RiverExcellentFloated right over deadfallsGood, slightly muddyGoodGretchen said: “Oh, what a lovely short paddle on a warm winter day!” She’d rather be on the river than in an airplane.http://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/01/cfa304d7ad4597d1b1c141a1101f78c4.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/01/17/pictures-a-lovely-short-little-river-paddle-on-a-warm-winter-day-2016-01-16/
2015-12-12Grand Bay HikeGrand Bay10:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTGrand BayBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst1.5 hr hike then lunchhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/10/07/grand-bay-hike-wwals-outing-2015-12-12/http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/12/84e771352c88a5d70300f52d623b6ba4.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/8a6c6d659945e236c5426f0afde498f9.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300
2015-11-22Cypress Creek to Cone Bridge RampSuwannee River9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSSRWTCypress Creek LaunchCone Bridge Boat ramp30 30.46' -82 43.01Dennis PriceChris MericleAprox. 9 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/10/01/suwannee-river-from-cr-6-to-cone-bridge-wwals-outing-2015-11-22/15 paddlers showed up on a drizzly cold morning to experience the Suwannee River. Weather cleared as the day progressed. A very nice trip, the current was steady and helped push us to our destination.4.5 hrs30min9 mi4.5 hrs52.33White SpringsVery goodWhite sand banks, limestone ledges, creeksCypress, Tupelo, pine and oak dominate.None noticedWild turkey and buzzards spotted, song birds heard occasionally.SatisfactoryVery nice trip, water level good, weather OK except for occasional drizzle.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/8a6c6d659945e236c5426f0afde498f9.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/23/pictures-fl-6-to-cone-bridge-suwannee-river-gretchen-quarterman/
2015-11-14Alapaha Station CelebrationAlapaha River9:00:00 AMFestivalAlapaha Station CelebrationARWTAlapaha, GAsamePatrick KunesPatrick Kunes http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/14/wwals-alapaha-station-celebration-today-2015-11-14/http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/14/alapaha-station-celebration/8 hoursLots of interest; no new membershttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/FullSizeRender.jpg?zoom=2&resize=300%2C300http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/14/alapaha-station-celebration/
2015-10-24Sullivan Landing to Blue SpringWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSWRWTSullivan LaunchBlue SpringChris MericleChris Mericle10.2 mile paddle (5 hrs) over numerous shoals, past several springs and ending at the largest sping in WWALS watershed.http://www.wwals.net/2015/07/15/sullivan-launch-to-blue-spring-withlacoochee-river-outing-2015-10-24/9 boaters came out to enjoy the river, the weather was perfect. The current was slow except over the numerous shoals and at the take out paddling against the current at Blue Spring.5 hrs40 min10.2 mi.5 hrs53.62PinettaNice level, below 53' boat dragging across shoals would be nesessary Springs, shoals, rock field, two islandsJapanese climbing fern and chamber bitterGreat egret, kingfisher, blue heron, red shoulder hawk, wood duck, ibis, Suwannee cooterokGreat trip, weather, and water level were perfecthttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/10/592448c32509b35c37c1d6f701fb4612.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/10/29/pictures-sullivan-launch-to-madison-blue-spring-withlacoochee-river-2015-10-24/
2015-09-26Adopt-A-Stream Clean-upAlapaha River9:00:00 AMouting/clean-upWWALSARWTGA 135 Atkinson SideBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstClean-up at the 135 accesshttp://www.wwals.net/2015/09/23/reminder-ga-135-alapaha-river-cleanup-2015-09-26/Filled a pick-up truck bed full in about 1.5 hours1 hrhttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/09/a24e8af41d879cc4659b21e4cec3d83c.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=600%2C450http://www.wwals.net/2015/09/26/picture-alapaha-cleanup-ga-135-2015-09-26/
2015-08-29Banks Lake full moon paddleBanks Lake7:30:00 PMoutingWWALSARWTBanks LakesameChris MericleChris MericleFull Moon paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/08/14/banks-lake-full-moon-paddle-bring-bon-bons-2015-08-29/Canceled due to weather 2.5 hrsn/ahttp://www.wwals.net/2015/08/29/rained-out-banks-lake-outing-cancelled-2015-08-29/
