First time we were a dignitary in the parade at the 40th Annual Hahira Honeybee Festival.
Here’s a video Gretchen took:
Suwannee Riverkeeper towing the WWALS parade float
at the Hahira Honeybee Festival 2021-10-02
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for WWALS Watershed Coalition (WWALS),
Many thanks to Bobby McKenzie for bringing most of the kayaks, the two water trail road signs, and helping hang them and the banners on the kayak rack. Special thanks for bringing his children Eliza and Evan McKenzie to walk in the parade.
Eliza McKenzie with the float, and Bobby McKenzie far right, talking to people.
Thanks to Helen Crowley and Lindsey Phillips for helping Gretchen Quarterman at the WWALS booth.
We reminded everyone to help Suwannee Riverkeeper save the Okefenokee Swamp from a proposed titanium strip mine.
Hahira is between Folsom Bridge Landing on the Little River and Hagan Bridge Landing on the Withlacoochee River, so we gave out quite a few z-fold brochures for the Withlacoochee and Little River Water Trail.
It’s not very far from Lakeland Boat Ramp on the Alapaha River, so we also gave out many brochures for the Alapaha River Water Trail.
We invited everybody to the River and Creek Cleanup this Saturday, October 9, 2021.
And to the WWALS Boomerang paddle race, Saturday, October 23, 2021, at State Line Boat Ramp: three miles into Florida and back up into Georgia.
For more WWALS outings, see https://wwals.net/outings/.
WWALS members get a list of upcoming outings in the membership newsletter, Tannin Times.
Many of the festival-goers had never heard of us or any of these topics, and now they have: that’s why we go.
We also saw many members and people who may now become members, and took donations for some kayak raffle tickets. You can get your tickets online!
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
You can join this fun and work by becoming a WWALS member today!