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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.


DATE Saturday, April 20th
TIME 9:00am - 4:00pm
LOCATION Euharlee-Road Launch-site (Map:
TRANSPORTATION Private cars (participants are encouraged to carpool)
SUGGESTED DONATION $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)
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 
Fishing equipment (fishing is permitted but you must have proper fishing licenses)
DOG FRIENDLY Yes, if they like water/being in boats!
SPECIAL NOTES 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
OUTING LEADER Martin McConaughy 
FEATURED SPEAKER Joe Cook of the Coosa River Basin Initiative
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"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."
- John Muir
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