2015-08-28Sabal Trail crossing @ US 84Withlacoochee River, Suwannee River10:00:00 AMField TripWWALSWRWTUS 84US 84John S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanA paddle so brief we went past and had to float back WWALS at the proposed Sabal Trail pipeline crossing 30.7955398, -83.4526749 down the Withlacoochee River to where the Sabal Trail pipeline proposes to cross.http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/25/withlacoochee-river-and-sabal-trail-us-84-wwals-field-trip-2015-08-28/http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/30/pictures-withlacoochee-river-and-sabal-trail-us-84-2015-08-28/1 hour001.8/85.3 feetUS 84DraggingShoalsoaks, Maple,Cypress, Birchnone other than a projected pipelinenonegoodyesbetter at higher waterhttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/08/be08deb2f7c66f6e61e32d475ebe6184.jpg?zoom=2&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/30/pictures-withlacoochee-river-and-sabal-trail-us-84-2015-08-28/
2015-08-15Gibson park to Suwannee river State ParkSuwannee River8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSSRWTGibson ParkSuwannee river State ParkChris MericleChris Mericle8 mile paddle (4 hrs) upstream first to the Alapaha Rise then downstream past the Alapaha-Suwannee confluence, the proposed Sabal Trail Pipeline crossing and ending at the Suwannee- Withlacoochee confluence (Suwannee River State Park).http://www.wwals.net/2015/04/21/alapaha-river-rise-suwannee-river-and-sabal-trail-pipeline-wwals-outing-2015-08-15/http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/16/pictures-and-videos-from-alapaha-rise-sabal-trail-pipeline-five-holes-and-alapaha-and-withlacoochee-confluences-on-the-suwannee-river-2015-08-15/5 hrsApprox. 20 mi. roundtrip30 min8 mi31.05EllavillegoodAlapaha rise, Alapaha and Withlacoochee confluence with the Suwannee, Five Holes, springs and sand bars.Oaks, Maple,Cypress, BirchJapanese climbing fernGreat Blue Heron, Gar, Stergeon, Suwanne cooter, osprey, Alligatorgoodgood very nice paddlehttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/08/c47215ee1347e806eb9a0b581ec518a91.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/08/16/pictures-and-videos-from-alapaha-rise-sabal-trail-pipeline-five-holes-and-alapaha-and-withlacoochee-confluences-on-the-suwannee-river-2015-08-15/
2015-07-11Lanier park to CSX RR ROWAlapaha River8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTLanier ParkHotchkiss Rd. LandingChris GrahamChris Graham14 mile paddle Statenville gauge needs to be 1.5' or higher 7-8 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2015/04/20/lanier-park-to-csx-rr-track-wwals-outing-2015-07-11/We had a total of 9 boats and 10 people participate in the outing. The current was moving at a nice pace. There are many beautiful sand bars on this stretch of the river and we stopped at several to swim. The large shoal known as “The Rock” was a fun ride, all made it through with no incident. Another nice, smaller shoal is located just before the take out point. Very few residences along the river, and only a couple of other boats on the water. 7 hrs30 min14 mi7 Hrs2.02StatenvilleVery goodLarge shoal known as "The Rock"Tupelo, Oaks, Pines, Willows, Cypress and BirchLangdale weedGreat Blue Heron, Little Blue Heron, Red Shoulder Hawk, Gar, Northern Cardinal, White Ibisgood along most of the river, lack of buffer noticable at residences on riverGood trip, a bit long for a few paddlershttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/e339d3f4f5cc3d6638160ee5b9ada97c.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/08/pictures-lakeland-to-hotchkiss-road-wwals-outing-gretchen-quarterman/
2015-06-14Sasser landing to Jennings BluffAlapaha River, Alapahoochee River, Turket Creek9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTSasser landingJennings Bluff launchChris MericleChris Mericle30 minute shuttlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/04/19/sasser-landing-to-jennings-bluff-wwals-outing-2015-06-14/3-4 hrs30 min4mi62.21JenningsVery good, had to get out 2-3 timeshttp://i2.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/06/KIMG0896.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=625%2C625
2015-06-01Environmental PanelWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River6:00:00 PMPanelLCDPWRWTLowndes County Board of Elections, 2808 N Oak St, Valdosta, GA 31602LCDPhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/14/wwals-on-environmental-issues-panel-in-valdosta-at-lcdp-2015-06-01/
2015-05-30Sasser to Jennings bluffAlapaha RiverPrivate paddleARWTSasser landingJennings bluff3 hrs30-40 min4mi
2015-05-28Sabal Trail sued Colquitt County landownerOchlockonee River9:30:00 AMHearingWWALSCourthouse Annex, 101 E Central Ave, Moultrie, GA 31768http://www.wwals.net/2015/05/12/landowner-in-county-in-wwals-watersheds-sued-by-sabal-trail-hearing-may-28th-in-moultrie/https://i.ytimg.com/vi/OA1vci-Zuho/mqdefault.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/issues/stt/
