SAVANNAH, GA – May 30, 2017 – Ogeechee Riverkeeper will set off on their June paddle trip at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Morgan’s Bridge, on Highway 204, one mile west of the Old River Road intersection.

This trip, which is an intermediate difficulty level, will take paddlers through some of the Ogeechee’s more labyrinthian passages and end at the historic Savannah-Ogeechee Canal. The canal was completed in 1830 and opened to transport in 1831 becoming an important facet in the South Georgia economy at the time.

Luke Roberson, Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s outreach and water quality specialist, will lead this trip. Participants should bring lunch/snacks, water bottle(s), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old tennis shoes (flip-flops and sandals are not recommended), and a dry bag or way to store personal items. Paddlers will also need to bring $3 for admission to the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal.

“We are really looking forward this trip,” Roberson said. “Not only for the opportunity to soak up all of the beauty and scenery this route has to offer, but also for the history associated with the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal. This is sure to be a memorable paddle trip for our organization.”

Registration for non-members costs $35 per person while Ogeechee Riverkeeper members are invited to join these paddles at no cost. Ogeechee Riverkeeper memberships begin at the individual level of $35. To learn more or to become a member, please visit our website.

Registration for this guided paddle trip closes at 4 p.m. Friday, June 23. To register for this trip or for more information about Ogeechee Riverkeeper, please visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org or call 866-942-6222.

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