An annual educational adventure and fundraiser for GRN, a statewide river advocacy group, Paddle Georgia is celebrating its tenth year. In the event’s first nine years, organizers have guided more than 2800 paddlers down more than 900 miles of Georgia rivers, including trips on the Chattahoochee, Etowah, Ocmulgee, upper Flint, Coosawattee-Oostanaula, Broad-Savannah, Oconee, Altamaha, and lower Flint rivers. The trips have generated more than $180,000 for river protection in Georgia.
“Last year, the event sold out in less than 24 hours,” said April Ingle, Executive Director of GRN. “The response has been overwhelming. After ten years, it has become a trip that people mark on their calendars and look forward to all year.”