Middle Ocoee (Class III) / Sunday, July 18th

Come have some Class III FUN on the Middle Ocoee, Sunday, July 18th. The Ocoee is a step up from some of our other local rivers. If you have not paddled with Jay or the Ocoee previously, DO NOT RSVP before talking with Jay. Text him at 404-713-7586. No last minute...

28th Annual GCA Chattooga River Cleanup

We will meet at 9:45 a.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the US Forest Service Chattooga River parking lot at the northeast corner of the US Hwy. 76 Chattooga River bridge. We will first clean the access area there and at Trift’s Ferry Landing on foot. We will then clean...

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Roger Nott – Lifetime Contributor Award

(Above)Roger on Dicks Creek near Dahlonega "I joined GCA in the Spring of 1974, have been on the Board since November 1978 when I was appointed Exploration Chairman, was President in 1981-3, and was...

28th Annual GCA Chattooga River Cleanup

Saturday, June 26, 2021

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With the Covid-19 (coronavirus) situation unfolding, the GCA will either cancel or postpone upcoming events as needed in accordance with the newest official guidelines. Our plan is to announce changes approximately 14 days in advance. Thank you for your patience and stay safe, everyone.

There is no more beautiful paddle in the world than the Okefenokee Swamp but the swamp is in grave danger.

Donate now to stop a proposed titanium mine at the swamp’s border and protect it from future development!  ACT NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!

HOW TO DONATE

The first $1,000 in total contributions will be matched by the GCA.  Please donate below in $1 increments. Example:  Enter 10 for a $10 contribution.



  • Twin Pines Minerals, an Alabama mining company, proposes to build a mine on the edge of the Okefenokee Swamp that would create unknown risks to the water level in the swamp and, for certain, create noise, light and air pollution.  For more information, click on this link:  Mine Threatens Okefenokee Swamp
  • With recent changes to the Federal Clean Water Act, Federal environmental organizations have lost their ability to stop the mine. So it is up to the state of Georgia and the efforts of environmental groups and individuals to save the swamp.
  • GCA is a member of the Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) which is advocating before the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Division to deny the necessary permits for the mine.
  • GWC’s campaign involves developing a local groundswell of opposition to the mine and funding is needed to support this effort. For more information or to participate directly with GWC, contact Dan MacIntyre at dmacintyre4@gmail.com.
  • The GCA Board has authorized a $1,000 contribution to GWC from the River Protection Fund.
  • GCA will also match the first $1,000 in total contributions received, dollar for dollar.  ACT NOW TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT!  FURTHER ACTION IS NEEDED –The Georgia Water Coalition (GWC) has a long history of representing Georgia’s waters in matters before the state of Georgia.   GWC has formed a committee to advocate before Georgia DNR and EPD to deny permits necessary for the mine.  This involves contacting Georgia Officials (the Governor and the members of the Board of Natural Resources).

    If you have any ability to contact GOVERNOR KEMP, any of his MAJOR DONORS, or members of the GEORGIA BOARD OF NATURAL RESOURCES, please email Dan MacIntyre at dmacintyre4@gmail.com.