Alapahoochee River Cleanup, 2024-07-21

Join us for a river cleanup including many deadfalls, some interesting creeks, an old steel bridge, some rapids, and Turket Creek Waterfall.

Most paddlers will paddle and collect trash, and some of us will have chainsaws.

This is a relatively strenuous paddle, so it is not recommended for beginners. It’s only 2.83 river miles, but it’s jam-packed.

Thanks to Bird Chamberlain, who lives nearby, for leading this outing.

When: Gather 9 AM, launch 10 AM, end 2 PM, Sunday, July 21, 2024

Put In: GA 135 Alapahoochee Landing, Between Jennings, Florida, and Statenville, Georgia, in Echols County, 3/4 mile upstream of the GA-FL line and west of Pear Tree Lane, north side of road, left (west) bank.

GPS: 30.62845, -83.0893

[Alapahoochee River, Cleanup 2024-07-21, GA 135 to, Sasser Landing]
Alapahoochee River, Cleanup 2024-07-21, GA 135 to, Sasser Landing

Take Out: Sasser Landing on the Alapaha River, From Jennings, Hamilton County, FL, travel east on CR 150; cross the Alapaha River; turn left onto NW 72 Court and follow to river.

Bring: Cleanup materials will be provided, but if you’ve got a trash picker, bring it along.
Bring ropes for the front and back of your boat, for lowering down the steep sand slope below the GA 135 bridge, and for hauling over deadfalls and rapids.
Bring the usual water, lunch, and shoes appropriate for sharp rocks.
Everyone in a boat must wear a Personal Floation Device (PFD).

Free: This outing is free to everyone!

We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!


Duration: 5 hours

Paddle: 2.83 miles, 4 hours.

Shuttle: 9 miles round trip, 20 minutes total.
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: Bird Chamberlain

Contact: Bird Chamberlain

[Bird Chamberlain relaxing, 10:28:43, 30.6255192, -83.0894308]
Bird Chamberlain relaxing, 10:28:43, 30.6255192, -83.0894308

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, WWALS members also get an upcoming list in the Tannin Times newsletter.

 -jsq, John S. Quarterman, Suwannee RIVERKEEPER®

You can help with clean, swimmable, fishable, drinkable, water in the 10,000-square-mile Suwannee River Basin in Florida and Georgia by becoming a WWALS member today!