2014 John Muir Outing: Savannah River Paddle Against Pollution Savannah National Wildlife Refuge
Savannah River Paddle Against Pollution
We’ll start our paddle down tidal section of the Savannah River through the scenic and nearly untouched wilderness of the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge, a birder's delight! After a leisurely and beautiful paddle, our group will emerge from the wilderness toward downtown Savannah, Georgia. Over lunch we will hear from experts about the impact of two major projects on the Savannah River; the Deepening at the Port of Savannah and pollution from two local coal fired power plants- Plant Kraft and Plant McIntosh.
Private cars (participants are encouraged to carpool)
$25 (plus any rental fees)
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Easy/Moderate, easy 11-12 mile down-stream paddle with breaks
THINGS TO BRING
Canoe/Kayak required (Rentals available on "Buy Tickets" page) Life vest required (Included with rentals) Water Snacks Sunscreen Hat Appropriate clothing A change of clothes sealed in a water-tight container Appropriate footwear to protect you from unseen underwater hazards and permit you to walk comfortably on land Towel Fishing equipment (fishing is permitted but you must have proper fishing licenses)
Yes, youth under 18 years of age must be accompanied by adults
Yes, if they like water/being in boats!
A Beyond Coal volunteer will be at the Mill Stone launch site by 8:15 am to assist you in unloading boats
The Sierra Club will provide shuttle service back to this site from our take-out
Lunch will be provided
Seth Gunning and Steve Wagner
To Be Announced
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature's peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves."