Daily Archives: July 20, 2020

All green to go, Withlacoochee River 2020-07-18

Update 2020-07-23: Excellent water quality, Withlacoochee River, but raining now 2020-07-22.

We don’t always get zero E. coli on the Withlacoochee River, but when we do, we like it!

That’s zero cfu/100 mL at State Line Boat Ramp Saturday, by WWALS tester Suzy Hall, and zero at FL 6 just above Madison Blue Spring Tuesday by Madison Health. With below 410 (that’s good) everywhere upstream in Valdosta Monday, Wednesday, and Friday results.

Plus, we have good results on the Alapaha River, thanks to WWALS testers Tasha Ekman LaFace and Suzy Hall.

[Green on Swim Guide, Withlacoochee River]
Green on Swim Guide, Withlacoochee River

Yes, even Knights Ferry and Nankin Boat Ramps showed good results all week. We didn’t know that until today, but now we do, thanks to Valdosta PIO Ashlyn Johnson getting those numbers posted about 1PM today. Continue reading

Raffle Kayak Delivered 2020-07-15

On Sunday, July 12, 2020, at the WWALS Annual Member Meeting, Shelby Miller, until that day the newest WWALS Board member (now two more are newer), shook up the box of raffle tickets and, without looking, selected the winner: Dan Bowland, of Valdosta, GA! Shelby called Dan during that zoom meeting, and he was quite surprised.


The following Wednesday, Bobby McKenzie, no longer a Board member but still the Chair of the WWALS Outings Committee, delivered the raffle kayak to Dan. Dan seemed pretty happy that one of the five raffle tickets he got was picked as the winner.

[Dan Bowland]
Dan Bowland

Soon we will raffle off an identical Emotion Stealth 11 Sit-On-Top Kayak with Carlisle Paddle, $600.00 value. How can we do that? Well, we bought two at once to get a discount so we could. That was Bobby McKenzie’s idea.

Every raffle ticket not only gets you a chance to win a kayak, it also helps WWALS advocacy, education, programs, and events. So, thanks, Dan Bowland, for supporting WWALS!

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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