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Float on the Flint happens in October

Paddlers navigate along a bank of cypress trees during the 2016 edition of Fall Float on the Flint (Source: GRN) Paddlers navigate along a bank of cypress trees during the 2016 edition of Fall Float on the Flint (Source: GRN)
Gordon Rogers is the Flint Riverkeeper. (Source: WALB) Gordon Rogers is the Flint Riverkeeper. (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

People who want to get to know the Flint River, up close and personal, can join the Georgia River Network’s Float on the Flint River excursion,  October 7-9.

The Georgia River Network said in a release that this will be the fourth edition of Paddle Georgia Fall Float on the Flint. 

The trip, produced in partnership with Flint Riverkeeper, will cover about 48 miles of the southwest Georgia river over three days, beginning near Baconton and ending in the backwaters of Lake Seminole, near Bainbridge.  

Online registration is now open HERE.   Registration fees are $325 for adults, $280 for children 8-17 and $140 for children 7 and younger.

Fees include six catered meals, camping facilities with restrooms and showers, shuttle service, event T-shirt and more. 

"We’re excited about partnering with GRN to bring people from across the state and nation to the beautiful Flint," said Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper. "We see the Flint River Water Trail as an economic development tool for southwest Georgia communities, and this trip shows the benefits of making our river accessible to visitors and locals." 

Rogers said the trip is great for families. 

"There's a great dose of fun as well as education. The food is great, the comradery is great. It's just a good time," said Rogers. 

If you're interested in participating, you can get more information at the Paddle Georgia website,  or by contacting Joe Cook at 706-409-0128 or joecookpg@gmail.com

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