On the Scott James radio show Tuesday, he and Suwannee Riverkeeper talked about the WWALS Boomerang paddle race, coming up tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 22, 2022, at State Line Boat Ramp.
Suwannee Riverkeeper will talk about the WWALS Boomerang paddle race on Scott James Talk 92.1 FM radio tomorrow morning, Tuesday, 8:30 AM.
Read all about this race from Georgia into Florida and back again on the Withlacoochee River:
Friday morning, February 18, 2022, at 8:00 AM, Suwannee Riverkeeper will be on Scott James Talk 92.1 FM radio, about the annual 11-mile Chairman and Mayor’s Paddle, this Saturday, February 19th, on the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers.
We’ll also talk about how you can ask Georgia statehouse members to pass HB 1289 to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining, while you can ask the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to stop a strip mine far too near the Okefenokee Swamp, and ask GA-EPD to stop that second wood pellet plant in Adel while you’re at it.
We’ll mention the trash situation of Sugar Creek and the Withlacoochee River.
When: 8:00 AM, Friday, February 18, 2022
Listen: Continue reading
Update 2022-01-19: Changed to 8:30 AM.
Thursday morning at
8AM 8:30 AM, Suwannee Riverkeeper will be on Scott James Talk 92.1 FM radio, about the annual 11-mile
Chairman and Mayor’s Paddle on the Little and Withlacoochee Rivers coming up in a week,
the trash situation of Sugar Creek and the Withlacoochee River,
and how you can
ask the Georgia Environmental Protection Division to stop a strip mine far too near the Okefenokee Swamp,
and ask GA-EPD to stop that second wood pellet plant in Adel while you’re at it.
8 AM 8:30 AM, Thursday, January 20, 2022
Listen: Over the air, or through the radio show’s own website, or through any of several online listening services.
For more WWALS outings and events as they are posted, see Continue reading
That titanium strip mine too near the Okefenokee Swamp is still in permitting, as Scott James and I discussed on his radio show Monday morning; here’s video. You can help stop that mine.
There’s serious doubt about the legitimacy of the decision last October by the Army Corps of Engineers to abdicate responsibility, since a District Court revoked last year’s EPA decision that the Corps used to decide. Meanwhile, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD) has five permit applications from those Alabama coal miners, Twin Pines Minerals LLC. For details, see Mining moratorium: NWPR WOTUS and Army Corps on Okefenokee mine site –WWALS to EPD 2021-09-27.
You can ask GA-EPD for a moratorium on all mining,
until the effects of that District Court decision get sorted out,
or to deny the permits for that mine,
or at the very least to examine the permits very thoroughly and produce the equivalent of the Environmental Impact Statement that the Corps should be working on.
And don’t forget the WWALS Boomerang paddle race tomorrow morning,
Saturday, October 23, 2021, from Georgia into Florida and back!
On his radio show Monday morning, Scott James and I talked about the WWALS Boomerang paddle race, coming up this Saturday, 9AM, October 23, 2021, at State Line Boat Ramp, aka Madison Highway Boat Ramp or Mozell Spells or GA 31 Ramp or CR 145 Bridge Launch. We’ll paddle downstream into Florida and back up into Georgia! Food, drink, and a silent auction. Fun for the whole family.
The overall winner wins a $100 First Prize. Others will win in many categories.
Tickets for this WWALS fundraiser are available online or at the event.
Registration opens at 9AM, where you can say whether you want to paddle 1, 2, or 3 miles downstream, and the same back up.
Everything about the Boomerang is here:
Below are links to each of the video segments about the Boomerang on the radio, followed by a WWALS video playlist. Continue reading
This Sunday, paddle out with us to see the sun set and the moon rise, with bats, in the Banks Lake Full Sturgeon Moon Paddle!
It’s only $10 for non-members, and free to non-members, as Scott James reminded us on his radio show last week.
With free boat rental, thanks to the Lakeland-Lanier County Chamber of Commerce.
And WWALS membership is only $25 for individuals or $40 for a family.
For more details of this evening paddle just west of Lakeland, Georgia, see: https://wwals.net/?p=56344
Tickets are $10 online or $12 at the door, for the Suwannee Riverkeeper Songwriting Contest, coming up at 7PM this Saturday, August 21, 2021, at the Turner Center Art Park in Valdosta, Georgia. Scott James and I discussed it on his radio show a week ago: Nine finalists, three singing judges, and this year’s Master of Ceremonies is Big Country Wes James of WAAC Rivers Radio.
Get tickets to the Songwriting Contest here:
Here are links to each video segment about the Contest, followed by a WWALS video playlist: Continue reading
The Salty Snapper pop-up paddle
this Saturday may be a bit truncated, due to water levels getting low.
We may paddle only from Langdale Park Boat Ramp to the Salty Snapper,
because the second leg on to Troupville Boat Ramp is getting too low.
Expedition leader Bobby McKenzie will post updates on the
and the meetup,
and we’ll blog final status before the paddle.
Bobby’s out paddling the route right now.
Follow this link for other details on this outing:
Looks like you can shuttle by scheduling with the new
Valdosta on-demand minibus transit service
for a $2 ride back from the Salty Snapper to Langdale Park Boat Ramp.
Tuesday morning, Suwannee Riverkeeper was talking about this paddle with Scott James on his 92.1 FM radio show.
Here’s a WWALS video playlist:Continue reading
It was good to talk about the Banks Lake Full Wolf Moon Paddle this Thursday, and the Mayor’s Paddle coming up in two weeks, Monday morning on Scott James Talk 92.1 FM radio. We also talked about water trails and water quality testing.
Remember, you can ask the Georgia governor and other elected and appointed officials to stop a strip mine far too near the Okefenokee Swamp, and ask him to stop that wood pellet plant in Adel while you’re at it.