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Help Suwannee Riverkeeper save the Okefenokee Swamp
You can object to a titanium strip mine proposed far too near the Swamp.
Chairman and Mayor’s Paddle, Withlacoochee River 2022-01-29
$10 or free to WWALS members.
Join us for a leisurely 11-mile paddle from Troupville Boat Ramp down the Withlacoochee River past the clean outfall of the Valdosta Withlacoochee Wastewater Plant, which has not spilled in years. See turtles, fish, birds, cypress, pines, oaks, palmetto, and maybe otters, and take out at Spook Bridge, thanks to The Langdale Company.
Outings: Join us on our frequent paddle outings and cleanups, at least one a month.
Join us: Outings are free once you become a WWALS member. Also, members get a sticker that looks just like the Suwannee Riverkeeper logo; that’s the only way to get them.
Suwannee Riverkeeper®, since December 2016, is a staff position and a project of WWALS as the member of the WATERKEEPER® Alliance for the Suwannee River Basin. See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
WWALS Mission: WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS), established June 2012, is an IRS 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit charity that advocates for conservation and stewardship of the Withlacoochee, Willacoochee, Alapaha, Little, Santa Fe, and Suwannee River watersheds in south Georgia and north Florida through education, awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen activities. That’s throughout the entire 10,000 square miles of the Basin and Estuary in Georgia and Florida, from the Okefenokee Swamp to the Gulf of Mexico.
Swim Guide: water quality at put-ins on rivers in the Suwannee River Basin.
All the underlying data is in the WWALS composite spreadsheet of water quality data, rainfall, and spills.
Report: any issue you see affecting water in the Suwannee River Basin.
Issues: get involved in the advocacy of WWALS, for solar power and rights to clean water, air, and land. We oppose new mines (titanium or phosphate) and coal ash, fracking, new pipelines, and liquid natural gas (LNG) export, new toll roads, as well as corporate agriculture using too much water, too much fertilizer, and too many pesticides.
Water Trails: we organize two, with web pages, interactive online maps, z-fold brochures, road signs, and at-water signs with details of what to expect upstream and down. Plus maps of another, and a composite map of all three, covering the entire 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Georgia and Florida.
How far from one Boat Ramp to the next landing? WWALS Water Trails.
- Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT)
- Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT)
- Plus web pages and online maps of the Suwannee River Wilderness Trail (SRWT), extended from Florida into Georgia including the Okefenokee Swamp.
- An online map of All public landings and boat ramps in the Suwannee River Basin and Estuary.
WWALS Online Store: Hats, stickers, notecards, and more!
Join WWALS now to support our outings and advocacy, and you get into outings for free, plus our monthly newsletter.
Posts with new information on outings, advocacy, and more appear almost every day: https://wwals.net/posts.