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Statenville Boat Ramp on GA-DNR agenda 2021-09-28

For years, there has been talk of a second Alapaha River boat Ramp in Echols County, maybe at Mayday on Howell Road.

The agenda for next Tuesday’s GA-DNR board meeting got my hopes up.

E. Land Committee
b) Approval to enter into an agreement with Echols County to lease the 2.2± acres, Echols County Boat Ramp

[DNR Board, Statenville Boat Ramp]
DNR Board, Statenville Boat Ramp

I called the Echols County Commission office. They have a new County Administrator, Laura Levesque.

She told me she is from Echols County, back after a long career in the Navy, which involved quite a bit of administration. Apparently she is also President of Echols Support Services, Inc., which has an office in Valdosta.

Echols County Administrator Laura Levesque says there is no new boat ramp, but periodically the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) renews a lease for the county to do work at Statenville Boat Ramp. That’s a GA-DNR boat ramp on GA 94 just west of Statenville.

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