Jekyll Island Day Paddle

Explore the tidal creeks and salt marsh of Jekyll Island with us on October 5.

Upper Flint River Paddle

Paddle & camp on the upper Flint River with us on September 28-29!

Bike & Brew with REI

Join us for Mountain Biking 101 on October 6 at the beautiful Chattahoochee River Nat’l Rec Area.


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Experience. Love. Conserve.
This is your Georgia, explore it with the Georgia Conservancy.

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During the next 12 months, we will lead 3,500 people on hiking, paddling, camping and service trips to far-flung natural places, all while celebrating conservation, culture, food, music, diversity and family.

We are in the business of conservation, yes, but to succeed, we must also be in the business of love. Love for the rivers, the barrier islands, the marshes, the plains, the canyons and even the urban parks and the cities that surround them.

We want folks breaking bread on Georgia’s riverbanks or singing songs around a campfire, from the mountains through the coastal plain and to our amazing saltwater-marsh and barrier islands.

Our goal is simple: Create a connection between some of Georgia’s most precious places and the people needed to protect them.

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Our 2019 schedule offers Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series trips, Georgia Bucket List Adventures, and Service Weekends in every corner of the state, as well as expanded Day Trips, EcoAddendum Naturalist Outings and REI Adventure Series Trips. Fear of missing out on a great time? Become a Georgia Conservancy supporter to receive notification of trip releases and Georgia Conservancy updates!

Thank you to REI and Patagonia Atlanta 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 Georgia Power, Indian Ridge, the George M. Brown Fund, the Georgia Canoeing Association, SweetWater Brewing Company, Sweet Grass Dairy, Cafe Campesino, Keeping it Wild, ASW Distillery, Whitewater Express, Three Rivers Outdoors, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters, Georgia State Parks, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the National Park Service, Ossabaw Island Foundation, Jekyll Island Authority, Montane Sparkling Water, and the many excellent Riverkeepers across the state of Georgia!


The Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series

Since 2012, the Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series has introduced thousands of people to Georgia's Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Etowah, Flint, Ochlockonee, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Satilla, Savannah, Suwannee, and Yellow rivers, as well as Ebenezer and Spring Creeks. Many of the paddle trips are hosted over a full weekend and include the opportunity for camping, hiking and live music.

Service Weekends

The Georgia Conservancy offers a number of opportunities throughout the year that provide participants with the chance to both explore and give back to some of our state's most precious places. Our 2019 Service Weekend schedule includes trips to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ossabaw Island State Heritage Preserve and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve.

Georgia Bucket List Adventures

Our Bucket List Adventures introduce explorers to Georgia's greatest natural treasures and offer exciting and educational experiences that one can remember for a lifetime. Our 2019 Bucket List Adventures include trips to the Cohutta Wilderness Area, Conasauga River, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Jekyll Island, Unicoi State Park, and Cloudland Canyon State Park.

If you have any questions regarding our Stewardship Trips Program, please contact Georgia Conservancy Stewardship Trips Director Clark Harrison at