Update 2016-09-24: Video from the river and pictures from the bluff.
You are invited to protest Sabal Trail and the Dakota Access Pipeline this Tuesday 5:30 PM! News media are invited. Walk with signs along the bluff to the proposed Sabal Trail Suwannee River HDD crossing, or paddle downstream and back.
We aim to get pictures and video of people on the bluff, beach, and river at the same time demanding the Army Corps re-evaluate its permit for Sabal Trail just like its permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Both pipelines should be canceled: keep it in the ground!
This WWALS Outing is part of the #NoDAPL Day of Action — Tuesday Sep. 13, tying the Dakota Access oil Pipeline to the Sabal Trail fracked methane pipeline through their ownership by the same companies. This outing is also a followup to the Waterkeeper Alliance letter in support of the Standing Rock Sioux against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is going to re-evaluate its permit for DAPL, and it should do the same for its permit for Sabal Trail, because USACE also did not properly evaluate evidence including a hydrology report organized by Bobby C. Billie, one of the Clan Leaders and Spiritual Leader, Council of the Original Miccosukee Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples.
When: 5:30 PM Tuesday September 13th 2016
Where: CR 141 Ramp, aka Suwannee River Campsites
GPS: 30.414, -83.159167
Address: 7744 SW 46th Ave., Jasper, FL 32052, Hamilton County
Directions: From US 90, turn right onto NE Myrrh Street; cross the Withlacoochee River (road becomes CR 141); turn right on SW 74 Street; turn right on SW 44 Lane; travel south to SW 77 Street; turn left and follow to boat ramp.
- An easy walk along the bluff to the crossing path, about 2,000 feet.
There will be a guide.
- Paddle downstream and back, about 2,000 feet each way.
Boating leader: Phil Hubbard
If you don’t have a boat, let us know and we’ll see about rustling one up. If you do have a boat, bring the usual paddle, personal flotation device, water, snacks, etc.
You could also paddle on down to Suwannee River State Park, about 2.7 miles. Beware sunset is about 7:30, so don’t dally.
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WWALS at Suwannee River Sabal Trail Crossing 2015-08-15
Video by John S. Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS)
More WWALS outings:
9AM Saturday September 17th 2016,
#NoDAPL, No Sabal Trail under the Withlacoochee River @ US 84 between Valdosta and Quitman, Georgia.
Details forthcoming; time may vary slightly.Invitation.
- 10AM Sunday October 9th 2016, State line to Sullivan Launch, Withlacoochee River
- 10AM Saturday November 6th 2016 Hike to Dead River Sink from Alapaha River
For more outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS calendar.
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!