2015-05-25GA 168 paddleAlapaha River11:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTGA 168 boat rampBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstupstream & backhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/15/boating-with-gwyneth-on-lake-lewis-and-the-alapaha-river-2015-05-25/
2015-05-25Lewis Lake paddleLewis Lake9:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTLewis Lake boat rampBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstto rookery & backhttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/15/boating-with-gwyneth-on-lake-lewis-and-the-alapaha-river-2015-05-25/
2015-05-16BIG Little River Paddle EventLittle River9:30:00 AMfundraiser/paddle eventWWALS and FORBWRWTRoundtree BridgeRBSP Colquitt Co. side boat rampBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstpoint to point racehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/05/15/boating-with-gwyneth-on-lake-lewis-and-the-alapaha-river-2015-05-25/http://www.wwals.net/2015/05/18/winners-of-3rd-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-2015-05-16/http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/05/d0df58c8a647e1d3422fd0e7f6d0344d.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=625http://www.wwals.net/2015/05/18/winners-of-3rd-annual-big-little-river-paddle-race-2015-05-16/
2015-04-18Rowe Town Church to GA 135Alapaha River8:00:00 AMoutingWWALSARWTRowetown cemeteryGA 135 BerrienBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst12 mile paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/04/17/update-on-rowetown-church-to-ga-135-wwals-outing-2015-04-18/http://www.wwals.net/2015/04/21/pictures-rowetown-church-to-ga-135-bret-wagenhorst/6 hours11 miles6 hours10 feetAlapaha, GAvery goodhttp://i0.wp.com/scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/p843x403/10630555_10206730384917392_1623529323179185308_o.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=625http://www.wwals.net/2015/04/21/pictures-rowetown-church-to-ga-135-bret-wagenhorst/
2015-03-14Easy paddle at GA 135Alapaha River4:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTGA 135 BerrienGA 135 Berrien31.301521-83.054924Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstwater level should be at least 1.5' or greater at Statenville gaugehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/03/01/easy-outing-on-the-alapaha-river-at-ga-135-2015-03-14/http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/07/pictures-easy-outing-on-the-alapaha-river-at-ga-135-2015-03-14/2 hours0 miles0 minutesAlapaha, GAhttp://i0.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/11/e689e2a0d2c9bd10a54a6c41cd28cff8.jpg?zoom=1.5&resize=300%2C225http://www.wwals.net/2015/11/07/pictures-easy-outing-on-the-alapaha-river-at-ga-135-2015-03-14/
2015-03-14ARWT ConferenceAlapaha River1:00:00 PMEventWWALSARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellChris Graham30 minute shuttlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/14/wwals-logo-contest-alapaha-river-water-trail/
2015-02-15Statenville to Sasser LandingAlapaha River12:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTStatenville Boat RampSasser LandingChris MericleChris MericleExpert Paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/30/statenville-sasser-landing-alapaha-river-wwals-outing-2015-02-15/http://www.wwals.net/2015/03/06/summary-of-statenville-to-sasser-landing-wwals-outing-bret-wagenhorst-2015-02-15/4 hours25 miles45 minutes10 miles4:00:009.99Statenville, GAWater moving quik but, very manageable River: several small streams entered river through breaks in the bank, winding course, couple of bluffs and some exposed karstSaw: tupelo, cypress, maple, river birch, pine, live oak, titi, mayhaw, native blueberries, palmetto; only maple in bloom.NoneFewVery nice trip. Beginners may have a difficult time at this water level. Comments: a good level to run this section, saw 2 other canoes with a family of campers, and a fisherman in a john boat skinning a catfish, 2 rope swings, the side trip up the Alapahoochee River to the waterfall just up from the take out was worth the effort.http://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2015/02/7cbdc63e649bac94edadca2c58fe06ea.jpg?fit=848%2C1024http://www.wwals.net/2015/03/06/statenville-to-sasser-landing-wwals-outing-pictures-by-bret-wagenhorst-2015-02-15/
2015-01-17Expert Paddle on the Alapaha River at US 82Alapaha River9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTUS 82Rowe Town Church CemeteryBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstExpert paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/08/expert-paddle-alapaha-river-us-82-wwals-outing-2015-01-17/http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/18/outing-summary-expert-paddle-alapaha-river-us-82-wwals-2015-01-17/3:45:008 miles0:30:006.5 miles2:40:009.3 feetAlapaha, GAJust below banks. 1 ft of boat ramp out of water. Was good level allowing for easy navigation through most deadfalls.
