Weekend For Rivers 2015 Georgia River Network State Conference

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Chattahoochee Nature Center says
Weekend for Rivers 2015 registration is OPEN! Register NOW!
Join us September 19th at the Chattahoochee Nature Center in Roswell, GA for a day of inspiration, education and connections with folks who love Georgia’s rivers as much as you do! Weekend for Rivers is GRN’s Annual Conference and River Celebration event that gives us all a chance to celebrate Georgia’s unique, beautiful rivers through sharing stories and information, and hanging out with our river-loving friends, new and old! On Sunday, September 20th, you'll have the chance to paddle a beautiful 9-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee with Shoot the Hooch!

The theme of this year's Weekend for Rivers is "River Revelations."
Join us September 19th for a day of inspiration, education and connections with your fellow Georgia river enthusiasts! Three tracks will explore Georgia's rivers from different angles:
• The Revelations Track will take a look at Georgia's rivers through many different lenses and reveal the ways that rivers impact our lives and our point of view. The focus of this track will be on stories told by artists, scientists, river advocates and others, about how a river might have taught an important life lesson about anything--local government, community, family, or the natural world.
• The Technical Track will include presentations about policy, science, and water law, from the laws around coastal marsh buffers to Waters of the United States.
• The Board Track will be a special opportunity for board members of river groups from all over the state to come together to share stories and learn about the best ways to deal with one of the biggest issues that plagues every nonprofit: How do we raise the money to do the work we do? Participants will learn from other Georgia river group leaders about what works and what doesn't in grant writing, supporter fundraising, getting and keeping major donors, and organizing a lucrative, popular, long-lasting event. (We really want board members to attend this track, and are offering a Buy One, Get One on registration for board members of Georgia river groups!)

Saturday evening, we’ll have a ton of fun at our annual River Celebration Party and then we’ll camp at the Chattahoochee Nature Center (indoor and outdoor camping will be available, OR you can just get a hotel room).

Optional Add On Trip Run by Shoot the Hooch - This year Shoot the Hooch (STH) has offered to take Weekend for Rivers participants on a gorgeous 9-mile stretch of the nationally-designated Chattahoochee Water Trail, through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. You will be putting in at the Garrard Boat Ramp on the John's Creek Environmental Campus in Alpharetta and taking out at the Chattahoochee River Park in Roswell, Georgia. Shoot the Hooch will make boats available, as well as a shuttle back to your car at the end of the paddle.

Boat rental is not included in the price of registration for Weekend for Rivers.
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