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									Welcome to Paddle Georgia 2008! In this document you’ll find all you need to know to prepare and participate
             in this year’s adventure. Please review the following this information carefully.

           VERY IMPORTANT!! Please fill out all registration forms applicable to you and
                 RETURN TO GEORGIA RIVER NETWORK BY MAY 31!

Registration Packet Contents
Page 2……………………… Mission Statement & General Policies
Page 3……………………… Directions to River / Registration
Page 4……………………… Safety
Page 5……………………….What to Bring
Page 8……………………… Canoeathon
Page 11…………………….. Daily Itinerary
Page 13…………………….. Campsite Descriptions
Page 16……………………...Driving Directions to Camp
Page 17…………………… Kick Off & River’s End Shuttle Info & Registration Form
Page 19…………………… Breakfast & Dinner Info & Registration Form
Page 22 ……………………..Lunch Info & Registration
Page 23 ……………………..Paddle Workshop Info & Registration Form
Page 24 ……………………..Special Tours Info & Registration Form
Page.25 ……………………..Adopt-A-Stream Info & Registration Form
Page 25 ……………………..Talent Show Info & Registration
Page 26 ……………………..Adult Waiver
Page 27 ……………………..Minor Waiver




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Paddle Georgia Mission Statement, General Policies and Registration Logistics
                                               Mission Statement:
Paddle Georgia is an annual week-long paddling adventure, open to all paddling skill levels, created for the sole
purpose of having a great time while engaging and empowering citizens so that they may become involved in
the protection and restoration of Georgia’s rivers. Each year, it serves as a fundraiser for Georgia River
Network and the local watershed group working to protect the year’s paddling route.

                                        About the Paddle Georgia “Navy:”
In its first three years, more than 900 people have participated in Paddle Georgia. Our participants come from
all walks of life and have ranged in age from 4 to 74. In addition to experiencing the beauty of Georgia’s rivers,
these individuals have experienced a rare and unique sense of community during their week long journeys.

Paddle Georgia is not a commercial, for-profit guided trip for individuals. It is a community adventure led by
volunteers and staff of non-profit organizations, and depends on well-prepared and self-sufficient individuals
and the pooled efforts of the entire Paddle Georgia Navy. As such, participants are asked to come prepared to
take care of all their own needs and to volunteer their services during the course of the week. These services
include assisting at launch sites/take outs, loading/unloading gear trucks, serving dinners, breakfasts and
lunches, and lending your paddling friend a hand when one is needed.

If you wish to be pampered by professional guides, this isn’t the trip for you. But, if you want to experience a
real community, brought together under a common goal and by the thrill of adventure, Paddle Georgia is.

                                                   On Baggage:
Each paddler is limited to a total of 40-pounds of luggage. You have to haul your baggage and place it in the
trailer each morning that we move campsite, and haul it back to your campsite at each new campsite. After
paddling all day (about 8,000 paddle strokes per day), a 40-pound bag is really heavy. We recommend you pack
as lightly and tightly as possible. This saves your back and the backs of your fellow paddlers. Everyone is
expected to assist with the loading and unloading of the trailer during the week.

Your gear should be packed so that it will not get wet. In the afternoon, your baggage will be removed and
placed outside the gear truck where it will be exposed to the elements. Furthermore, overnight rains will result
in gear being packed up wet. A wet tent on top of your clothes bag will result in wet clothes. Plan on inclement
weather and make sure you have a bag that will protect important gear in the event of rain.

Please place a label on your luggage with your name on it!!!

                                   Reduce, Reuse, Recycle on Paddle Georgia:
                 In an effort to reduce the amount of waste created on our journey, please bring:

                                           Reuseable Plate and Utensils
Dishwashing stations will be available at each meal so that you can easily clean these items after each feeding.
This will result in less waste of one-use paper and plastic products. At on site registration you will receive a
Paddle Georgia commemorative cup with your name on it that you can use throughout the week.




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                                            How do I get to the River?
Paddle Georgia provides two options for getting you to the river and shuttled back to your vehicle—our Kick
Off and River’s End shuttles, available for an additional charge. Please review the information on Page 12 to
decide if you wish to utilize one of these shuttles.

If you plan on providing your own shuttle transportation, here’s what you will need to do:
    1. Drop your boat at the Ga. 18 Boat Ramp Launch Site west of Woodbury
    2. Proceed to Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base for Event Registration

Directions to the Ga. 18 Boat Ramp in Woodbury: From I-75 at Exit 187. Go south on Cabaniss Street/N.
Lee Street to US 41 (Main Street in Forsyth). Go west on Main Street (US 41) 14.5 miles to Barnesville. In
Barnesville continue on Zebulon Street (Ga. 18) 2.2 miles to Ga. 18. Turn right on Ga. 18 and follow 2.9 miles
to junction with Ga. 109 and bear to the left. Follow Ga. 109 6.6 miles to junction with US 19/Ga. 109. Turn left
and follow 0.4 mile to junction with Ga. 109 west, turn right. Follow Ga. 109 10 miles to junction with Ga. 18
in Molena. Turn left and follow Ga. 18 3 miles to Flint River. Boat ramp is on the southwest side of the Ga. 18
Bridge over the river.

Boat Drop Off Times: June 20 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                     June 21 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Directions to Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base from Ga. 18 Boat Ramp Launch Site: Return to Ga. 18 and go
east (across the river) 1.3 miles to where Ga. 74 and Ga. 18 split. Bear to the right, following Ga. 74 toward
Thomaston. Continue two miles to Lawrence Road on the right. Turn right on Lawrence Road, then an
immediate right on Thundering Springs Road. Follow Thundering Springs Road 0.5 mile to main entrance to
Scout Base. Turn right (at Scout Base sign and large lake) and following Dripping Rocks Road, keeping an eye
out for Paddle Georgia directional signs.

                                                  Registration
All participants must register at Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base. Upon registration, you will receive you event
packet which includes items like your Paddle Georgia 2008 T-shirt and your on-river maps and descriptions.

Registration Times:   June 20 1 p.m.-8 p.m.
                      June 21 7 a.m.-9 a.m.




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                             Paddle Georgia 2008 Safety Guidelines
Paddle Georgia participants should be aware that this canoe trip is not a commercially-guided trip. While
Georgia River Network and Paddle Georgia staff and safety personnel will be available on the river during each
day’s paddle, we cannot personally secure the safety of all participants. Unlike a commercial trip in which paid
guides direct you through each bend of the river, Paddle Georgia is designed to be your adventure, and as such,
you are responsible for your own safety.

The following guidelines should be understood before disembarking and followed during the entirety of Paddle
Georgia 2008.

Paddle Georgia Safety Policies
1. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
2. All participants must attend the pre-launch safety briefing. Participants must adhere to the safety guidelines
   presented.
3. Participants must wear a properly fitted U.S. Coast Guard approved personal floatation device at all times
   on the river.
4. Participants under age 18 are the responsibility of, and must be accompanied by, a parent or guardian.
5. Sorry, no pets allowed.
6. All participants must sign a Medical and Emergency Contact Information sheet and a Waiver of Claims and
   Release of Liability form. Parents must sign for children under the age of 18. (These forms are included in
   this packet.)
7. Person-powered watercraft only.
8. All participants must respect private property along the river.
Violations of these policies can result in the participant being removed from the event without refund.

