Upcoming Stewardship Trips

 


January 12-14

Cumberland Island Service Weekend

Explore Cumberland Island National Seashore and work hard to restore the island's trail system and beaches which were damaged and littered with debris from Hurricane Irma.


 
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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 underutilized, stunning natural places and the people we need to help us protect them.

Tentative 2018 Stewardship Trips Schedule

 

January 12-14

Cumberland Island Service Weekend

* Registration opens 12/1/17

February 23-25

Satilla River Weekend Paddle

* Registration opens 12/15/17

March 23-25

Altamaha River to Sea Paddle

* Registration opens 12/15/17

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March 10

Bike & Brew with REI

* Registration opens 12/15/17

 
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March 31

PaddleFest with REI at Stone Mountain

* Registration opens 12/15/17

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April 6-8

Flint River Paddle at Rocky Bend Retreat
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April 14-15

Women's Campout at Unicoi with REI
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April 21

Augusta Canal Day Paddle
 
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May 4-6

Ogeechee River Paddle & Ossabaw Tour
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May 18-20

Three River Paddle & Broxton Rocks Tour
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June 1-3

Spring Creek Weekend Paddle
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June 8-10

Conasauga River & Cohutta Adventure
 
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July 13-15

Len Foote Hike Inn Service Weekend
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July 21

Etowah River Day Paddle
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July 28

Women's Beginning Fly Fishing
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August 3-5

Cloudland Canyon Adventure
 
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September 8-9

Flint River Family Adventure
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September 14-16

Ossabaw Island Service Weekend
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September 28-30

Ocmulgee River Weekend Paddle
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October 6

Yellow River Paddle & Jam
 
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October 19-21

Sapelo Island Service Weekend
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November 2-4

Okefenokee Adventure Weekend
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November 9-11

Jekyll Island Paddle + Camp
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December 1

Ebenezer Creek Day Paddle
 

Our expanded 2018 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 Metro Atlanta Day Trips and REI Adventure Series outings. 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 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, Cafe Campesino, Keeping it Wild, American Spirit Works, Whitewater Express, Three Rivers Outdoors, SouthEast Adventure Outfitters, Georgia State Parks, Montane Sparkling Water and the many excellent Riverkeepers across the state of Georgia!

 

The Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series

The Heartland Rivers of Georgia Paddle Series introduces people to Georgia's Altamaha, Chattahoochee, Etowah, Flint, Ocmulgee, Ogeechee, Satilla, Savannah and Yellow rivers, as well as Spring Creek near Bainbridge, and includes stops in more than 20 Georgia counties, running through or nearby Savannah, Darien, Thomaston, Albany, Hazlehurst, Hawkinsville, Columbus and Augusta.  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 2018 Service Weekend schedule includes trips to Cumberland Island National Seashore, Ossabaw Island State Heritage Preserve and Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the Len Foote Hike Inn.


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 2018 Bucket List Adventures include trips to the Cohutta Wilderness Area, Conasauga River, Flint River, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Jekyll Island State Park, and Cloudland Canyon State Park.