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.