Skill Level Required:
Paddle Georgia is suitable for novice paddlers. Paddlers should have a basic understanding of paddle strokes
and should be able to control their vessels in moving water. Paddle Georgia is primarily a flatwater paddle on a
moving river. There are occasional Class I, with some borderline Class II, rapids along the first four days of the
paddle. At Yellow Jacket Shoals on Day 2 of the trip, we will navigate and portage around this Class III level
rapid. If you are a beginning paddler, we recommend you register for our paddling seminar. This seminar will
take place on June 20 at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scout Base. (see registration form in this packet)

Weather:
Average High Temperature: 89 F; Average Low Temperature: 67 F
Average June Rainfall: 3.54 inches; Chance of Sunshine: 70 percent

Hazards:
Strainers—Strainers are branches, trees or vegetation partially or totally submerged in the river’s current often
found along the river’s edge. These hazards allow only water to pass through freely. The current will pull
anything else down, plastering it into place, similar to the action of a kitchen colander. It is best to approach
submerged trees or logs along the river bank from the downstream side to avoid having the current pin your
boat against the obstacle or flipped by the force of the water. You should also avoid grabbing on to low hanging
branches of partially submerged vegetation as this action can often cause your boat to capsize. To avoid a multi-
boat pile up, leave enough room between boats to allow each boat to safely navigate around these obstacles.

Weather—Strong thunderstorms and high winds are not uncommon on summer afternoons in Georgia. In the
event of inclement weather that includes the risk of lightning, paddle to shore, secure your boat and find cover
under a dense stand of small trees. Avoid open areas, especially open areas with solitary trees, and avoid

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gathering in large groups. By dispersing yourselves over a large area, you reduce the risk of lightning striking
numerous individuals at one time.

Sun and Heat—Hats and appropriate sun screen are recommended. If you get too hot, the river comes with built
in air conditioning. You should carry plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Sports drinks with electrolytes are
also recommended. The first two days are usually the most difficult as we acclimate from spending lots of time
in air conditioned buildings to spending all day in 80-90-degree heat. Prepare by drinking lots of fluids in the
days leading up to the trip.

Water Temperature—While the Flint does not run as cold as some North Georgia rivers, the combination of
cold water and a cold afternoon thunderstorm raises the risk of dangerous changes in body temperature. Be
prepared with rain gear and layered clothing that stays warm even when wet (avoid cotton).

Trash—Unfortunately, the Flint collects refuse from surrounding communities. Proper footwear and exercising
caution can prevent unnecessary injuries. Participants should wear sandals or shoes that provide adequate
protection from broken bottles, rusted appliance parts and tin cans and anything else you might find at your
local landfill.

Venomous Snakes—The Flint and the land surrounding it are potential habitats for three venomous snakes—
rattlesnakes, copperheads and water moccasins. If you encounter any snakes, simply leave them alone. Should
you have the misfortune of being bitten, remain calm and get medical assistance as quickly as possible. Bites
from these venomous snakes are rarely fatal, given proper medical attention. At any given moment on this trip
you will not be more than a few hours from a hospital.

Alligators—On Day 4, you’ll enter habitat of the American alligator. These creatures are usually shy and flee as
soon as they encounter a human. However, sporting about in an area where you are no longer at the top of the
food chain should give you pause for thought. Between 1980 and 2001, the Georgia Department of Natural
Resources reported only eight cases of alligator attacks on humans. There were no fatalities. Six of these
incidents were the result of humans stepping on or otherwise coming in contact with a submerged alligator. In
the other two incidents, the alligators considered the humans prey. Bottom line: swim at your own risk below
the fall line.

Feral Pigs—The wild hogs that we encountered during our scouting trips along the Flint were, like the
alligators, very shy and reclusive, fleeing as soon as they saw us. However, there are tales of aggressive hogs in
these parts. If you encounter one on land give it a wide berth.

Terra Firma—On its journey through the Piedmont and Coastal Plain, the Flint winds past varied terrain. Please
step carefully when paying visits to land.

Your Fellow Paddlers—This is a journey involving many individuals with varying degrees of skill level. Space
yourselves so that you do not interfere with one another when running shoals and rapids and when maneuvering
around strainers. Pile ups on the river can be just as dangerous as those that occur on interstate highways.

What to Bring on the Water
1. At least two paddles for each boat.
2. PFD—every Paddle Georgia participant must wear a Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all
   times while on the river (no ifs, ands, buts or “gee, it’s really hot!”)



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3. Every canoe should have two lines, a bow line and a stern line 8-10 feet each in length secured in such a
    way that they are readily accessible, but cannot come loose accidentally. Loose rope increases the risk of
    entanglement in the event of capsize. Kayaks should have grab loops at both bow and stern.
4. An extra throw rope in case of emergencies should be stored safely in each boat.
5. Attach a whistle to your life vest or body to signal for help in case of emergency.
6. A Knife
7. Waterproof matches or other fire source in waterproof covering.
8. First Aid Kit—while boats will be on the river with basic first aid supplies, each vessel should bring a first
    aid kit stored inside a waterproof covering.
9. A repair kit—each vessel should be able to make their own repairs (duct tape, sealant, waterproof tape and
    other materials are recommended)
10. Rain Gear—Be prepared to get wet and potentially cold. Every participant should have access to a
    lightweight jacket or cover, rain jacket and rain pants in a waterproof covering.
11. Change of Clothes—Be prepared to take an unexpected swim. Every participant should have access to a dry
    change of clothes kept in a waterproof covering
12. Appropriate footwear that will protect your feet from unseen underwater hazards and permit you to walk
    comfortably on land when launching and taking out and in the event that you must exit the Paddle Georgia
    course.
13. Sunscreen—Sunburn might be the trip’s biggest hazard.
14. Water—At least three quarts per person per day is recommended. Bring sufficient water for the day’s paddle
    for everyone in your boat. Also consider bringing electrolyte packs or powdered sports drink mix to add to
    your water to avoid dehydration. Drinking water is not available along the Paddle Georgia route and no
    drink is provided w/ sack lunches.
15. Food—There is little access to food along the Paddle Georgia route. Sack lunches are provided to
    participants for a fee (See Lunch Registration Form). No drink is included with the lunch. You may choose
    to use this service or make arrangements for you own on-river lunches and snacks.
16. Dry Bag or Ziploc—Bring a waterproof bag to protect items you don’t want to get wet, including your
    lunch.
17. Mosquito Net and/or bug spray. If you don’t like gnats you may want to consider these items. We will drop
    below the “gnat line” and those guys can be awfully bothersome.

Paddle Georgia “Buddy System”
Paddle Georgia will rely on the “Buddy System” to ensure that all participants arrive safely at the day’s take-out
point. Before each day’s paddle, identify your “buddy boat or boats.” This will be the boat or group of boats
with whom you will paddle for the day. The group is responsible for ensuring that no one is left behind. Do not
lose sight of your buddy boat or members of your buddy boat group. Participants who have not identified a
buddy boat for the day’s paddle will not be permitted to launch from the day’s put-in point. A sweep boat will
bring up the rear of the day’s paddle to further ensure that no one is left behind.

Other Considerations
What do I do if I capsize? On slow moving water, stay with your boat and swim it to shore or shallow water
where you can dump the water and right your vessel. It floats even when full with water and can support you if
you become tired. Make sure your belongings are secured to your boat to keep from losing them in the event of
a capsize. Other boats should be around to assist in recovering any belongings and help you right your boat.

In fast-moving water or rapids, get away and upstream from you canoe until you reach slower moving water.
Float on your back, feet downstream. Don't try to stand in fast-moving water. Rocks or other objects can trap
your feet and the force of the water can hold you under. Moving canoes filled with water can pin or crush
paddlers against rocks or trees.

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In the event of inclement weather…As noted above, thunderstorms are not uncommon during Georgia summers,
however, usually these afternoon-variety showers do not last long. If you are on the river during a storm event,
take appropriate cover as described above, wait out the storm and continue your journey when it appears safe.
Protective facilities along the river for large groups are not available.

Paddle Georgia will make every effort to ensure that each day’s paddle is completed in full. However, if all-day
dangerous weather is predicted, Paddle Georgia will be cancelled for the day. Boats will be shuttled to the day’s
next put-in point and participants will be shuttled to the day’s next campsite. Rain alone does not constitute
dangerous weather. All participants are expected to paddle rain or shine, or they may make their own
arrangements for moving themselves and their boats to the next put-in and campsite. Exceptions may be made
for families paddling with small children.

