Berrien County about ARWT Landings

WWALS would like to thank the Berrien County Board of Commissioners and staff for years of cooperation about the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT) and the many landings on it in Berrien County, as well as the one landing in Berrien County on the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT).

Here is a letter from September 2016 granting WWALS permission to put signs on county property at all the water trail landings it names, and a Commission vote to change two access points from having Landing in their name to be called instead Sheboggy Boat Ramp and Berrien Beach Boat Ramp.

Letter from Berrien County 2016-09-14

Permission to put signs at all landings, Letter

Thanks to County Administrator Brenda Ferrell and to all the Commissioners for this letter. Thanks to Angie Rutland, GA-ACEM, Berrien County EMA/911 Director, for getting agreement from the Commissioners on these names and addresses for the landings. Two of these names were later changed from Landing to Boat Ramp by the vote of the Commission shown below.

First, the text of the letter:

Berrien County
Board of Commissioners
201 North Davis Street, Room 198
Nashville, Georgia 31639
phone 229-686-5421 fax 229-686-1978

Jimmy Parker
John Nugent
   Vice Chairman
Robert Griner
Doc Sumner
Steve Sumner

September 14, 2016

WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc.
PO. Box 88
Hahira, GA 31632

Re: Alapaha River Water Trail

The Berrien County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously in a meeting on September 13, 2016 to approve the WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. to place signs on county property at the below locations at WWALS’ expense.

Sheboggy Landing at US 82
11004 Highway 82
Alapaha, GA 31622

Nashville Landing at GA 135
10921 Highway 135
Nashville, GA 31639

Berrien Beach Landing at GA 168
12496 Highway 168
Nashville, GA 31639

Ray City Landing at GA 37
1 Highway 37
Nashville, GA 31639

If you have any questions, please feel flee to contact me.

Brenda Ferrell
County Administrator

Alapaha • Enigma • Nashville • Ray City

Berrien Beach Boat Ramp road sign Last week the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) did plant signs for WWALS at all ARWT landings and boat ramps in Georgia (except at Naylor Boat Ramp in Lowndes County, where that county will plant road signs once it’s finished).

You can help pay for those signs by donating here.

Renaming two landings to Boat Ramp

Many thanks to Angie Rutland, GA-ACEM, Berrien County EMA/911 Director, for facilitating this vote in the Minutes, Regular Session, March 6, 2018, in NEW BUSINESS on page 3:

Page 3 of 5, Minutes 2018-03-06

K. Boat Landing vs. Boat Ramp — WWALS Watershed Coalition—Administration received a request from WWALS (Withlacoochee, Willachoochee, Alapaha, Little and Suwannee River Watersheds) to rename Sheboggy Landing to the Sheboggy Boat Ramp and the Berrien Beach Landing to the Berrien Beach Boat Ramp. By doing this it will keep the names consistent throughout the counties. Commissioner Jimmy Parker made a motion to approve the boat landings to be named Sheboggy Boat Ramp and Berrien Beach Boat Ramp, seconded by Commissioner John Nugent.

You can help pay for ARWT road signs by donating here.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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