OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER INVITES THE WHOLE FAMILY TO TAKE PART IN THEIR MAY 28TH PADDLE TRIP

OGEECHEE RIVERKEEPER INVITES THE WHOLE FAMILY TO TAKE PART IN THEIR MAY 28TH PADDLE TRIP

SAVANNAH, GA – May 9, 2016 Ogeechee Riverkeeper is reminding paddling enthusiasts of their forthcoming May 28th paddle trip at George L. Smith State Park.  This trip, which is ideal for the whole family, takes paddlers through an enchanting, submerged forest.

Paddle Trip ReminderMeander through an enchanting, submerged forest created by the impoundment of 15-mile Creek (a Canoochee tributary).  One of our easiest paddles, this trip pays huge visual dividends for only a little paddling effort.  Call the park office to reserve a cabin or campsite and make a weekend out of it.  Paddlers will need to bring $5 for a parking pass.  The trip is suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers of all ages and people interested in joining must register at www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org  by 4 p.m. on May 27th as no registrations or rentals will be accepted after the deadline.

All members are encouraged to register and take part in this and other monthly paddle trips at no cost beyond their original membership. Non-members can also experience the beauty of Southern “blackwater” rivers, observe wildlife and enjoy the company of fellow paddlers by becoming a member on Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s website, when registering for a trip.

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. and should bring a lunch and snacks, water bottles, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old sneakers (avoid flip-flops and sandals), and dry bags to store keys and phones.

As part of Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s second annual program, these trips will take place on the fourth Saturday of every month until October and require about three to four hours of paddling plus an hour for lunch and feature a guide who will share knowledge of the locale’s wildlife and nature. There is a small fee for rental boats if paddlers do not have one and outings may be altered due to weather forecasts and/or water levels.  For a full schedule of our monthly trips, visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/events/paddle-trips/.

For more information about the trips, email Demonbreun-Chapman at jesse@ogeecheeriverkeeper.org or call 866-942-6222, ext. 2.

To learn more about Ogeechee Riverkeeper, please visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org   or call (866) 942-6222.

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