Swimming…Swimming is permitted with PFDs, but of course, swim at your own risk. There are many excellent
sandbars and swimming holes along the entire route of Paddle Georgia. Water quality on this journey varies due
to point and non-point source pollution. Water quality is generally at its least healthy immediately following
rain events—this is especially true downstream of urban areas.

Private Property…As you will see, the Flint takes you through many a neighbor’s backyard. Private property
must be respected. It is illegal to trespass onto someone’s property, and it is an offense that is prosecutable by
law. You may not enter someone’s property unless you have first received permission. At least one rest stop,
with portable toilet facilities and/or restrooms will be available at the approximate midway point of each day’s
paddle, therefore it is imperative that you make use of bathroom facilities when they are available. If nature
calls, please use a camp trowel and cover all human waste appropriately or carry a sealable plastic bag to
remove your waste with you.

Communication in the Event of Emergency…There will be at least three satellite phones on the river at all times
(one with the lead boat, one with the sweep boat and one in between). In the event of an emergency, attempt to
signal or locate one of these boats. The participants in these boats can communicate with land-based emergency
personnel and on the water motorized boats where available. Cell phone coverage will be available in some
locations on the river, but cannot be relied on as a dependable means of on-river communication.

Universal River Signals…Paddle Georgia participants are expected to use universal river signals to
communicate with other boats. They are as follows:
• Stop: Potential Danger Ahead—Form a horizontal bar with your paddle and outstretched arms above you’re
   a head. Those seeing this signal should pass it back to others in the party. Participants should wait for the
   “all clear signal” before proceeding.
• All Clear—Form a vertical bar with your paddle, raising your arm and paddle above your head. The paddle
   blade should be turned flat for maximum visibility. This means the trip can proceed. To signal direction or
   preferred course through an obstacle, lower the all clear to a 45 degree angle toward the side of the river
   with the preferred route.
• Help/Emergency—Wave paddle over your head and give three long blasts on your whistle. Whistles are
   best carried attached to your life vest. This means other paddlers should assist the signaler as quickly as
   possible.
• I’m OK—Holding your elbow out to the side, repeatedly pat the top of your head with your hand. This
   signals that you are not hurt and do not need assistance.




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                          Canoe-a-thon: Don’t forget to Participate!
Don’t forget to solicit donations for Paddle Georgia 2008’s Canoe-a-thon fundraiser. This year each member of
the Paddle Georgia Navy is raising money for Georgia River Network (GRN) and to support the creation of a
Flint River watershed protection group.

Begin soliciting donations from family, friends, co-workers and neighbors now. Ask your employer if they will
match the money you raise. Leave no stone unturned! We need your help so that GRN can work toward
preserving and protecting the Flint and all of Georgia’s rivers. A move is currently afoot to revive plans to build
dams on the Flint River, an idea that we thought was put to rest by President Jimmy Carter, when he stopped the
initial push to dam the Flint as Georgia’ Governor in 1974. Once you’ve paddled this river, you’ll understand
why President Carter advocated so strongly for its preservation. The funds you raise will be used to fight any
move to dam the Flint River, one of Georgia’s longest remaining stretches of free flowing river. Our theme for
the week: “Don’t Fiddle With the Flint!”

The Canoe-a-thon works just like a walk-a-thon. Ask prospective donors to sponsor your boat at a specific
amount for each of the miles you’ll be paddling during Paddle Georgia 2008 (95 miles for thru-paddlers). $1 per
mile equals $95!!

This year, GO WORLD WIDE TO SOLICIT DONATIONS! DIRECT YOUR
DONORS TO https://www.chi-cash-advance.com/sforms/appeal717/contribute.asp
HERE, they can make an online donation using their credit card! Get those e-mail blasts going.
THERE’S A CANOE AT STAKE HERE!!!!!!!!

More than $2000 in prizes will be awarded to those participants generating the most money.
                                   Grand Prize: A Wenonah Canoe
                             st
                       1 Prize: A recreational kayak from The Outside World
                                   Plus…Clothing from Patagonia
                           A book gift package from Menasha Ridge Press
           A framed photograph of a Georgia river by Paddle Georgia Coordinator, Joe Cook.

Participants generating more than $400 in Canoe-a-thon pledges may have their registration fees reimbursed, if
requested. Prize winners will be announced during the week of Paddle Georgia.

To be eligible for prizes ALL COLLECTIONS must be turned in at the Paddle Georgia registration desk by
June 21—no exceptions




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      Paddle Georgia 2008
    Canoe-a-thon Pledge Form
Name____________________________________

Address___________________________________
                                                                                 To benefit
City/State/Zip______________________________                             Georgia River Network &
                                                                       Assist with formation of Flint
                                                                          River watershed group
Phone_______________ E-mail________________

Thank you for participating in the Paddle Georgia 2008 Canoe-a-thon. This Pledge Sheet will allow you to
solicit donations to Georgia River Network from family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. GRN will use the
funds for its programs and to facilitate the formation of a Flint River protection group. Simply use the reverse
side to record the names of donors and the amount they donated. This money should be collected at the time of
the solicitation and returned to Paddle Georgia in your collection envelope by June 21. You may also utilize our
online donation system that will credit your Canoe-a-thon account automatically when your friends make online
donations. Visit www.garivers.org for details!

The Canoe-a-thon works just like a walk-a-thon. Ask prospective donors to sponsor your boat at a specific
amount for each of the miles you’ll be paddling during Paddle Georgia 2008 (95 miles for thru-paddlers). $1 per
mile equals $95!!

The money you raise goes to support Georgia River Network’s efforts to help people protect and restore rivers
and watersheds by engaging and empowering Georgians and advocating for strong protections for Georgia’s
rivers. The Flint River is one of the few major rivers in Georgia that still lacks a full-time advocate, and GRN
will earmark funds generated through the Canoe-a-thon to support a new Flint River protection group.

More than $2000 in prizes will be awarded to those participants generating the most money. The grand prize is
a new boat by Wenonah Canoe. Other prizes include products from our sponsors, including a recreational kayak
from The Outside World, clothing from Patagonia, a book gift package from Menasha Ridge Press and a framed
photograph by Paddle Georgia Coordinator, Joe Cook. Participants generating more than $400 in Canoe-a-thon
pledges may have their registration fees reimbursed, if requested. Prize winners will be announced at the
River’s End Feast on June 27 in Oglethorpe. To be eligible for prizes ALL COLLECTIONS must be turned in
at the Paddle Georgia registration desk by June 21—no exceptions

Thanks again for participating in the Canoe-a-thon. See you on the Flint in June!

 Please return envelope collections to: Georgia River Network, 126 S. Milledge Ave. Suite E3, Athens, GA
                30605 or return to GRN staff in person at Paddle Georgia on June 20 or 21.
                                            (Do not mail cash)




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             YOUR DONATION IS TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Thank you for your support.
      Sponsor’s Name         Address                 Phone                   Pledge Miles               Paid

1.________________________________________________________________________________________
2.________________________________________________________________________________________
3.________________________________________________________________________________________
4.________________________________________________________________________________________
5.________________________________________________________________________________________
6.________________________________________________________________________________________
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8.________________________________________________________________________________________
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11._______________________________________________________________________________________
12._______________________________________________________________________________________
13._______________________________________________________________________________________
14._______________________________________________________________________________________
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19._______________________________________________________________________________________
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21._______________________________________________________________________________________
22._______________________________________________________________________________________
23._______________________________________________________________________________________
24._______________________________________________________________________________________
                                     TOTAL COLLECTED $___________
           Remember, all money must be returned to Georgia River Network via mail or in person at the
                    Paddle Georgia registration desk by June 21 to be eligible for prizes.
               Prizes will be awarded at the River’s End Celebration on June 27 at Oglethorpe.




