A leisurely paddle on the WIthlacoochee River after it tests clean from the recent Valdosta sewage spill. It may help resolve the problem of such spills causing stigma all the way down the rivers to the Gulf, by showing rains do eventually clean the rivers.
Take Out at the historic Spook Bridge. Thanks to The Langdale Company for access through their private property to Spook Bridge for this outing and for water quality testing.
Bring: the usual personal flotation device, boat paddles, food, drinking water, warm clothes, and first aid kit. Also trash pickers and trash bags: every WWALS outing is also a cleanup.
Shuttle distance: 24 miles. Shuttle duration: 30 minutes
This outing includes the traditional WWALS shuttle. Everybody takes their boats to the put-in, most people drive to the take-out, and the drivers pile into one or two vehicles and go back to the put-in.
This paddle was requested by incoming Valdosta Mayor Scott James. Lowndes County Chairman Bill Slaughter hopes to attend. All elected officials, especially in Lowndes and Brooks Counties, Georgia, and Hamilton and Madison Counties, Florida, are invited to paddle with us, and of course upstream in Cook, Colquitt, Berrien, and Tift Counties, and downstream in Suwannee County and everywhere else.
This outing is free to WWALS members, and $10 (ten dollars) for non-members. We will waive the fee for elected officials. We recommend you support the work of WWALS by becoming a WWALS member today!