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« on: September 02, 2009, 06:41:38 PM »

Chattahoochee Wilderness Society and Friends of the Chattahoochee River Rivers Alive Palisades Clean Up
Sunday, September 13, 2009 
9:00 A.M. to Noon   

Description: RIVER TEAM - Bring your own canoe or kayak and join us for a float to clean up the Palisades section of the Chattahoochee River.  There are three mild class 1.5 rapids suitable for beginners along this part of the river.  We will collect trash along the three mile section of river from Powers Island to Paces Mill.  Created by the geologic action of the Brevard Fault, the river, and the effects of weather; this rugged and beautiful section of the river is habitat to an extraordinary array of wildlife and late summer wildflowers.  This will be a great trip for butterflies as well. We will drop off trash at Devilís Stair Step Beach (Diving Rock), Whitewater Creek, and Paces Mill.

LAND TEAM - One team will collect trash in the East Palisades from Whitewater Creek parking area upstream and another team will collect in the West Palisades walking in from the Akers Drive parking area.

Meeting Location:  All participants will meet at Powers Island, 5862 Interstate North Pkwy., Sandy Springs, Georgia 30328 at 9:00 am.  We will have a buffet breakfast for early arrivers starting at 8:30 am. 

All teams will receive trash bags.  All participants must sign a rivers alive waiver. After the assignment and safety meeting, Land teams will proceed to their areas and river team members will quickly unload all of their equipment.  We will then take the majority of the vehicles to Paces Mill and shuttle the drivers back to Powers Island.
Bring:  Sunscreen, a hat, rain jacket, snacks, work gloves and water should be brought along.  Bring a day pack or other bag to secure items inside your boat.  Land team members should wear sturdy hiking/work shoes and dress for the weather. 
$3.00 daily parking pass or annual parking pass needed.

Facilities:  Restrooms are located at Powers Island, Devilís Stair Step Beach (across from Diving Rock), and Paces Mill.
Difficulty:  Easy paddling suitable for beginners, but persons must have basic canoeing or kayaking skills and experience paddling on a river.  Walking at Whitewater creek is easy and level.  Walking at West Palisades Easy is moderate to moderately difficult.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED:  Email to  (Thre is an emial address here - move your cursor over the gap.).

Free Rivers Alive tee shirts to the first 40 persons to register.  Additional tee shirts may be ordered at a small cost; $3.09.

Friends of the Chattahoochee River; Post Office Box 768352; Roswell, Georgia 30076
Friends of the Chattahoochee River is a non-profit (501-c-3), volunteer organization promoting the awareness and appreciation of the resources of the river corridor through education and first hand experiences to result in informed decisions and responsible actions toward the protection of those resources.

Rich Reaves
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