Canoochee Cleanup

Volunteer to clean up along the Canoochee River in Evans County this spring. Clean up locations include Rocks River and Brewton Bridge Landings.

Carpooling is encouraged. Bring your own water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes. There are no bathrooms on-site. Pre-registration is required.

Rain date is April 12. Final details will be emailed out a few days prior to the event.

RELEASE: Canoochee Paddle Race opens registration

Contact: Meaghan Walsh Gerard
Communications and Administrative Director

ORK brings the popular event back to Evans County

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (ORK) will host the Canoochee Paddle Race on Saturday, April 13, 2024 in Evans County, Georgia. The race will begin at noon, with fun paddlers to follow.

The race will take place along approximately seven miles of the Canoochee River, from Brewton Bridge to Rocks River Bridge landing. Rocks River Bridge landing will also serve as the headquarters for the awards presentation, winners circle, food vendors, and entertainment. Everyone is welcome to come cheer for the racers and enjoy a day out by the river.

Paddlers of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and canoes are welcome to compete. Non-racing paddlers are also welcome to follow the route after racers have started. Entrants will receive a vessel identifier, map, and official race t-shirt. Registrants will receive packet pick-up information via email. Entry is $50 per person, regardless of racing status.

ORK does not provide vessels or equipment. Personal flotation devices are required for each participant. Entry is limited and pre-registration is required. The deadline to register is Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at noon.

Where: Canoochee River, Evans County
Rocks River Bridge Landing: GPS 32.184196, -81.889276
When: Saturday, April 13, noon. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $50 per person; Free to cheer for the paddlers
Details and registration:

About Ogeechee Riverkeeper: Ogeechee Riverkeeper 501(c)(3) works to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River basin, which includes all of the streams flowing out to Ossabaw Sound and St. Catherine’s Sound. The Canoochee River is about 108 miles long and the Ogeechee River itself is approximately 245 miles long. The Ogeechee River system drains more than 5,500 square miles across 21 counties in Georgia. More at


2024 Canoochee Paddle Race – 04.2024 – Press Release PDF

Images from 2023 Canoochee Paddle Race
Canoochee Paddle Race - 2023

Canoochee Paddle Race

Ogeechee Riverkeeper has made the decision to cancel the 2024 Canoochee Paddle Race.

High water levels are forecasted to flood Rocks River landing, the location for the finish line event area. NOAA river gauges indicate that the Canoochee could rise as high as 10.6 feet at the time of the race.

ORK is disappointed to not be able to celebrate with paddlers and friends this weekend. The event was slated to be a celebration on the river for area residents.

ORK will automatically refund registration fees. ORK will explore options for new date soon.

Staff and volunteers have already put in a great deal of effort to prepare. ORK is grateful for the partners helping to organize and enhance the event.

Thanks to:

Evans County Commissioners, Evans County Sheriff’s Office, Evans County Board of Education, Southeast Adventures, Chris Stalcup, Janet Strozzo Anderson, Picho’s Taco Truck, Road-Tisserie, Norburg Chiropractic, Southeastern Sanitation, and Claxton Poultry