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                        Paddle Georgia 2008 Daily Itinerary
Friday, June 20
Boat Drop:            10:00-6:00   Ga. 18 Launch Site in Woodbury
Training:             11:00-3:00   Paddle Workshop-Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base
Kick Off Shuttle:     1:00-1:30    Kick Off Shuttle Loading and Departure-Oglethorpe
Registration:         1:00-8:00    Registration
Set- Up Camp:         2:00-7:00    Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base
Dinner:               6:30-7:15    Kick-Off Feast
Evening Program:      7:15-8:30    Welcome, Safety Briefing, PG 07 Slide Show and Movie

Saturday, June 21
No camp move:                      Stay at camp Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base
Registration:          7:00-8:30   Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base
Boat Drop:             7:00-8:00   Ga. 18 Launch Site in Woodbury
Breakfast:             6:30-7:30   Provided by Scout Base
Launch:                7:00-9:00   Buses Leave for Ga. 18
Take-Out:              2:30-5:00   Buses Leave from Sprewell Bluff State Park
Field Trips & Programs 3:00-6:00   High Altitude Fun & Kayak Fishing
Amenities Shuttle      5:00-6:00   As needed
Dinner:                6:30-7:15   Satterfields Catering
Evening Program:       7:15-8:30   Wildlife Program from Reed Bingham State Park

Sunday, June 22
No camp move:                      Stay at camp Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base
Breakfast:            6:30-7:30    Provided by Scout Base
Launch:               7:00-9:00    Buses Leave for Sprewell Bluff State Park
Portage               10:00-2:30   Yellow Jacket Shoals
Take-Out:             2:30-5:00    Buses Leave from Po Biddy Road
Amenity Shuttle       5:00-6:00    As Needed
Dinner:               6:30-7:15    Satterfield’s Catering
Evening Program:      7:15-8:30    The Flint River: A Biological Treasure

Monday, June 23
Pack Up Camp:         6:00-9:00    Move to Crawford County High School
Breakfast:            6:30-7:30    Provided by Scout Base
Launch:               7:00-9:00    Buses Leave for Po Biddy Road
Take-Out:             2:30-5:00    Buses Leave from US 80 Boat Ramp to Crawford County High School
Set Up Camp           3:00-7:00    Crawford County High School
Dinner:               6:30-7:15    Satterfield’s Catering
Evening Program:      7:15-8:30    Paddle Georgia Flint River Trivia Contest

Tuesday, June 24
No camp move:                      Stay at Crawford County High School
Breakfast:            6:30-7:30    To benefit Crawford County High School Football Booster Club
Launch:               7:00-9:00    Buses leave for US 80 Boat Ramp
Take-Out:             2:30-5:00    Buses leave Hawkins Bridge to Crawford County High School
Dinner:               6:30-7:15    Satterfield’s Catering
Evening Program:      7:15-8:30    Contra Dance

Wednesday, June 25
Pack Up Camp:         6:00-9:00    Move to Ft. Valley State University
Breakfast:            6:30-7:30    To benefit Crawford County High School Football Booster Club

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Launch:                7:00-9:00   Buses leave for Hawkins Bridge
Take-Out:              2:30-5:00   Buses leave from Hwy 96 Boat Ramp to Ft. Valley State University
Set Up Camp            3:00-7:00   Ft. Valley State University
Amenity Shuttle        5:00-6:30   Leaves from campsite
Dinner:                6:30-7:15   Satterfield’s Catering
Evening Program:       7:15-8:30   Karaoke

Thursday, June 26
No camp move:                      Stay at Ft. Valley State University
Breakfast:             6:30-7:30   Provided by Ft. Valley State University
Launch:                7:00-9:00   Buses Leave for Hwy 96 Boat Ramp
Take-Out:              2:30-5:00   Buses Leave from Miona Ferry to Ft. Valley State University
Amenity Shuttle:       5:00-6:30   Leaves from campsite
Dinner:                6:30-7:15   Satterfield’s Catering
Evening Program:       7:15-8:30   Paddle GA Idol Talent show

Friday, June 27
Pack Up Camp:          6:00-9:00   Move to Oglethorpe
Breakfast:             6:30-7:30   Provided by Ft. Valley State University
Launch:                7:00-9:00   Buses leave for Miona Ferry
Take-Out:              2:30-5:00   Buses Leave from George Hooks Landing to Oglethorpe
Set Up Camp            3:00-7:00   Oglethorpe
Dinner:                6:30-7:15   Oglethorpe Fish Fry
Evening Program:       7:15-8:30   Awards, slide show, music and more!!

Saturday June 28
Pack Up Camp:          6:00-8:30   Oglethorpe
Breakfast:             6:00-8:30   On Your Own
River’s End Shuttle:   8:30-9:30   Load Boats and Gear
End Shuttle:           9:30        Depart for Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base




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                                         Campsite Descriptions

Special Accommodations June 20-22: The Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base is offering the use of its private two-
person and four-person tents during our stay there. These are canvas tents with cots and mattresses (no linens)
and a wood floor. You can reserve one of these for an additional $10 per person per night. To reserve these
accommodations, please fill out the form below and send it along with a separate check made payable to Gerald
I Lawhorn Scout Base.

Name(s) in Party___________________________________________________________________________
# of people_____ X # of nights______ X $10 _______ TOTAL DUE
(one person can reserve a two-person tent)

Friday, June 20, Gerald I Lawhorn Scouting Base: “Camp Thunder” is a 2400-acre Boy Scout camp situated
on the Flint River in Upson County. Tent camping will be in a wooded area adjacent to the river. Indoor
camping will be beneath several, large, newly built pavilions at the camp. Private two-person and four-person
tents with cots and mattresses (no linens) and a wood floor are available for an additional charge of $10 per
person, per night. Other amenities at the camp include plentiful flush toilets and hot showers, a massive
playground for children, a pond for fishing and 21 miles of biking and hiking trails. The Scouting Base will
serve as our campsite the first three nights of our journey.

Dinner and Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Nearby amenities: An amenities shuttle to nearby grocery store will be available from 5-6 p.m..

Evening Program at the Main Pavillion: Welcome and announcements and safety briefing. Then re-live
moments from Paddle Georgia 2007 with a slide show by Joe Cook and the début of Bob Selwyn’s Paddle
Georgia 2007 video shot on the Ocmulgee River.

Saturday, June 21, Gerald I Lawhorn Scouting Base: See Above

Shuttle Distance to Launch Site at Ga. 18: 5.7 miles
Shuttle Distance from Take Out Site at Sprewell Bluff State Park (Sunday Launch Site): 16 miles

Dinner & Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Nearby amenities: An amenities shuttle to a nearby grocery store will be available from 5-6 p.m.

Afternoon Program: Two programs to choose from!!

High Altitude Fun: From 3-6 p.m. in the afternoon, the Scout Camp’s climbing wall, zip line, high altitude
swing and rappelling tower will be open. Be sure to register for this opportunity in the Field Trips section of this
information packet. Cost: $27 per person

Kayak Fishing Discussion: From 4-6 p.m., Randy Vining of Ocean Kayak’s Pro Staff/Fishing Team will be on
hand for a free kayak fishing seminar. Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sectors of paddle sports.
Randy will discuss different ways to set up a kayak for fishing, lures, and techniques that can be used to catch
the Flint River’s elusive shoal bass.


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Evening Program: After dinner, Jennifer Glover with Reed Bingham State Park will be on hand for a live show
featuring native and exotic reptile and mammal species.

Sunday, June 22,Gerald I Lawhorn Scouting Base:

Shuttle Distance from Take Out Site at Po Biddy Road (Monday Launch Site): 24 miles

Dinner & Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30

Nearby Amenities:. An amenities shuttle to a nearby grocery store will be provided from 5-6 p.m.

