Clean Rivers 2023-03-02.
Early takeout for Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle: DeLoach Private Boat Ramp 2023-03-03.
Boats provided by State Line River Outfitters at Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle 2023-03-04.
Good water levels for Mayor and Chairman’s Paddle 2023-02-22.
River Low, Action, and Flood Stages 2023-02-16.
Paddling in the treetops 2023-02-13 and for real two years ago 2021-02-27 2023-02-13.
Don’t worry: the water level should come back down before this year’s paddle date.
Valdosta, Georgia, January 30, 2021 — Join us March 4th for
this annual eleven-mile river paddle, past the future site of
Troupville River Camp and Nature Park, along the west side of the
most populous city in the Suwannee River Basin, past Valdosta’s
clean outfall of its Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant, with
many creeks, oaks, cypresses, pines, fish, turtles, and maybe an
alligator, down to Spook Bridge, so scary it has its own movie.
“Come on down to where I used to fish as a child, and with my
children!” said Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter.
”This event allows our residents to come out and explore the
natural beauties of Lowndes County while enjoying our
“I am excited to partner once again with WWALS, plus this time
with Lowndes County, to show people our fabulous blackwater rivers,
only a few miles from City Hall and VSU,” said Valdosta Mayor
Scott James. “After the largest infrastructure project and
single largest financial commitment in the history of our City was
made toward a completely modern sewer system, we are now exploring
the next phase toward beautifying our area waterways. Council and
City staff will be addressing the most cost effective way to educate
our citizens and eliminate the trash littering our streets that
eventually makes into our creeks and rivers. The fight will begin
with further education of our friends and neighbors combined with
additional focus from City staff and volunteers. I invite everyone
to come out and join us for a day of fellowship on the river!”
“Welcome to this one of our many paddles,” said WWALS
Executive Director Gretchen Quarterman. “We have at least one
daytime river paddle a month, in Florida or Georgia, plus an evening
Full Moon paddle at Banks Lake, near Lakeland, GA. If you’re ill in
any way, please stay home.”
Paddlers on the Withlacoochee River, Photo: John S. Quarterman 2022-02-19
Come as early as 8 AM, Saturday, March 3, 2023, to Troupville Boat
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