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Written by Flint Riverkeeper Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday, February 28: Flint River Water Trail Basin Wide Stakeholders Meeting

Learn about the progress being made in the Lower and Upper Sub-Basins and help out your sub-basin leaders by signing up for a committee and assisting with tasks essential to the development of the Flint River Water Trail.

The meeting will be from 1:30pm-3:30pm at the Pope Center at South GA Technical College 900 S Georgia Tech Pkwy, Americus, GA 31709.

Wednesday, March 1: Georgians for Trust Fund Honesty Rally at the State Capitol, Atlanta, GA.

12:00pm-2:00 pm at Liberty Plaza in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information click here.

Saturday, April 22nd: Great American Cleanup

Lee County, Leesburg, and Smithville. The event will include removing trash from public areas including storm ponds, canals and parks, There will be an amnesty day at the landfill in which citizens of Lee County can bring their unwanted items to the dump for free. Also during that day we will be collecting any unwanted prescription drugs (No questions asked) and collecting unserviceable U.S., State, Confederate, or military branch flags. Event starts at 8:00am and should wrap up around noon. Trash bags will be available to volunteers. For more information contact Jim Wright at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 229-344-8034.

Saturday, April 29: 2nd Annual Flint River Rhythm Music Festival at Albany Shrine Club, Albany, GA.

5pm-11pm. Live Music by Stephen Harrell and the Dusty Boots Band, 6-8pm and Relapse, 9-11pm.
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Jayme Smith (229-220-9796 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) about sponsoring. More details coming soon.

Saturday, July 8th: Rivers Alive

Lee County. Volunteers will be traveling the Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creek from one bridge to the next removing trash along the way. Also, looking a few experienced boaters on the Flint too but, can’t send high school kids! We will have a cookout at Chehaw Park with a bluegrass band. Event starts around 8:00am and should end after our lunch at Chehaw Park. Volunteers that sign up two weeks prior to the event will receive a Lee County Rivers Alive shirt and hopefully a newly designed sticker for their boat or cooler. For more information contact Jim Wright at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 229-344-8034.

Friday-Monday, October 6th-9th: 4th

Annual Fall Float on the Flint with Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper. Lower Flint camping and paddling event, Newton, GA. Details coming soon to http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/fallfloat.html

Friday, October 20th: Flint Riverkeeper

Annual Dinner and Auction Event. Join your Flint Riverkeeper at Morgan Farm at Buzzard Roost for a delicious dinner, raffle for an Old Town Next canoe, open bar, live and silent auction, stunning scenery and fantastic conversation. Sponsorship opportunities available and unique auction items are appreciated! Contact Jayme at 229-220-9796 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for donation information. More information coming soon.