30th Annual GCA Chattooga River Cleanup

River: Chattooga River (on GA/SC border)

Contact Email: rogernott@att.net

Contact Phone: (678) 316-4935

Event Date | Time: 06/24/2023 | 09:45 am to 05:00 pm

The 30th Annual GCA Chattooga River Cleanup will be held Saturday, June 24, 2023. This is a fun trip that we will take at a leisurely pace. We will meet at 9:45 a.m. at the US Forest Service Chattooga River parking lot at the northeast corner of the US Hwy. 76 Chattooga River bridge, 7 miles southeast of Clayton, Georgia.
We will first clean the access area there and at Thrift’s Ferry Landing on foot. We will then clean by boat the 3 miles of GCA’s adopted section of the Chattooga, from Thrift’s Ferry down to the Hwy. 76 bridge. If we have enough volunteers we will also clean from the Blue Tag Trail to Thrifts Ferry and perhaps other sections of this beautiful Wild and Scenic River along the Georgia and South Carolina state line between Hwy. 28 and Lake Tugaloo. Volunteers who will not be boating may help by cleaning at the access areas in the morning. The afternoon will be spent on the water, and volunteers must provide their own river craft and equipment, though they may call ahead to reserve possible spaces in rafts or canoes provided by others.
These river sections contain class II and easy class III whitewater and one class IV rapid, Bull Sluice, which can easily be portaged. Prior whitewater experience is necessary if you plan to boat the river.
There may be an optional additional 2 mile class III recreational paddle from Hwy. 76 to Woodall Shoals following the cleanup and complementary liquid refreshments and the opportunity to have dinner together nearby that evening. Paddlers in kayaks, open and decked Canadian canoes, or rafts are all very welcome. Participants paddling should bring their own lunch to be carried on the river.
Prior registration is strongly requested, but unexpected arrivals will also be welcome, including qualified paddlers and land cleaners who are not Georgia Canoeing Association members who obtain prior approval from the trip coordinator. This cleanup is co-sponsored by American Rivers, which supplies our trash bags.
Call, text or email trip coordinator Roger Nott, 678-316- 4935, Link: https://www.gapaddle.com/calendar/#!event/2023/6/24/chattooga-river-cleanup-saturday-june-24-2023-class-ii-easy-iii.

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