Join us for our monthly leisurely sunset paddle and watch the full moon rise over Banks Lake, our mini-Okefenokee in Lanier County, Georgia, with ospreys, fish, turtles, birds, and bats in the cypress trees. Banks Lake National Wildlife Refuge is in the Grand Bay–Banks Lake ecosystem, which comprises the second-largest freshwater wetland system in Georgia.
Remember to BRING A LIGHT for your boat or some type of light to have on yourself (glow stick, head lamp, or flashlight) so other boaters can see you in the dark.
Gather 7:30 PM, Launch 8:00 PM, Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Sunset: 8:37 p.m.; moonrise: 8:41 p.m.
Put In: Banks Lake Boat Ramp, 307 Georgia 122, Lakeland, GA 31635.
Take Out: Banks Lake Boat Ramp
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit.
Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
And a light! It’s going to be dark.
Free: This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!
Photo: John S. Quarterman, May 2019 Banks Lake Full Moon Paddle.
Shuttle distance: none
Shuttle duration: none
Paddle distance: 3 miles
Paddle duration: 2.5hours
Host: Ronnie Thomas
Backup: in case of high or low water is: the next night.
More Full Moons: Here are all the full moons for this year:
|Monday||January 21, 2019||Wolf||5:59 p.m.||6:45 p.m.|
|Tuesday||February 19, 2019||Snow||6:23 p.m.||6:39 p.m.|
|Wednesday||March 20, 2019
March 19 alternate date
|Worm||7:44 p.m.||7:23 p.m.||Spring Equinox|
|Friday||April 19, 2019||Pink||8:03 p.m.||8:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||May 18, 2019||Flower||8:23 p.m.||8:20 p.m.|
|Monday||June 17, 2019||Strawberry||8:38 p.m.||9:06 p.m.||4 days before Summer Solstice|
|Tuesday||July 16, 2019||Buck||8:37 p.m.||8:41 p.m.|
|Thursday||August 15, 2019||Sturgeon||8:15 p.m.||8:41 p.m.|
|Saturday||September 14, 2019||Corn||7:40 p.m.||8:19 p.m.||9 days before Fall Equinox|
|Sunday||October 13, 2019||Hunter’s||7:04 p.m.||7:22 p.m.|
|Tuesday||November 12, 2019||Beaver||5:37 p.m.||6:02 p.m.|
|Thursday||December 12, 2019||Cold||5:32 p.m.||6:10 p.m.||9 days before Winter Solstice|
Monthly: The WWALS Outings Committee will hold a full moon paddle at each of these dates, provided that one of their number signs up to lead the paddle two weeks in advance.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!