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Riverkeeper sets float trip for Saturday
Riverkeeper Paddle Trip
Kayakers take one of the Ogeechee Riverkeeper float trips last year. - photo by Photo provided.

Ogeechee Riverkeeper will kickoff its 2017 paddle trip season with a 6-mile paddle on the Canoochee River at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Participants can put their boats in the water on Daisy Nevils Highway, two miles north of the intersection with U.S. Highway 280 in Claxton. The trip is anticipated to last until mid-afternoon with a break for lunch.

The Canoochee’s winding blackwater creates a serene and challenging course. Luke Roberson, Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s outreach and water quality specialist, will lead the trip.

“Ogeechee Riverkeeper is thrilled to begin our third annual paddle trip season with this scenic course,” Ogeechee Riverkeeper Emily Markesteyn Kurilla said. “These trips are such an incredible way to get the community interested and involved with our organization.”

Registration is free for members and $35 per person for others. Riverkeeper memberships begin at $35.

Participants should bring lunch/snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old tennis shoes and a dry bag.

The course’s difficulty ranking is beginner to intermediate. Children 12 younger should be accompanied by an experienced paddler.

Registration closes at 4 p.m. Friday. To register or for more information about Ogeechee Riverkeeper, visit or call 866-942-6222.

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