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Confluence Newsletter
July 2010
In This Issue

Paddle GA 2010: One More Great Time on the Broad and Savannah Rivers
Save the Date: Shoals of Time, Warrenton, GA

Upcoming Events and Conferences
Join Gean

Become A River Partner

Paddle GA 2010: One More Great Time on the Broad and Savannah Rivers

group-at-uchee-creek.jpg"Another Paddle Georgia has come and gone–building now on six years of memories, more than 600 miles of rivers, some 1800 smiling faces and more than $85,000 for river protection in Georgia. 
They say a picture is worth a thousand words so this year’s post Paddle Georgia blog post by Joe Cook is just that–pictures that prompt words. The first Paddle Georgia in 2005, back in the day when I was still shooting film cameras, I didn’t get to see images from the trip until a week later. Now, in the digital age, I re-lived these photographic memories each night of the trip. I suppose the advantage is that I’ve had ample time to ruminate on the images and the stories they tell." 
Read more of this blog post - re-live the trip via Joe Cook’s excellent summary of the trip in stories and pictures and Ben Emanuel’s entertaining daily blogs and pics from the trip at: (photo credit: Joe Cook)

To re-live some of the moments through newspaper and other media reports visit  

Paddle Georgia Sponsors
Presenting Sponsor - Georgia Power

River Runner Sponsors  - Hennessey Land Rover

River Rapids Sponsors - Inkhead Promotional Products, International Paper, REM, CYA Agency Inc., Mohawk, Patagonia, Kettle Foods, Outside World

Contributing Sponsors - Burt’s Bee, Café Campesino, China Clay Producers, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nature Valley, Oglethorpe Power, Old Town, REI, The Rain Barrel Company, Sahale Snacks, Stream Techs  

Supporting Sponsors - Aurum Studio Jewelry, Barberitos, Bass Pro Shops, Bending Branches, Current Designs, Daily Groceries Co-Op, DePalma’s, Georgia Aquarium, Locos Grill and Pub, Menasha Ridge Press, Satisfactory, Subway, The Foundry Park Inn and Spa, The National, Tom’s of Maine, We-no-nah 

Partners  - Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, Savannah Riverkeeper, Broad River Watershed Association, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Georgia Project Wet, Georgia Canoeing Association, American Canoe Association, Army Corps of Engineers

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Save the Date: Shoals of Time Event in Warrenton, GA

“Shoals of Time: Celebrating 237 Years of History on the Ogeechee River”
Book Launch for Bartram’s Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South
and The Flower Seeker, Hosted by Georgia River Network and Ogeechee Riverkeeper
Home of Missy Garner, Ogeechee River Mill

Saturday, September 11, 2010
12:00 Noon – 4:00 pm

Enjoy a day at the historical Ogeechee River Mill near Warrenton, Georgia

Picnic: Bring your own picnic
Book Signing and Meet the Authors:
Dorinda Dallmeyer, Phil Williams, Janisse Ray, Roger Pinckney, John Lane, Thomas Rain Crowe, Gerald Thurmond, Philip Juras, Dixon Bynum, Doug Davis, Thomas Hallock, Whit Gibbons
Kayaking: Bring your own kayak or canoe for a trip on the Ogeechee River
Tour of Ogeechee River Mill: Ogeechee River Mill Cornmeal & Hushpuppy mix will be for sale
Camping under the stars (bring your own tent)
Gathering at the firepit for marshmallow roast

Sierra Nevada Beer Brewing Co.

Cost: $15 per person, kids 12 and under free
Includes 1 year membership to Georgia River Network and Ogeechee Riverkeeper
Bartram’s Living Legacy: the Travels and the Nature of the South can be purchased onsite for
$44 (hardback) & $22 (softback)
The Flower Seeker can be purchased onsite for
$80 Special Edition, $44 (hardback) $20 (softback)

Additional details at

RSVP by September 3, 2010
Rain or Shine Friday June 25, 2010 (the ending day of Paddle Georgia 2010) 

Upcoming Events and Conferences

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