Church on East bank bluff on Moore property; old railroad trestle pilings; one hairpin curve; numerous sections with Tupelo coppices; a couple of “lakes”
Maples starting to bloom; cypress, pines, live oak, palmettos, holly, water oak, wild blueberries, resurrection fern; no invasive speciesNoneHeard wood ducks and wood peckers but didn’t see much fauna. There were some tiny, delicate mayfly type insects that flew just above the water for awhile midday.
None takenGood trip. For experienced paddlers at this water level as deadfalls could be difficulthttp://www.wwals.net/2015/01/18/alapaha-river-deadfalls-outing-us82-south-wwals-2015-01-17/http://www.wwals.net/?attachment_id=5689
2015-01-10Adopt-A-Stream Water testing certificationLittle River9:00:00 AMCertificationORWTORWTReed Bingham State ParkMargaret TysonMargaret TysonChemical and Bacterial testing certification.http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/05/water-testing-certification-reed-bingham-saturday-2015-01-10/7:30:00 AM
2014-12-20Alapaha Dry RiverAlapaha River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTsouth of I-75south of I-75Cliff AdamsChris Mericleclean uphttp://www.wwals.net/2014/12/03/cleanup-alapaha-river-near-jasper-fl-wwals-outing-2014-12-20/2:00:00None taken
2014-12-13Organizational Meeting for ARWTAlapaha River1:00:00 PMEventWWALSARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellChris Grahamhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/11/19/organizational-meeting-alapaha-river-water-trail-2014-12-13/3:000 miles0 miles0 miles0 miles
2014-11-22Okefenokee OutingOkefenokee Swamp10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSOkefenokee Wilderness Area Canoe Trails
SFSP boat rampSFSP boat ramp30.82695-82.3621Bret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstswamp paddlehttp://www.wwals.net/2014/10/24/okefenokee-outing-fargo-ga-2014-11-22/3:000 miles0 minutes
2014-10-26Dead River SinkDead River2:00:00 PMOuting/hikeWWALSARWTDead RiverDead River30.57912-83.053276Chris MericleChris MericlePark on SRWMD’s Jennings Bluff Tract and walk in. No boat required: this is a walking outing.http://www.wwals.net/2014/10/24/dead-river-sink-alapaha-river-wwals-outing-2pm-26-oct-2014/3 hours61.63 feetJennings, FL
2014-09-27Alapaha River Cleanup at US 82Rivers Alive Cleanup of Alapaha River at US 829:00:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTUS 82US 82Bret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstGA Rivers Alive cleanuphttp://www.wwals.net/2014/09/24/alapaha-river-cleanup-us-82-27-september-2014/0 miles0 miles0 miles0 miles1 footAlapaha, GAMade for easy walking to pick up trash
2014-09-21Withlacoochee and Suwannee PaddleWithlacoochee River, Suwannee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTCR 143 Boat Ramp
Anderson Spring
30.449111-83.221352Chris MericleChris MericlePaddle past springs, shoals, sinkholes, and where Sabal Trail proposes a fracked methane pipeline to cross the Withlacoochee and Suwannee Rivers in Floridahttp://www.wwals.net/2014/09/05/withlacoochee-and-suwannee-paddle-21-sep-2014/5 hours11.7 miles50 minutes10 miles5:00:0032.5Lee, FLSprings, proposed pipeline, Duke Suwannee River Planthttp://i1.wp.com/www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/01/bd2c4b22679a02fd253abc3d15a83b01.jpg?zoom=1.5&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2016/01/30/withlacoochee-and-suwannee-rivers-wwals-outing-2014-09-21/
2014-08-24Hotchkiss Crossing Lanier SideAlapaha River1:30:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTHotchkiss RoadUS 8430.93669-83.0406Chris GrahamChris GrahamWe will pass by the location for the new Lowndes County boat ramp and public access point.http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/23/alapaha-river-us-84-endpoint-sundays-wwals-outing-24-august-2014/1 hour1.9 miles20 minutes1.27 miles1:30:001.21 feetStatenville, GASome dragging with ropesLimestone shoals, sand beaches, islandshttp://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2014/08/7de0d658b04cce71a34c313ed7ee6a7f.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/pictures-wwals-alapaha-river-outing-jsq-2014-08-24/
2014-07-09WWALS Annual Meeting7:30:00 PMMeetingWWALSIHOP AdelJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanAnnual meeting and electionhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/07/08/wwals-annual-meeting-wednesday-july-9th/2 hours
