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Confluence Newsletter
March 2015
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Paddle Georgia Registration - Spaces for Thru Paddlers
Hidden Gems Paddle Dates - Save the Date
Chattahoochee River User's Guide Available!
Paddle Georgia Internship
Donor Will Match Your Gift to GRN
Wish List
1% for the Planet
Get GRN News in our RSS Feed


Paddle Georgia Registration

Paddle Georgia 2015 registration is open.  Paddle Lite is sold out, but we still have space for thru paddlers.  Paddle Georgia will be held June 20-26 on the Ogeechee River. Visit http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/pgregister.html for details.

Thru-Paddler 2015 Registration Fees
$425 Adults
$230 Children (8-17)
$30 Children (7 & under)


Hidden Gems Paddle Dates - Save the Date

Save the date for excursions to rediscover some of the hidden gems on Georgia’s waterways. Each one-day river trip includes lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from natural history and water quality testing to cultural history and river cleanups.

May 17: Middle Oconee River – Bubbling Shoals, Rocky Outcrops & Historic Mills - Paddle along one of the Classic city’s secluded gems.

Aug 22: South River – From Urban Wasteland to Wet & Wild Oasis - Go with the flow and explore this nearly forgotten beauty.

Nov 14: Ochlockonee River – Tea-Stained Waters, Cypress Knees & Rich Wildlife Diversity - Discover this majestic river in the Red Hills of Southwest Georgia.


Chattahoochee River User's Guide Available

coverimageThe Chattahoochee River User’s Guide, the latest in a series of river guides from Georgia River Network and the University of Georgia Press, traces the 430-mile course of the Hooch from its headwaters at a spring on Coon Den Ridge near Jacks Knob in northeastern Georgia to its confluence with the Flint River where they form the Apalachicola River. The Georgia River Network guides provide many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life these rivers’ cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways. Click here to purchase and learn more.


Paddle Georgia Internship

Click here for the internship description.


Donor Will Match Your Gift to GRN

Georgia River Network has exciting news to share; thanks to an incredibly generous matching donation, together we can triple your donation and the impact on protecting all of Georgia’s rivers. Here’s how it works: when you sign up for a new monthly recurring donation, a generous anonymous donor will match your initial gift 200%. For example, if you sign up to give $15 a month, our matching donor will give GRN $30 a month for the rest of our fiscal year. We know that healthy rivers throughout Georgia are important to you and we are grateful for your past support. We hope you will consider taking advantage of this great matching opportunity that will make a significant impact for river protection.

It only takes a few minutes to set up a recurring donation. Click here or go to our website (www.garivers.org) and click on our large red donate button.  Then select the amount you want to give monthly (or type it in the “other” section) and then select “Monthly” under donation frequency. Provide your payment information and you’re done. One donation, three times the impact!

Thank you for making all of Georgia’s rivers a priority in 2015, and remember, YOUR RIVERS are our #1 priority. You can easily and quickly make a donation at our website – www.garivers.org. Just click the big red DONATE button in the top right hand corner.


Wish List

GRN is looking for the following new or gently used items for our office: a picnic table or concrete outdoor patio set, a vacuum cleaner, rolls of Forever stamps, a conference table, canoes and kayaks (sit on top kayaks, receation kayaks, tandem kayaks, and canoes - in good shape), and a covered trailer. Email info@garivers.org or call 706-549-4508 if you would like to donate any of these items.


1% For the Planet Partner

Georgia River Network is a 1% for the Planet non-profit partner. Over 1200 companies are giving 1% of their profits to organizations in the network that are committed to creating a healthy planet.  Learn more at www.onepercentfortheplanet.org


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