Evening Program: Flint River: A Georgia Treasure in need of Protection. A look at the Flint River and issues
impacting its health and biodiversity. David Reckford, Flint River Basin Program Director for The Nature
Conservancy, will discuss agricultural water conservation; Mary Freeman, a UGA biologist, will discuss the
aquatic biodiversity of the Flint River; and Mark Woodall, the Sierra Club Georgia Legislative Chair and
resident of nearby Woodland, Georgia will discuss current threats to the Flint River.

Monday, June 23, Crawford County High School: Home of the Eagles in the small town of Roberta, CCHS
will serve as our campsite for two nights. Tent camping will be on the school’s football field. Indoor camping
will be in the teaching gymnasium and adjacent “dressing rooms.” Weather permitting meals will be served
outside with seating in the football field bleachers. Mens and womens cold showers are available at the
gymnasium throughout our stay. Hot showers in the Fieldhouse will be available to women from 4-7 p.m. and
6-7 a.m. and for men from 7-10 p.m. and 7-8 a.m. The school’s cheerleaders will sell drinks and snacks at the
concession stand outside the gymnasium.

Shuttle Distance from Take Out at Hwy 80 (Tuesday Launch Site): 15 miles

Dinner & Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Nearby amenities: Within 0.4 mile of CCHS is a Piggly Wiggly supermarket and Family Dollar store. In
downtown Roberta, 0.3 mile from the school is Cee Cee’s Family Restaurant, Roberta Drug Store, a hardware
store and a convenience store. Because everything is within walking distance there will be no amenities shuttle.

Afternoon/Evening Program: Put on your thinking caps! It’s time for Paddle Georgia Trivia. Team up with
fellow paddlers to compete for prizes and have a great time learning more about the Flint River!

Tuesday, June 24 Crawford County High School: See above

Shuttle Distance from Take Out at Hwy 128 (Wednesday Launch Site): 6 miles

Dinner & Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30 a.m.

Nearby Amenities: See above

Afternoon Program: From 4-6 p.m. Michelle McClendon and our Project WET teachers will conduct water
activities for kids (and adults). This is a veritable waterfest to learn everything you ever wanted to know about
water but were afraid to ask. Example: How many paper clips can you float in a cup of water? And why can you
perform this amazing feat?


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Evening Program: Time to kick up your heels and join in a Paddle Georgia favorite: the fourth annual Contra
Dance. Live musicians and callers will lead you through this fun group square dance. More experienced
dancers, and those unashamed of their two-left feet, will even have a chance to waltz.

Wednesday, June 25 Ft. Valley State University: Home of the Wildcats, Ft. Valley State University educates
more than 3,000 students and boasts of having the second largest campus (more than 1300 acres) among state
operated universities. Originally chartered in 1895 as Ft. Valley High & Industrial School, it became Ft. Valley
State College in 1939. For Paddle Georgia, just call it the lap of luxury. We will stay in the University’s new
athletic complex which hosts the Wildcats NCAA Division II basketball and volleyball teams. Tent camping
will be on the lawns adjacent to the complex surrounding a small pond. Indoor camping will be on the gym
floor. Showers and toilet facilities in locker rooms. Racquetball courts, swimming pool, basketball and
volleyball opportunities will all be available. Gear truck loaders be thankful…the athletic complex has a loading
dock which means no lifting of bags into the gear truck!!! Dinners will be served in the gymnasium. Breakfasts
will be served as the university cafeteria.

Shuttle Distance from Take Out at Ga. 96 (Thursday Launch Site): 9.5 miles

Dinner & Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Meals will be served in the gymnasium

Nearby Amenities: Downtown Ft. Valley 1.5 miles from the State University with several restaurants, grocery
stores, drug stores and other amenities. An amenities shuttle will be provided from 5-6:30 p.m.

Evening Program: In preparation for Thursday night’s Paddle Georgia Idol talent show, we’re breaking out the
karaoke machine. Bring your Elvis costumes; brush up on your Tina Turner moves; review your Garth Brooks’
lyrics. This session will be led by Paddle Georgia Karaoke Queen April Ingle who always has the perfect song
for every situation.

Thursday, June 26 Ft. Valley State University: See above

Shuttle Distance from Take Out at Miona Ferry (Friday Launch Site): 12 miles

Dinner & Programs Begin: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast served: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Meals will be served in the gymnasium

Nearby Amenities: Downtown Ft. Valley 1.5 miles from the State University with several restaurants, grocery
stores, drug stores and other amenities. An amenities shuttle will be provided from 5-6:30 p.m.

Evening Program: The Paddle Georgia Idol Talent Show. Somewhere in each of us there’s an artist just dying
to get out. Work on your skits, stand up, songs, poems, acrobatics, performance art, stupid people tricks, etc.
Anything goes in this often hilarious, occasionally touching, show of talent and…err..non-talent. A Guitar will
be available.

Friday, June 27 Oglethorpe:
The town of Oglethorpe (pop. 1200) is rolling out the red carpet for Paddle Georgia, hosting us at the site of the
former junior high school and serving up the traditional fish fry for the River’s End celebration. Tent camping
will be on lawns surrounding the gymnasium. Indoor camping will be in the school’s old gymnasium with
toilets and showers. Pull out your boat and prepare to party!

Shuttle Distance: 1.2 miles from take out at George Hooks Landing


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Nearby amenities: Within walking distance of the campsite is downtown Oglethorpe with a pair of restaurants,
Grover’s Grits and Vicker’s, that will be open for breakfast on June 28. A Piggly Wiggly supermarket is located
0.5 mile from the campsite, just east on Ga. 49 from the main intersection downtown. Montezuma, across the
river by three miles, has more amenities, including a Huddle House, Troy’s Snack Shack, McDonald’s and a
motel.

Evening Program: Awards and Final Ceremonies. Live music, dancing, hootin’, hollerin’, full body
submersions in canoes filled with ice and, eventually, sleep...and just maybe, a VERY special guest to be
announced later.

Dinner Begins: 6:30 p.m. Breakfast: On your own.

                                  Driving Directions to Campsites
Just in case you or your family need them, here are driving directions to our campsites during the week.

June 20-22 Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base—From I-75 there are many routes west to the Scout Base.
From the South, take I-75 north to Macon Georgia take exit #156, the I 475 bypass on the west side of Macon to
exit #5 SR74 Thomaston Rd. Follow SR 74 West to Thomaston. Continue on SR74 (approx 14 miles). Turn
Left on Lawrence Road, make an immediate right on Thundering Springs Rd and follow the Paddle Georgia
signs.

From the North, take I-75 south from Atlanta to Ga. 36 (Exit 201). Go south/west toward Barnesville for 13
miles to Barnesville. In Barnesville, turn left (west) on Zebulon Street (Ga. 18). Follow Ga. 18 five miles to Ga.
109. Turn left and follow Ga. 109 7 miles to US 19. Turn left (south) on US 19 and follow 0.5 mile to Ga. 109
West. Turn right and follow 10 miles to Ga. 18 in Molena. Turn left on Ga. 18 and follow 1.3 miles to
intersection with Ga. 74. Turn left on Ga. 74 toward Thomaston. Follow Ga. 74 two miles to Lawrence Road,
make an immediate right on Thundering Springs Rd. and follow the Paddle Georgia signs.

June 23-24 Crawford County High School—From I-475 in Macon, take US 80 (Exit 3) west 19 miles to
Roberta and intersection with US 341. Turn left (south) and go two blocks to Agency Street (Ga. 42). Turn left
at stoplight and go 0.4 mile to Crawford County High School on the right.

June 25-26 Ft. Valley State University—From I-75 at Exit 142 (Ga 96), go west 8.5 miles to Ft. Valley and
intersection with Ga. 49 (Camellia Blvd.). Turn left (south) and go 0.5 mile to State University Drive. Turn left
and follow State University Drive 1.5 miles to University Blvd. Turn left and then take the first entrance on the
left to the University’s athletic complex.

