Signs planted near water on Alapaha River Water Trail 2021-01-16

Dan and Dylan Phillips planted posts and later went back and put signs on them for three locations on the Alapaha River Water Trail (ARWT).

[Berrien Beach, Lakeland, Burnt Church, ARWT]
Berrien Beach, Lakeland, Burnt Church, ARWT

They plan to finish planting all of the ARWT at-water signs in Georgia soon. Just in Georgia, because these signs, posts, and related brochures were mostly paid for by a generous grant from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR). We also thank the counties of Berrien, Atkinson, Lanier, Lowndes, and Echols for their support for the ARWT, either through a resolution in support of the ARWT, or through permission to plant signs.

All of these locations have the same top sign for the entire Alapaha River Water Trail:


Each location has a different bottom sign, for that place. This is the one for Berrien Beach Boat Ramp @ GA 168 in Berrien County:


Lakeland Boat Ramp @ GA 122 in Lanier County, just east of Lakeland:


Burnt Church Landing @ GA 135 in Lanier County, south of Lakeland:


You can see all of the at-water signs, for both water trails, here:–drafts-metal-signs

We will get to planting signs for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail (WLRWT) after we finish those for the ARWT.

And no, we haven’t forgotten about ARWT and WLRWT access points in Florida. We have already started discussions with Florida agencies. We do not have a grant for Florida signs, so if you would like to help fund them:

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

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