Meeting Program: “Apalachicola RiverTrek 2012“

 

Meeting Program: “Apalachicola RiverTrek 2012“

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apalachicola is one of Florida’s most dynamic rivers, the only Florida waterway to emerge from the Appalachian Mountains. It has the largest volume of water flow of any Florida river  and supports an incredible number of unique plants and animals, not to mention those sumptuous oysters in Apalachicola Bay. But in recent years, the river and bay have been starved of fresh water by Alabama and Georgia, causing the near collapse of the bay’s oyster fishery and the loss of an estimated four million tupelo gum trees in the river floodplain. Author Doug Alderson will discuss these issues and more, and will show  photos from the recent high profile Apalachicola RiverTrek, a five-day paddling journey on the entire river.

Information contact: Holly Parker (850) 567-3393.

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  • Toni C.

    Another great meeting program with good people in attendance.

    March 13, 2013

  • Ray C.

    The room was filled with over 50 people tonight. Doug Alderson began by introducing Rob Diaz (Documentary film producer with WFSU) and played a video of the the RiverTrek 2012 adventure. An enjoyable and informative video clip. Then Doug took back over and explained the trip, the history, and present day "River". Talked about the purpose of RiverTrek - bringing attention to the problem - water shortage and natural phenomena. Thanks Doug and FTA for another great program.

    1 · March 12, 2013

  • Richard S.

    Awesome, informative presentation!

    March 12, 2013

  • Mary E.

    Looking forward to an interesting story!

    March 12, 2013

  • Ray C.

    Can't wait to hear of his adventure on the Apalachicola River.

    March 11, 2013

  • Kent W.

    I will likely be late due to a Partnership for the National Trails System Executive Committee meeting conference call.

    March 6, 2013

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