June 27 Oglethorpe—From I-75 there are many routes to Oglethorpe.
From the south, take I-75 North to Ga. 90 (Exit 109). Take Ga. 90 west toward Vienna and follow 22 miles to
Montezuma and Ga. 26. In Montezuma cross Ga. 26 and continue 0.7 mile on Ga. 90 (Spaulding Drive) to
downtown Montezuma. In downtown turn left on East Railroad Road, go one block to stoplight and continue
west on Ga. 49/Ga.90 to Oglethorpe. Proceed two miles to Oglethorpe and intersection of Ga. 49 and Ga. 90.
Turn right (north) on Ga. 90 and go 0.4 mile to old junior high school on the right.

From the north, take I-75 South to Ga. 49 (Exit 146). Follow Ga. 49 33 miles through Ft. Valley and
Marshallville to Montezuma. In Montezuma, turn right (west) on Ga. 49 toward Oglethorpe. Proceed two miles
to Oglethorpe and intersection of Ga. 49 and Ga. 90. Turn right (north) on Ga. 90 and go 0.4 mile to old junior
high school on the right.
                 Please consult a road atlas to identify the best routes from your location!!!

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               Kick Off & River’s End Shuttle Info & Registration Form
Use this form to register for one of Paddle Georgia’s two participant and boat shuttles for thru-paddlers. Shuttles for
Paddle Georgia Lite will be provided with registration fees. Please select only one of these shuttles. If you do not choose
to utilize one of these shuttles, you are responsible for making your own arrangements for transport of your body and
boat.
                         June 20 (Kick-Off Day Shuttle) the day prior to Paddle Georgia’s launch day
                      June 28th (River’s End Shuttle), the day following completion of Paddle Georgia.
Cost:   $25 per person To register: Fill out and detach the registration form and return with
        $20 per boat                check made payable to Georgia River Network before May 31

                                                    Kick-Off day Shuttle
Participants choosing this option will drive themselves, their boats and their gear to Oglethorpe and park their vehicles in
the assigned area at the old junior high school property. ****Those arriving from the north can drop their boats at the Ga.
18 Launch Site in Woodbury (Day 1 Launch Site) to avoid paying the shuttle fee for boats. (see directions below)**** In
Oglethorpe, charter buses will pick up participants and boats will be loaded on a tractor trailer. Boats will be transported
to our June 21st Ga. 18 Launch Site in Woodbury where they will be left overnight under secure conditions. Participants
will be transported to the Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base where they will register, set up camp and meet other participants.
On June 27, at the end of the journey, participants may retrieve their cars from the old junior high property.

The Kick Off Day Shuttle leaves from the parking area in Oglethorpe at 1:30 p.m. on June 20 and arrives at Gerald I
Lawhorn Scout Base at approximately 3:30 p.m. Participants should be in Oglethorpe no later than 1 p.m. to begin loading
boats and camp gear.

****If you take this shuttle and you are coming from the north, you can save money by dropping your boat at the launch
site in Woodbury and then driving your car to Oglethorpe. A Paddle Georgia volunteer will be at the Woodbury Launch
Site by 10:00 a.m. Friday, giving you ample time to drop your boat and still make the shuttle in Oglethorpe by 1 p.m.

Directions to Oglethorpe and Old Junior High:
From the south, take I-75 North to Ga. 90 (Exit 109). Take Ga. 90 west toward Vienna and follow 22 miles to Montezuma
and Ga. 26. In Montezuma cross Ga. 26 and continue 0.7 mile on Ga. 90 (Spaulding Drive) to downtown Montezuma. In
downtown turn left on East Railroad Road, go one block to stoplight and continue west on Ga. 49/Ga.90 to Oglethorpe.
Proceed two miles to Oglethorpe and intersection of Ga. 49 and Ga. 90. Turn right (north) on Ga. 90 and go 0.4 mile to
old junior high school on the right.

From the north, take I-75 South to Ga. 49 (Exit 146). Follow Ga. 49 33 miles through Ft. Valley and Marshallville to
Montezuma. In Montezuma, turn right (west) on Ga. 49 toward Oglethorpe. Proceed two miles to Oglethorpe and
intersection of Ga. 49 and Ga. 90. Turn right (north) on Ga. 90 and go 0.4 mile to old junior high school on the right.

                                               Journey’s End Shuttle
Participants choosing this option will first drive their boat to the Ga. 18 Launch Site in Woodbury on June 20th or the
morning of June 21st. They will drop their boats here and then drive their vehicles and gear to Gerald I Lawhorn Scout
Base to register and set up camp (if arriving on June 20) or to park car and register (if arriving on June 21). On the
morning of June 21, shuttle buses will carry all participants to the Ga. 18 Launch Site.

On the morning of June 28 at 9:30 a.m. (the morning after the last day’s paddle, the journey’s end celebration and
camping in Oglethorpe), charter buses will pick up participants while their boats are loaded on a tractor trailer. Both boats
and participants will then be transported to the Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base where participants may retrieve their
vehicles and load their boats for the journey home. All boats must be dropped at the Ga. 18 Launch Site by 6 p.m. on June
20 or between 7 and 8 a.m. on June 21.




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The Journey’s End Shuttle leaves Oglethorpe on June 28 at 9:30 a.m. and arrives at Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base at
approximately 11:30 a.m. Participants should be ready to load on the morning of June 28 no later than 9 a.m.

Directions to Ga. 18 Launch Site in Woodbury:
From the North, take I-75 south from Atlanta to Ga. 36 (Exit 201). Go south/west toward Barnesville for 13 miles to
Barnesville. In Barnesville, turn left (west) on Zebulon Street (Ga. 18). Follow Ga. 18 five miles to Ga. 109. Turn left and
follow Ga. 109 7 miles to US 19. Turn left (south) on US 19 and follow 0.5 mile to Ga. 109 West. Turn right and follow
10 miles to Ga. 18 in Molena.. Turn left and follow Ga. 18 three miles to Flint River. Boat ramp is on the southwest side
of the Ga. 18 Bridge over the river.

From the South, take I-75 north to Macon Georgia take exit #156, the I 475 bypass on the west side of Macon to exit #5
SR74 Thomaston Rd. Follow SR 74 West to Thomaston. Continue on SR74 through Thomaston and continue approx 16
miles to junction with Ga. 18. Turn left and follow 1.3 miles to boat ramp on the southwest side of the Ga. 18 Bridge over
the river.

Directions to Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base from Ga. 18 Boat Ramp Launch Site:
Return to Ga. 18 and go east (across the river) 1.3 miles to where Ga. 74 and Ga. 18 split. Bear to the right, following Ga.
74 toward Thomaston. Continue two miles to Lawrence Road on the right. Turn right on Lawrence Road, then an
immediate right on Thundering Springs Road. Follow Thundering Springs Road 0.5 mile to main entrance to Scout Base.
Turn right (at Scout Base sign and large lake) and following Dripping Rocks Road, keeping an eye out for Paddle Georgia
directional signs.

                                      SHUTTLE REGISTRATION
Kick-off Day Shuttle
# of Participants______ x $25             # of Boats______ x $20 TOTAL______
Names of Participants taking this shuttle:
__________________________________                Cell Phone # Contact:______________________________________
                                                  (in case we need to contact you from the shuttle site)
__________________________________

__________________________________               __________________________________________

1st Boat Make__________________________Model_____________Color__________Length_________
2nd Boat Make_________________________Model_____________Color__________Length_________

River’s End Shuttle
 # of Participants______ x $25            # of Boats______ x $20 TOTAL______
Names of Participants taking this shuttle:
__________________________________                Cell Phone # Contact:______________________________________
                                                  (in case we need to contact you from the shuttle site)
__________________________________

__________________________________               __________________________________________

1st Boat Make__________________________Model_____________Color__________Length_________
2nd Boat Make_________________________Model_____________Color__________Length_________

Fill it out and return with payment to Georgia River Network, 126 S. Milledge Ave., Suite E3, Athens, GA
30605 by May 31. Make check payable to Georgia River Network.




