WWALS Watershed Coalition advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities.
Very experienced retired outfitter Burt Kornegay from western north Carolina paddled
the Little River from just below its one dam to the Withlacoochee and
on to the Suwannee a week ago, and liked it a lot.
If you want a really good four-day canoe trip,
put in right near Reed Bingham State Park at the
highway 37 bridge.
There’s an excellent put in right there.
And spend four days canoeing down this river.
I don’t think you’ll regret it.
That’s from somebody who has led expeditions all over the U.S.,
from the Grand Canyon to the Smokey Mountains,
Saturday a week ago at
Troupville Boat Ramp.
Thanks to Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority (VLPRA)
for fixing up the access to what it calls Little River Boat Ramp,
on GA 133 west of Valdosta off I-75 Exit 18.
WWALS calls it Troupville Landing, after Troupville, the Lowndes County seat
before Valdosta, just downstream at the confluence with the Withlacoochee River.
It’s the most downstream access to the Little River on the
Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
It’s also called the prison boat ramp, after the state prison across the road.
Here’s looking upstream to the bridge. Continue reading →
Valdosta already had an airplane fly over Lowndes County and collect
Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data for flood mapping.
Will Lowndes County step up and match Valdosta on this project
that affects everybody in the county (and downstream into Florida)?
started this LiDAR project in March 2015, and
Valdosta fronted the entire cost to get it done,
we know because Valdosta Assistant Director of Utilities Emily Davenport
and Valdosta City Council Tim Carroll told us at a meeting Valdosta held
at the request of WWALS for interested parties downstream in Florida
and from as far away as Atlanta.
On the agenda for the 8:30 AM Monday morning Lowndes County Commission
Work Session, item 7.d. Continue reading →
George Page, Executive Director of the Valdosta-Lowndes Parks & Rec Authority (VLPRA), told me
it seems like a year or more ago that he had found funds to fix that access,
and now I guess it’s happening.