Toccoa October Overnighter

Class I-II (III) - Saturday and Sunday, October 23rd and 24th October 23rd and 24th:  2 day trip, with an overnight camping stop in the National Forest, near the Benton MacKaye trail swinging bridge.  We will be camping beside thr river, in the woods, everyone having...

Fall Membership Paddle & Officer Elections – Sunday, October 10, 2021

Come out to the Membership/Officer Election paddle on Sunday October 10, 2021 at 12:00 pm. We will be in front of the NOC Outfitter Pavilion at Powers Island with pizza and soft drinks. PLEASE SIGN UP SO WE KNOW HOW MUCH PIZZA TO PROVIDE! [button...

Southeastern Downriver Championship – Sunday, October 17, 2021

Calling all racers of all skills and boat types and a few good volunteers!

Take Action to Protect the Okefenokee

We have seen firsthand what historically happens once a mining company gets a foothold on an initial parcel of land. For decades, mining heavy-mineral sands for profit has continued to expand from Florida into Georgia, destroying critically important wetlands and...

Fall Membership Paddle & Officer Elections

Sunday, October 10, 2021

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Donate to the GCA River Access Fund

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.