2013 John Muir Outing on 4/20 (Smart Energy Committee)
Earth Day Paddle on the Etowah River
Join Georgia Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign on a beautiful 10-mile jaunt down the Etowah River outside Euharlee Georgia on arguably the most scenic stretch of the Etowah in Bartow County. This stretch of river features numerous Native American fish weirs, the Island Ford island complex, a beautiful "rock garden", and has had numerous Otter and Bald Eagles sitings. This section is also highlighted by a large threat to Georgia’s precious water resources:one of the largest carbon polluting coal-fired power plants in the country, Plant Bowen. We will spend the early morning examining the threat of archaic coal-power to Georgia’s beautiful fresh waters, and the afternoon exploring the scenic natural wild river.
Private cars (participants are encouraged to carpool)
$25 (plus any rental fees)
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Easy/Moderate, 10-mile leisurely 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 Rain jacket/pants Appropriate clothing/swim-wear 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, if they like water/being in boats!
A Beyond Coal volunteer will be at the Euharlee Road 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
"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."