Rescheduled due to fish kill.
We need volunteers to pick up trash while a few people chainsaw some deadfalls.
We aim to collect the trashjams we didn’t have room for last time, and to chainsaw the remaining Withlacoochee River deadfalls between Sugar Creek and the Little River Confluence. Then we’ll paddle up the Little River to take out at Troupville Boat Ramp.
Unlike last time, we’re scheduling seven hours for the shuttle, for chainsawing and trash collecting, and for the four-mile paddle. With luck, nobody will get stuck this time.
All dependent on the weather, of course. Could be hurricane season finally by then, or could be plenty low to make this easy.
When: 9 AM to 4 PM, Sunday, October 16, 2022
Put In: Meet at the back of the Salty Snapper parking lot, 1405 Gornto Rd, Valdosta, GA 31602.
Take Out: Troupville Boat Ramp
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat, paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Especially drinking water.
Also gloves, trash pickers, nets, and trash bags: this is a cleanup. If you’ve got a small boat you can tow behind you as a trash barge, that would also be very useful.
And a chainsaw if you have one and know how to use it. Sawzalls and handsaws are also useful for smaller branches.
Free: This outing is free because it is a cleanup.
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Duration: 7 hours
Paddle: 4 miles, 5 hours.
Shuttle: 4.5 miles, 20 minutes.
This outing includes the traditional WWALS shuttle. Everybody takes their boats to the put-in, most people drive to the take-out, and the drivers pile into one or two vehicles and go back to the put-in.
Host: Phil Hubbard
Contact: John S. Quarterman
Gauge: Valdosta Gauge, US 41 (North Valdosta Road), Withlacoochee River, USGS 02317755. Highest safe 12.7 feet, 123 NAVD. Lowest boatable 3.5 feet, 113.8 NAVD.
Backup: in case of high or low water is: Cancel
More: For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see the WWALS outings web page, https://wwals.net/outings/. WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.
-jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®
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