Date: Saturday, October 23, 2021
Time: 9 – 12 pm
Making it possible: Keep Dalton/Whitfield Beautiful, Dalton State College, and more!
Location: Conasauga River
Help at one of the sites for the 27th annual event held in conjunction with Georgia’s Annual Waterway Clean-Up, Rivers Alive, and the United Way of Northwest Georgia’s Make a Difference Day.
“The Conasauga River is one of the most biologically diverse rivers in the U.S. Its watershed is home to 90 native fish species, more than a dozen of which are endangered or rare, including the Conasauga Logperch, a fish found nowhere else in the world. The Conasauga historically supported at least 44 mussel species, but, sadly, only about 20 species remain.”
Meeting Place Directions:
Conasauga River Snorkeling Hole, Cherokee National Forest, TN. From Eton, GA: Travel 13.6 miles on US-411 North into TN. Turn right onto Ball Play Rd. after crossing the Conasauga. Travel 1.9 miles and then turn right onto Ladd Springs Road. After 2.3 miles, continue onto Sheeds Creek Rd. Go 4.7 miles on a dirt road. The Snorkeling Hole parking lot will be on the right.
Distance and Difficulty:
Clean at your own discretion and ability!
What to Bring and Wear:
Wear sturdy shoes or boots and a mask. Gloves, long pants, and long sleeved shirts are recommended. Hip or chest waders are useful, but are not required. Trash bags and cleanup supplies provided.
Cancellation: If Outing is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen circumstances, we will notify you via email by 6:00 pm on the evening before.
Pet Policy: No pets this time please
Participation Limit: 10