January will be six years since SRWMD and SJRWMD passed the
North Florida Regional Water Supply Plan (NFRWSP), mostly ignoring
input from interested parties.
It’s back for renovations, with public comment at the end of the workshops.
Maybe you’d like to attend and comment, or send them written comments.
When: 2 PM, Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Put In: District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak, FL 32060
Figure C3: Aquifer surface change due to withdrawals in north Florida and south Georgia
Tickets for the Refuge fee:
Because of the time change from DST to EST, the sun will set at 5:30 PM,
so Shirley has moved the gather and launch times an hour earlier,
to “give everyone time to get to Floyd’s and set up camp before it gets dark.
Saturday we will be on the water by 9 a.m. so come early enough (8 AM) to have your boat loaded. Remember to have a bow line on your kayak to tie off at Minnie’s Shelter, the only rest stop. It may also come in handy if we have to get out and drag through low spots. If we want a campfire, it helps to carry firewood. I’ll bring some that we can divide up and everyone can carry a piece or two.
Sunday will be a leisurely launch time.”
This is primitive, wilderness camping and paddling at its best.
To come on this outing be sure that you are comfortable paddling your loaded boat for 9 miles against a moderate current with only 1 stopping point to get out for a break. Minnie’s Lake platform is the 4 mile lunch stop, then 5 more miles to Floyd’s Island.
Yes, there will be alligators in the heart of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.