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9th Annual Sweep the Hooch 2019 (Azalea Park, PADDLERS Only)
|Event Location:||Chattahoochee River Park, Azalea Drive|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Apr 6 2019 9:00 am >> Sat, Apr 6 2019 12:00 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Feb 21 2019 12:00 pm|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, Apr 5 2019 9:00 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 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:||5|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 1 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
First of all, I would like to thank Bobby Marie for leading this event for CRK and and gathering Atlanta Outdoor club members every year since the event was first created 9 years ago. He will be missing this year due to travel, so Charles and I will be gathering AOC'ers to help with the paddling site at Azalea. Thank you Bobby!!! Hope to have you back for next years event.
Sweep the Hooch is in their 9th year of gathering volunteers to clean up the Chattahoochee River Basin. This particular AOC posting is to join forces with CRK. It's a BYOB (Bring your own boat), beg, borrow or rent a boat (kayak, canoe or even a SUP). It will be a fun day of paddling, picking up trash, and whatever else we find on the bottom or the shore on Bull Sluice Lake from Azalea Park up.
The paddle itself is 3 miles out and back. We'll be combing the banks and shore areas up and and down both sides of the river and back to Azalea Park. We will meet at Azalea park and paddle out and back from the ramp (No shuttle). It is all flat water on Bull Sluice Lake, which is a wide spot in the Chattahoochee from Azalea Drive Park to Morgan Falls Dam. It's suitable for all levels of experience. Along the way we will pass the side "bays" near the Chattahoochee Nature Center and will then be along the shores of the Gold Branch Unit where we can wave to the walkers and waders cleaning up on shore. We also pass by and under the beautiful rock Bluffs on the South side of the lake.
Our AOC group will be helping along with other groups of volunteers that are going to be walking, wading and paddling all up and down the river. Since we are paddling, we'll be called the "AOC Water Wing"
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Each participant is required to sign the CRK Liability Waiver, which can be found here. This form will be authorized as an electronic signature during the registration process.
Step #2 - You also need to register for the AOC event (below)
If you want to join the paddling group at Azalea and DO NOT have a kayak, canoe, or SUP, you can check out the link below to see if you can rent one. (Your TL's do not have any access to extra boats.)
CRK provides gloves, trash bags, trash removal and recycling (where available), restroom facilities are available at Azalea, and a team lead support.
Be sure to wear long pants, long sleeve shirt & closed-toed shoes (NO FLIP FLOPS). PFD is Required!!
Volunteering is rewarding and a huge passion of ours, so we can hope you can join in the fun.
|How to Get There:|
Google map the address: 205 Azalea Drive, Roswell, GA 30305.
No Parking Fee at the Park!
* We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines while participating in AOC events.
Cancellation/Partial Attendance: Please review the AOC cancellation policy.