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 by boat the 3 miles of GCA’s adopted section of the Chattooga, from Thrift’s Ferry down to the Hwy. 76. If we have enough volunteers we could also clean 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.
This river section contains 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 will be an optional additional 2 mile class III recreational paddle from Hwy. 76 to Woodall Shoals following the clean-up and liquid refreshments and dinner together nearby that evening. Paddlers in kayaks, open and decked Canadian canoes, or rafts are all very welcome.
Prior registration is requested, but unexpected arrivals will also be welcome. Call, text or email trip coordinator Roger Nott, 678-316-4935, firstname.lastname@example.org.