paddle trip set for Sunday
Ogeechee Riverkeeper is holding a paddle trip Sunday to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the East Coast Greenway Alliance.
This River Relay event on the Ogeechee River begins at 9 a.m. at the Savannah-Ogeechee Canal Society, 681 Fort Argyle Road, and will end at Kings Ferry Park, 6811 Basin Road, in Savannah. Participants will paddle on the historic Savannah-Ogeechee Canal to King’s Ferry on the Ogeechee River with leaders from the Ogeechee Riverkeeper organization, including Outreach and Water Quality Specialist Luke Roberson.
This trip, which will take two to three hours to complete, will be followed by a bring your own picnic lunch. Participants will also have the option to purchase meals at Love’s Seafood & Steaks. Picnicking paddlers will be joined by another group of environmental volunteers, who will be participating in an East Coast Greenway Alliance trail clean-up happening at the same time as the paddle trip.
Paddlers should bring snacks, water bottle(s), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old tennis shoes (flip-flops and sandals are not recommended), and a dry bag or way to store your personal items. Canoes will be available to rent for $30.
For more information about the Ogeechee River Relay Race paddle trip, please check Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s Facebook page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-942-6222.
For more information about the East Coast Greenway Alliance or the River Relay, please visit www.greenway.org/river-relay.
Oysters for the Ogeechee
event set for Nov. 2
The Ogeechee Riverkeeper has announced its main fundraising event of the year, the fourth Annual Oysters for the Ogeechee, will take place from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 at the Isle of Hope Marina, located at 50 West Bluff Drive, Savannah.
Moon River Brewing Company will serve its Ogeechee Riverkeeper Spiced Pale Ale. Guests will enjoy unlimited steamed oysters and a selection of “land lover’s” fare from Barnes Catering. DJ OB-1 Benob will play classic rock tunes, and attendees will have the chance to bid on an impressive array of silent auction items, including vacations, local art and gift baskets.
This year’s early event sponsors include Milliken, Isle of Hope Marina, Barnes Catering, Ambos Seafood and Moon River Brewing Company.
Tickets booked in advance are $45 each and $40 each if there are two or more in your group. There is the option to purchase a VIP wristband, available only in advance, for $90 per ticket or $80 per ticket for groups of two or more people. VIP wristbands include prime parking, private seating, a personal oyster cooker and server, and a full open bar. Corporate and individual sponsorships are still available starting at $500. For more information, visit www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org, email email@example.com or call 866-942-6222.
Big Bully Redfish
tournament set for Tybee
Team Tybee’s “Big Bully” Redfish Tournament, Oct. 21, 7 a.m. until Oct. 22, 4 p.m., North Beach parking lot, Tybee Island. The family-friendly beach fishing tournament benefits Georgia’s Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Team Opa. Cost: $20 kids registration; $50 regular registration.
Registration 7 a.m. Oct. 21, first cast 8 a.m.; lines in at 5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 4 p.m. Oct. 22. Anglers must have current Georgia saltwater fishing license. Winner determined by longest redfish (tiebreaker goes to fish with the most spots). Two-pole limit. Info: www.tybeefishingco.com and on Facebook.