A very brief paddle (or walk, depending on water level) a few hundred feet up the Withlacoochee River from US 84 to see where the Sabal Trail pipeline proposes to cross. Facebook event.
When: 10AM, Friday,
August 28th 2015
Where: Meet in the parking lot at
2825 US Hwy 84W
Valdosta, GA 31601
We will carpool from there to US 84 and to where we will leave most of the vehicles.
Fallback: if the water is too low to boat, we will walk up the riverbed, so bring mud boots. If the water is too high (very unlikely), we’ll drive around and see some other places the pipeline proposes to go. And it looks like I’m the expedition leader.
The proposed Sabal Trail crossing appears to be at about 30.795273, -83.452722. They plan to drill down in Brooks County, under the Withlacoochee River, under US 84, the railroad, and Old Quitman Highway in Lowndes County, emerging near Martin Lane before crossing Tiger Creek and the SONAT pipeline; one of the numerous crossings of that existing pipeline that Southern Natural Gas objects to.
This is a WWALS field trip, or informal outing. This event is FREE! All we ask is that you are a current member of WWALS Watershed Coalition. If not, it’s easy to join online today at /donations/. You do not have to be a member to come on this outing. If you like the experience, we recommend that you join to support the efforts of WWALS.
WWALS is contesting FL-DEP’s intent to issue a permit for Sabal Trail to drill under the Suwannee River in Florida, so every membership helps with that.
And don’t forget these actual WWALS outings:
- 8AM Saturday 15 August 2015: You just missed WWALS at the proposed Sabal Trail crossing on the Suwannee River.
- 7PM Saturday 29 August 2015: Banks Lake Full Moon Paddle: bring bon-bons!
- 9AM Saturday 26 September 2015, Alapaha River Cleanup @ GA 135
- 9AM Saturday 24 October 2015, Sullivan Launch to Blue Spring, Withlacoochee River
Check the WWALS Calendar for more outings as they get scheduled.
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!