2014-07-19Gaskins OutingAlapaha River8:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTGaskins Forest Education CenterGaskins Forest Education CenterHeather BrasellBret WagenhorstPaddle upstream and backhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/07/15/wwals-july-19-outing/Water level too low; moved to Banks Lake000001.34 feetAlapaha, GAToo low to paddle
2014-07-13River Run WaterfallAlapaha River9:28:00 AMOutingSteven DansereauARWTLakeland ParkMaydaySteven DansereauSteven DansereauPrivate paddle including waterfallhttp://www.mapmyrun.com/workout/645266159https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=pcb.759208567455660&type=15 hours14 miles5 hours1.85 feetAlapaha, GAAlmost too low for waterfallWaterfall 0.9 mi downstream from US 84https://www.facebook.com/photo.https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/q84/p843x403/1496070_4259223976560_2235100603714788151_o.jpgphp?fbid=4259223976560&set=pcb.759208567455660&type=1&relevant_count=2https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/q84/p843x403/1496070_4259223976560_2235100603714788151_o.jpg
2014-07-19Banks Lake OutingBanks Lake8:30:00 AMOutingWWALSARWTBanks LakeBanks LakeJohn S. QuartermanJohn S. QuartermanBeautiful scenic lakehttp://www.wwals.net/2014/07/17/wwals-july-19-outing-banks-lake/Announced too late and nobody showed up.00000
2014-06-28Boat upstream on the Little River @ GA 133 Little River8:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTGA 133 Boat RampGA 133 Boat Ramp30.851842-83.346536-83.346536Chris GrahamChris GrahamPaddle upstream on the Little River and float back down.http://www.wwals.net/2014/06/13/boat-upstream-little-river-ga-133-2014-06-28/
2014-05-17Lewis Lake RookeryLewis Lake4:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTLewis LakeLewis LakeBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorstbird observationhttp://www.wwals.net/events-2/?ee=8http://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/lewis-lake-pictures-videos-john-s-quarterman-wwals-2014-05-17/001 mile2:00Dozens of bird species nesting.Cypress, blackgumsDozens of nesting bird specieshttp://www.wwals.net/2014/08/31/lewis-lake-pictures-videos-john-s-quarterman-wwals-2014-05-17/
2014-04-19Paddle against the PipelineWithlacoochee River7:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTOld Quitman Highway30.789789-83.451884-83.451884Chris GrahamChris GrahamPaddle past where the proposed Sabal Trail methane pipeline would cross the Withlacoochee River, digging into our fragile karst limestone, above our drinking-water Floridan Aquifer.
http://www.wwals.net/2014/03/29/paddle-pipeline-withlacoochee-river-19-april-2014/Cancelled due to flood stage water levels.19 feetUS 84Dangerously highhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/04/14/billboard-withlacoochee-paddle-event-2014-04-19/
2014-03-29BIG Little River Paddle EventLittle River 9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham State ParkBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA fundraiser for nonprofits Friends of Reed Bingham State Park and WWALS Watershed Coalition, this is a scenic three mile flatwater paddle on the Little Riverhttp://www.wwals.net/events-2/?ee=76 feetAdel, GAJust righthttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/23/poster-big-little-river-paddle-event-22-march-2014/
2014-03-22BIG Little River Paddle EventLittle River 9:30:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTRed Roberts LandingReed Bingham State ParkBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstA fundraiser for nonprofits Friends of Reed Bingham State Park and WWALS Watershed Coalition, this is a scenic three mile flatwater paddle on the Little Riverhttp://www.wwals.net/events-2/?ee=7Rescheduled due to weather13 feetAdel, GAToo highhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/23/poster-big-little-river-paddle-event-22-march-2014/
2014-02-22US 84 to MaydayAlapaha RiverOutingWWALSARWTUS 84MaydayChris GrahamChris GrahamRapids and a small waterfallhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/21/wwals-february-outing-is-cancelled/Cancelled due to unsafe water level.11.1 miles14.1 feetStatenville, GADangerously highRapids and a small waterfall.
