Come experience one of our biggest local assets with Gretchen: our local rivers and lakes! Last year Gretchen won a prize for Best Swimmer, although they called it Solo Female Kayak Winner. This year you can float leisurely, or you can race to the finish.
9:30AM to 1:00PM Saturday March 22, 2014 at Reed Bingham State Park between Adel and Moultrie on the Little River, it’s the Second annual BIG Little River Paddle Event, a fundraiser for nonprofits Friends of Reed Bingham State Park and WWALS Watershed Coalition. Registration (online or mail in the form, or at the event) is $25 per boat until March 15th, and $30 after that.
This is a scenic three mile flatwater paddle on the Little River from Red Roberts landing (at Rountree Bridge, 31 11 32.05 N 83 31 13.25 W) in the north end of the park, to the boat ramp on the Colquitt Co. side of the park lake (park map).
We need to conserve our waterways because living waterways are good not only for forests and wildlife, but also for the economy of Lowndes County, the population center of our region. And to prevent excess runoff that contributes to flooding at Valdosta’s Withlacoochee Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP): the Little River joins the Withlacoochee River soon above the WWTP. And for recreation. And to preserve our drinking water source, the fragile karst limestone Floridan Aquifer that underlies this whole region.
Disclosure: Gretchen Quarterman is a board member of WWALS Watershed Coalition, Inc. As a 501(c)(3) path nonprofit, WWALS cannot endorse political candidates, but Gretchen endorses WWALS and its work to conserve the Willacoochee, Withlacoochee, Alapaha, and Little River Systems watershed in south Georgia and north Florida through awareness, environmental monitoring, and citizen advocacy.