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               Paddle Georgia 2008 Breakfast/Dinner Registration Sheet
                   Please return this form to Georgia River Network with payment by May 31
                           Please fill out one sheet for each individual in your party

                                        Name:_______________________

PURCHASE THE FULL MEALS DEAL ALREADY? If so, please check here______.
You do not need to fill out this form unless you need to order additional meals for friends and family joining
you for the Kick Off Dinner on June 20 or River’s End Feast on June 27.

VEGETARIAN? If so, please check here_______

GOT COFFEE? YES! Paddle Georgia sponsor Café Campesino will provide organic, free trade coffee each
morning and evening for a fee.

DATE/MEAL/MENU                                        COST                         $TOTAL

***June 20 Kick Off Dinner                           $12 for additional guests (free for thru-paddlers)
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering)                 # of Additional Guests___________
                                                     Names of Additional Guests ________________________
A "Pig Pikn' " with a whole pig, cole slaw, pickles,                               ________________________
potato salad, Italian green beans, potato chips,                                   ________________________
breads, peach cobbler, tea and water.
Additional Veggie Only Entrée: Red beans & rice
                                                     Total X $12                   _______

June 21 Breakfast                                    $9                            ________
(provided by Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base)
Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, grits, cold cereal,
fruit and granola bar, juice and milk

June 21 Dinner                                        $12                          ________
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering)
Grilled boneless chicken breasts, macaroni and
cheese, green bean casserole, fresh fruits,
tossed salad with assorted salad dressings, rolls,
banana pudding, tea and water.

June 22 Breakfast                                      $9                          ________
(provided by Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base))
Scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, biscuits, cold cereal,
fruit, granola bar, juice and milk

June 22 Dinner                                        $12                          ________
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering)
Beef tips, rice and gravy, squash casserole,
whole kernel corn, tossed salad, rolls,
apple cobbler, tea and water.
Additonal Veggie Only Entrée: Quiche

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June 23 Breakfast                                    $9               ________
(provided by Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base)
French toast, scrambled eggs, fruit, cold cereal,
danishes, juice and milk

June 23 Dinner                                       $12              ________
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering)
Hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs,
baked beans with no meat, potato salad, pickles,
chips, pasta salad, breads, banana pudding,
tea and water.

June 24 Breakfast                                     $9              ________
(to benefit the Crawford County High School
Football Booster Club) Grits, eggs, bacon, sausage, veggie sausage,
toast, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal, danish, oj, milk

June 24 Dinner
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering)                 $12              ________
" Southwestern Bar"-Grilled chicken fajitas,
beef burritos, tacos, Mexican rice, refried beans,
tossed salad, tortilla chips, guacamole, sour cream,
jalapenos, shredded cheese, chopped lettuce,
chopped tomatoes, salsa, cookies,
brownies, tea and water

June 25 Breakfast
(to benefit the Crawford County High School           $9              ________
Football Booster Club) Grits, eggs, bacon, sausage,
 veggie sausage, toast, fresh fruit, cereal, oatmeal,
 danish, oj, milk

June 25 Dinner                                       $12              ________
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering)
BBQ chicken, baked potatoes, broccoli casserole,
fresh fruits, tossed salad, rolls,
baked beans, tea and water
Veggie Only Entrée: Field peas with snaps

June 26 Breakfast                                      $9             ________
(provided by Ft. Valley State University)
breakfast buffet at school cafeteria featuring eggs, grits,
home fries, bacon, sausage, omelettes, french toast, waffles,
fresh fruits, cereal, etc.

June 26 Dinner
(provided by Satterfield’s Catering )                $12              ________
A "Low Country Boil" with shrimp, sausages,

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corn on the cob, slaw, pickles, new potatoes,
tossed salad, banana pudding, tea and water.
***Shrimp not cooked with all the selections to
accommodate people allergic to seafood. Potatoes,
corn, etc. not cooked with sausage for vegetarians.
Veggie Only Entrée: Mac & Cheese

June 27 Breakfast                                      $9                          ________
(provided by Ft. Valley State University)
breakfast buffet at school cafeteria featuring eggs, grits,
home fries, bacon, sausage, omelettes, french toast, waffles,
fresh fruits, cereal, etc.


***June 27 River’s End Dinner                         $15 (free for thru-paddlers)
(provided by the City of Oglethorpe)                  # of Additional Guests       ________
                                                      Names of Additional Guests ________________________
Fried fish, fries, onion rings, hushpuppies,                                       ________________________
fried vegetables, cheese grits, cole slaw,                                         ________________________
soft drinks, tea, water
                                                      Total X $15                  ________

TOTAL MEAL CHARGES                                                                 ________

Please make check payable to Georgia River Network and return to GRN, 126 S. Milledge Ave., Suite E3,
Athens, GA 30605 before May 31 (postmarked). If you choose not to register for meals, you are responsible
for providing your own meals. Remember, no cooking is permitted at campsites.


Kick off Dinner: We invite all Paddle Georgia participants to join us for the Kick Off Dinner at Gerald I
Lawhorn Scout Base. Dinner will be served by Satterfield’s Catering and will be followed by a slide show on
Paddle Georgia 2007 and the début of Bob Selwyn’s documentary video on Paddle Georgia 2007. A safety
procedure briefing and other special items will also be included in the evening’s program.

River’s End Dinner: We invite all Paddle Georgia participants to share their experience with others by
inviting family and friends to the River’s End Dinner at Oglethorpe which will feature a fish fry, live bluegrass
music, an awards ceremony, Paddle Georgia 2008 testimonials and a Paddle Georgia 2008 Slide Show. Don’t
miss this mud-between your toes, grease on your fingers, foot-stomping good time!

***Kick off Dinner and River’s End Dinner are free to thru-paddlers. Guests and Paddle Georgia Lite
participants must purchase these meals.

                                         Other Meal Considerations
Paddle Georgia encourages you to take advantage of the Paddle Georgia Meal Plan. However, where practical a
shuttle van will run participants to and from nearby amenities for quick pick up of grocery items and other
necessities. You should not expect to have time for a sit-down meal when utilizing the amenities shuttle as it
only runs for approximately two hours each evening. Please see “Campsite Descriptions” for a listing of nearby
amenities for each campsite. You may supply your own meals, but cooking is not permitted at campsites.

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                        Paddle Georgia Lunch Registration Form 2008
 $8 Sack lunches come with your choice of sandwiches on whole wheat bread along with fruit cup, chips, fresh
fruit (apple or orange) and dessert. Use one Lunch Registration Sheet for each participant. You will pick up
your sack lunch AT THE CAMPSITE following breakfast. If you have already purchased the full meal plan,
   please choose your sandwich and other items for each day and write “PrePaid” in the total column.

Name___________________________________

DATE/MEAL/MENU                                                          $TOTAL ($8 for each lunch ordered)
June 21
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

June 22
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

June 23
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

June 24
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

June 25
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

June 26
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

June 27
Select one of the following Sandwiches                                  ________
 Peanut Butter & Jelly             Turkey Salad
  Smoked Turkey                    Ham and Cheese
 Hummus Tortilla Wrap—Hummus & Veggies

TOTAL                                                                   _________

Please make check payable to Georgia River Network and mail before May 31 to: Georgia River Network
126 S. Milledge Ave. Suite E3 Athens, GA 30605


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                         Paddling Workshop Info & Registration Form
A basic paddling skills workshop will be held Friday, June 20 at the Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base from
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This workshop is free for interested Paddle Georgia participants and is designed for beginning
paddlers and novices wishing to brush up on their paddling skills before the big event. The workshop will be
taught by ACA certified instructors.

The workshop will cover basic paddling strokes and boating safety.

Everyone participating should bring a boat, paddles, personal flotation device for each participant in your party,
a whistle or other emergency sounding device, and proper fitting shoes that will not come off in the water.