2014-01-18Alapaha River at StatenvilleAlapaha River2:00:00 PMOutingWWALSARWTStatenville Boat RampStatenville Boat RampBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstWe will paddle upstream for 30 to 45 min. and then float back down.http://www.wwals.net/2014/01/12/alapaha-river-statenville-january-wwals-outing/http://www.wwals.net/2014/02/26/wwals-january-18-2014-outing-review/1:00:00 AM008.2 feetStatenville, GAwithin banksLimestone seeps, slough with old cement dampalmetto, live oak, pine, may haw, tupelo, native blueberries, liverwort, mosses and fernsNonekings birds , few small minnows and tadpolesVery limited bufferthe weather was sunny but cool day with a moderate windhttp://www.wwals.net/2014/02/26/wwals-january-18-2014-outing-review/http://www.wwals.net/2015/01/30/pictures-upstream-alapaha-river-statenville-boat-ramp-2014-01-18/
2013-09-28Rivers Alive Little River Clean Up Little River8:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWLRWTReed Bingham State ParkBret WagenhorstBret WagenhorstRivers Alive cleanuphttp://www.wwals.net/2013/09/23/wwals-outing-rivers-alive-little-river-clean-up-2013-09-28/
2013-06-22Clyattville-Nankin Road to GA 31Withlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTClyattville-Nankin RoadGA 31Bret Wagenhorsthttp://www.wwals.net/2013/06/19/withlacoochee-river-outing-clyattville-nankin-road-to-ga-31/http://www.wwals.net/2013/06/22/withlacoochee-river-from-nankin-landing-to-ga-31-wwals-june-outing-2/9.1 miles3.25 (86.75 NAVD)US 84As low as you'd want to paddle this stretchenShoalsGators, turtles, fishGoodGoodVery nice, very sunny, quite longhttp://i2.wp.com/farm8.staticflickr.com/7434/9111817026_b719bb85bf_z.jpg?zoom=1&w=300http://www.wwals.net/2013/06/22/withlacoochee-river-from-nankin-landing-to-ga-31-wwals-june-outing-2/
2013-04-20GA-122 to Franklinville, Withlacoochee River Withlacoochee River10:00:00 AMOutingWWALSWRWTGA 122Franklinville BridgeBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst5.69 miles, less than 3 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2013/04/16/withlacoochee-river-at-franklinville-16-april-2013/http://www.wwals.net/2016/02/07/pictures-withlacoochee-river-ga-122-to-franklinville-road-2013-04-20/3 hours4 miles15 minutes5.69 miles3 hours10.7 feetSkipper Bridge Road, GAduck under ovarhanging branchesVery rural, with a few houses and a pipeline crossing; ends at historic FranklinvilleOak, cypress, titi, pineshttp://www.wwals.net/wp-content/themes/pianoblack/img//2016/02/265d5c2846f6ef1f574032389c6bc773.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2016/02/07/pictures-withlacoochee-river-ga-122-to-franklinville-road-2013-04-20/
2009-01-01Burnt Church to Hotchkiss LandingAlapaha RiverUnknown date or timeOutingBret WagenhorstARWTBurnt ChurchHotchkiss LandingBret WagenhorstBret Wagenhorst11.9 miles, 5-6 hourshttp://www.wwals.net/2013/02/05/alapaha-river-trip-2009-ending-at-hotchkiss-landing-2/11.9 miles14Statenvillehttp://farm9.staticflickr.com/8076/8446569799_8343c04e1d_m.jpghttp://www.wwals.net/2013/02/05/alapaha-river-trip-2009-ending-at-hotchkiss-landing-2/

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