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Rivers Alive - Olde Rope Mill Park
|Event Location:||Olde Rope Mill Park in Woodstock, GA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 17 2015 9:00 am >> Sat, Oct 17 2015 1:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, Aug 24 2015 10:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Oct 16 2015 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||4 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D2: Easy to Moderate|
|Trip Leader(s):||Paula Schubert|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||30|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||18 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
For the past 7 years, I've participated in Rivers Alive at different cleanups around Cherokee county and Woodstock. Each time I've gathered a group of AOC'ers to join me in the cleanup efforts organized by the Cherokee County Water & Sewer Authority, Upper Etowah River Alliance, The City of Woodstock, and The City of Holly Springs. This year I'm helping out Woodstock again.
Why the town of Woodstock you ask?
Olde Rope Mill Park is actually home to some amazing bike/hike trails. The park lies on the banks of Little River, which offers kayak/canoe opportunities and as well as a pathway to Toonigh falls, Blankets Creek and Lake Alltatoona. Woodstock is also my hometown. :-) So there you have it!!! I hold this area near and dear to my heart and I love helping to protect it's beauty.
So if you join me, which I hope you do, we'll meet by the pavillion at Olde Rope Mill Park. We'll clean up the park primarly by land, but if water levels permit, I'll ask for kayaks and canoes to help as well. The official event starts at 9am and goes until 1 pm. There's plenty of free parking.
Cleanup by land: We'll comb the riverbanks of Little River on both sides of Olde Rope Mill Park.
Cleanup by boat: (Water levels permitting) This would be a BYOB(oat) effort. Those in boats (kayaks or canoes) will go as far upstream and downstream as we can.
Snacks and water will be available during the clean-up. Please bring a reusable bottle to fill.
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers after the clean-up.
|How to Get There:|
Directions to Olde Rope Mill Park:
From I-575- Traveling North
From I-575 - Traveling South
This is primarily a land based cleanup, but if water levels cooperate, then we'll cleanup on the water well.
If water levels permit, then boats (Kayaks and canoes) are welcome. Your TL will update you on river conditions closer to do the date. Please let me know in the notes section of registration whether you would be helping with water clean up if water levels permit.
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