Rivers Alive Cleanup and Paddle Outing, Alapaha River 2017-09-10

Update 2017-09-25: Rescheduled for October 1, 2017.

Update 2017-09-08: Canceled due to Hurricane Irma.

A combination Rivers Alive and Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup on the enchanting Alapaha River at Pafford Landing, Lakeland, Georgia, plus optional upstream and back paddle afterwards.

When: 2PM, Sunday, September 10, 2017

Where: Pafford’s Landing, MILE 71.73, east of Lakeland, south side of GA 122, into the woods, west side of Alapaha River, Lanier County, Georgia.

GPS: 31.043011, -83.042564

Pafford's Landing map

Event: facebook, meetup.

Cleanup: Cleanup materials will be provided, but if you’ve got a trash picker, bring it along.

Paddle: You do not have to bring a boat, and you do not have to paddle. If you do paddle, bring the usual personal flotation device, water, snacks, etc.

Free: This outing is Free! And we recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!

Host and Contact: Bret Wagenhorst, 229-392-5513, bwagenhorst@hotmail.com

Shuttle: None. Paddle up and back, if you want to paddle.

Take Out: Same as Put In: Pafford’s Landing; see above.

Rivers Alive: Rivers Alive logo Billed as Georgia’s Annual Waterway Cleanup, WWALS has participated every year since incorporation in 2012, and Bret Wagenhorst has been doing it longer than that. Come on out and help clean up our beautiful Alapaha River at this landing in the middle of the WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail and have a good time doing it!

Waterkeeper Alliance Cleanup Week: Waterkeeper Alliance Member WWALS is the Waterkeeper® Alliance (WKA) Member (one of 320 members worldwide) as Suwannee Riverkeeper®, and this year WKA is doing a Clean Up Week September 9-17, 2017. So this WWALS cleanup fits right in that week.

Gage: We don’t need water in the river to do a cleanup, but for paddling, this will be between the US 82 Alapaha, GA gage in Berrien County and the US 84 Statenville, GA gage in Echols County.

Backup: None, because if we get rained out of there, the weather will be too bad to go anywhere else. Water level doesn’t matter, because we don’t need water in the river to clean up at a landing. If the water level is too low to paddle, we still did the cleanup.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!