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Stewardship Trips

Since 1967, the Georgia Conservancy has been guiding trips across the state that showcase Georgia’s imperiled natural resources and provide the public with the opportunity to advocate for their protection. We use our network of partners and peers to provide access to barrier islands, river systems and nature preserves normally inaccessible or off-limits to the public.

From Cloudland Canyon to Cumberland Island – we hike, paddle and conserve this state!

What started out as a half-dozen trips per year for a handful of Conservancy members has grown into a program that can serve hundreds of people each weekend, many from communities historically excluded from outdoor recreation opportunities. We believe that no matter who you are, or where you're from, getting outdoors in Georgia will make your life better! Everyone is welcome at the Georgia Conservancy! 

Our expanded 2015 schedule offers Service Weekends, "Georgia Bucket List Trips" and Heartland Rivers of Georgia Series paddles in every corner of the state.

Our hand-picked Top 10 Trips of 2015 are available for registration now! The rest of our Stewardship Trips will roll out in seasonal releases across the year. Fear of missing out on a great time? Become a Georgia Conservancy supporter to receive notification of trip releases and Conservancy updates!

Thank you to REI for their leadership and support of the Georgia Conservancy's Stewardship Trips Program! Thank you to the many volunteers and partners who make our trips program possible, especially the Georgia Canoeing Association, SweetWater Brewing Company, Sweet Grass Dairy, Keeping it Wild, Whitewater Express, Three Rivers Outdoors, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters, Georgia State Parks and the many excellent Riverkeepers across the state of Georgia!

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Georgia Conservancy's Top 10 Trips of the year. Scroll down for registration and full schedule.

2015 Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips
Top 10 Trips of 2015 and CI Service Trip Type
Jan. 16 - 18 Special Release - Cumberland Island Service Weekend Service Trip
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1 #1 - Cabretta Beach / Blackbeard Island Adventure GA Bucket List Trip
Feb. 21 #2 - Satilla River Day Paddle Heartland Rivers Paddle
Mar. 20 - 22
#3 - Altamaha River to Sea Paddle
Heartland Rivers Paddle
May 15 - 17
#4 - Augusta Canal Paddle
Heartland Rivers Paddle
Jun. 5 - 7
#5 - Conasauga Snorkel and Mulberry Gap Adventure
GA Bucket List Trip
Jun. 26 - 28
#6 - Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend Retreat
Heartland Rivers Paddle
Jul. 10 - 12
#7 - Len Foote Hike Inn Service Weekend
Service Trip
Aug. 8
#8 - The Grand Columbus Whitewater Paddle
GA Bucket List Trip
Sept. 12 - 13 #9 - Flint River Family Adventure Heartland Rivers Paddle
Nov. 6 - 8 #10 - Ocmulgee River Water Trails Paddle Heartland Rivers Paddle
Date Spring Release - January 21 Trip Type
Apr. 11 Ochlockonee River Paddle at Sweet Grass Dairy Heartland Rivers Paddle
Apr. 24 - 26 Three Rivers Paddle and Broxton Rocks Tour Heartland Rivers Paddle
May 8 - 10 Ogeechee River Paddle and Ossabaw Island Tour Heartland Rivers Paddle
Date Summer Release - May 20 Trip Type
July 11 - 12 Flint River Deluxe Paddle at Montezuma Bluff (Rescheduled) Heartland Rivers Paddle
Jul. 25 Chattahoochee River Paddle at Riverview Landing Heartland Rivers Paddle
Aug. 14 - 16 Cloudland Canyon Adventure Weekend GA Bucket List Trip
Sept. 18 - 20 Ossabaw Island Service Weekend Service Weekend
Oct. 3 Yellow River Day Paddle Heartland Rivers Paddle
Date Fall Release  - July 22 Trip Type
Oct. 9 - 11 Sapelo Island Service Weekend Service Weekend
Oct. 24 - 25 Chattahoochee Hills Paddle + Camp Heartland Rivers Paddle
Nov. 13 - 15 Okefenokee Adventure and Suwannee River Paddle GA Bucket List Trip
Dec. 2 - 6 Cumberland Island Backcountry Service Week Service Week
Dec. 12 Ebenezer Creek Paddle Heartland Rivers Paddle
Day Trip Release - April 2
Apr. 4 Sweetwater Creek State Park Day Hike Day Trip
May 21 Atlanta Beltline Sunset Arboretum Tour w/ Trees Atlanta Day Trip
June 20 Champion Trees of Atlanta Bike Tour w/ Fernbank Day Trip
July 18 Paulding Forest Day Hike and Blueberry Pick Day Trip
Sept. 19 Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area PATH Bike Tour Day Trip
Cambium Member Trips
Feb. 6 - 8 Little St. Simons Island Winter Weekend Cambium Trip
Sept. 18 - 20 Little St. Simons Island Fall Weekend Cambium Trip
Mar. 6 Port of Savannah Tour with Georgia Ports Authority
Cambium Trip
May 2 Panola Mountain State Park Hiking Tour with Becky Kelley Cambium Trip
June 27 Fricks Cave Wine & Cheese Hike with Southeastern Cave Conservancy Cambium Trip
Aug. 14 - 16 Cloudland Canyon Cabins and Adventure Weekend Cambium Trip



Listen to Georgia Conservancy Senior Director of Stewardship and Outreach Bryan Schroeder discuss our Stewardship Trips Program on NPR's WABE Atlanta.

Contact Stewardship Coordinator Ben Fowler at or (404) 876-2900 ext. 111 anytime for questions or details concerning trips or planning your own adventures around Georgia.