Participants should also bring their own lunches and plenty of water as the workshop will include a “working
lunch.”

Participants should begin arriving at the workshop site at 10 a.m. to complete registration and prepare boats.
The workshop will begin at 11 a.m. Please be prompt!

Directions to Gerald I Lawhorn Scout Base:
From the South, take I-75 north to Macon Georgia take exit #156, the I 475 bypass on the west side of Macon to
exit #5 SR74 Thomaston Rd. Follow SR 74 West to Thomaston. Continue on SR74 (approx 14 miles). Turn
Left on Lawrence Road, make an immediate right on Thundering Springs Rd and follow to Dripping Rocks
Road on right and entrance to Scout Base. Turn right and follow to the first road on left. Turn left and follow
this road into the Scout Base to the Activity Field where you can unload your boats near Lake Ini-To.

From the North, take I-75 south from Atlanta to Ga. 36 (Exit 201). Go south/west toward Barnesville for 13
miles to Barnesville. In Barnesville, turn left (west) on Zebulon Street (Ga. 18). Follow Ga. 18 five miles to Ga.
109. Turn left and follow Ga. 109 7 miles to US 19. Turn left (south) on US 19 and follow 0.5 mile to Ga. 109
West. Turn right and follow 10 miles to Ga. 18 in Molena. Turn left on Ga. 18 and follow 1.3 miles to
intersection with Ga. 74. Turn left on Ga. 74 toward Thomaston. Follow Ga. 74 two miles to Lawrence Road,
make an immediate right on Thundering Springs Rd. and follow to Dripping Rocks Road on right and entrance
to Scout Base. Turn right and follow to the first road on left. Turn left and follow this road into the Scout Base
to the Activity Field where you can unload your boats near Lake Ini-To.

After the Workshop you will need to drop your boat at the Ga. 18 Launch Site in Woodbury. Return to Ga. 74, turn left,
go two miles to intersection with Ga. 18. Turn left (west) on Ga. 18 and proceed two miles, cross Flint River and turn left
after bridge on dirt road leading to boat ramp. After dropping your boat, return to the Scout Base for camping.

To sign up for the workshop, please fill out the registration form below and return to Georgia River Network by
May 31. Georgia River Network, 126 S. Milledge Ave. , Suite E3 , Athens, GA 30605

Name:________________________________E-Mail:____________________________

Address:_____________________________________ City/State/Zip________________

#of Individuals Participating: ___________ # of Boats: _______________

Phone #: ___________________


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                      Special Tours Information & Registration Form
Paddle Georgia will offer several educational tours of local points of interest during the week. Pre-registration
and payment is required for the High Altitude Fun at the Scout Base. Pre-registration is required for the Lane
Southern Orchards Tour. To register, simply write the names of the people in your party that wish to participate
in the tour and send in this form!

June 21 High Altitude Fun at Scout Base: From 3-6 p.m., the Scout Camp’s climbing wall, zip line, high
altitude swing and rappelling tower will be open for pre-registered participants.
Cost: $27 per person

Names:_____________________________________________________ # Participants ____X $27
(Make Check Payable to Georgia River Network)               Total Fees____________

June 21 Kayak Fishing Seminar: From 4-6 p.m., Randy Vining of Ocean Kayak’s Pro Staff/Fishing Team
will be on hand for a free kayak fishing seminar. Kayak fishing is one of the fastest growing sectors of paddle
sports. Randy will discuss different ways to set up a kayak for fishing, lures, and techniques that can be used to
catch the Flint River’s elusive shoal bass. No cost, no pre-registration required.

June 21-22 Sprewell Bluff State Park Trails: Don’t miss the views of the Flint from Sprewell Bluff State
Park’s trail system that winds three miles along the Flint and adjacent woodlands. You’ll have a chance to
explore the trails at the end of the paddle on Day 1 or before you set off for Day 2. Remember that the final bus
leaves at 5 p.m. and all paddlers must be on the water by 10 a.m. No cost, no pre-registration required.

June 25 Lane Southern Orchards & Packing Co. Tour: Along the Flint, you’ll be traveling through the heart
of Georgia’s breadbasket. Here’s your chance to see how some of that produce is produced. Take a tour of Lane
Packing Co.’s peach and pecan farm. The farm was founded in1908 by John David Duke and now is operated
by the fourth generation of Dukes. The family farms 2500 acres of peach trees, 2000 acres of pecans and
operates a packing facility in Ft. Valley. Learn about the history of Georgia’s peach industry on a guided tour
through the orchards where you will see how the crops are grown and harvested. You may also visit the packing
plant for a bird’s eye view of the process. Vehicle transport to the farm will leave Ft. Valley State University at
4:15 p.m. for a 4:30 p.m. tour of the farms. ***This will be at the end of an 18-mile day on the river. If you
want to make this special tour, please be on the river early!!! Cost: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children Please
pre-register so that we can make transportation arrangements. Payment to Lane Packing on the day of the tour.

Names: __________________________________________________                           # Participants_____

June 26 Massee Lane Gardens Tour: Home of the American Camellia Society, Massee Lane Gardens holds
one of the world’s finest collection of camellias on nine acres bursting with the legendary blossoms. The
gardens also include a Japanese and rose garden. On the self-guided tours of the grounds, you’ll find, along with
flowers, the remnants of middle Georgia’s past—39 millstones salvaged from grist mills in the area. Inside
you’ll find a quirky porcelain collection that includes the nation’s largest collection of Boehm porcelains open
to the public. This off-the-beaten path attraction is worth the admission fee.

Our shuttle buses will drop off interested parties at the Gardens on the way back from Miona Ferry. A short 12-
mile paddle day will give you ample time to explore the gardens before closing time at 4:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 (children under 12 free) No pre-registration required.

Please return this form to Georgia River Network by May 31: Georgia River Network, 126 S. Milledge Ave. ,
Suite E3 , Athens, GA 30605

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                     Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Workshop Registration
Georgia Adopt-A-Stream instructors will offer on-the-river chemical water quality monitoring workshops on
Sunday, June 22nd and Monday June 23rd. During these two days, we will stop at several locations to
demonstrate chemical monitoring protocols, collecting and testing water quality samples. By participating in
this training, you’ll have the opportunity to assist in Paddle Georgia’s assessment of the health of the Flint and
its tributaries. When you return home, you’ll have a greater understanding of rivers and streams, and you’ll be
certified to conduct routine water quality monitoring on a local waterway.

Once certified, interested participants will be encouraged to assist the monitoring team by conducting additional
sampling during the course of the week. By participating in this workshop, you will gain first hand knowledge
of the many issues our rivers are facing. Join us for two days of fun on the river!

Write your name below and check the appropriate boxes if you would like to participate in the workshop and
conduct water monitoring during the week of Paddle Georgia.

Name:___________________________________

□ Yes, I would like to participate in an Adopt-A-Stream chemical water monitoring workshop.
□ Yes, I would like to assist with the stream health assessment of the Flint and its tributaries.
□ I am currently certified or have been certified by Adopt-A-Stream in Chemical Monitoring.
For questions regarding the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream training, contact Harold Harbert at 404-675-1639. You
can also learn more about Georgia Adopt-A-Stream by visiting www.georgiaadoptastream.org.

                           Paddle Georgia Idol Contest Registration
On June 26 in Ft. Valley, we’ll hold our 2nd Annual Paddle Georgia Idol contest. Loosen up those vocal chords,
brush up on the jokes, limber up those fingers to tickle the ivories or bend some strings and stretch out those
muscles for a “stupid person trick.”

We’ll supply a guitar and keyboard, you supply the rest of the talent. If you have a special instrument request,
please include it here.

Name: _____________________________________________

Talent:____________________________________________

Instrument Requests:__________________________________


Please return this form to Georgia River Network by May 31: Georgia River Network, 126 S. Milledge Ave. ,
Suite E3 , Athens, GA 30605




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