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Written by Flint Riverkeeper Editor-in-Chief

Saturday, April 15th: GA Department of Natural Resources Sprewell Bluff Wildlife Management Area Volunteer Trash Pickup Day

Meet at Mitchell Gap, where Chalybeate Springs Road intersects Taylor Road, southeast of Manchester. Clean is from 8:30am– noon. Wear sturdy shoes, long pants and work gloves. Pack a lunch! Volunteers will be split into groups to target different areas. View our flyer for more information.

Saturday, April 22nd: Great American Cleanup

Lee County, Leesburg, and Smithville. The event will include removing trash from public areas including storm ponds, canals and parks, There will be an amnesty day at the landfill in which citizens of Lee County can bring their unwanted items to the dump for free. Also during that day we will be collecting any unwanted prescription drugs (No questions asked) and collecting unserviceable U.S., State, Confederate, or military branch flags. Event starts at 8:00am and should wrap up around noon. Trash bags will be available to volunteers. For more information contact Jim Wright at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 229-344-8034.

Saturday, April 29: 2nd Annual Flint River Rhythm Music Festival at Albany Shrine Club, Albany, GA.


What: Flint Riverkeeper’s 2nd Annual Flint River Rhythm Music Event Featuring music from RELAPSE performing from 9-11pm with openers Stephen Harrell and the Dusty Boats Band performing from 6-8pm.
When: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Where: Albany Shrine Club along Muckalee Creek 135 Shrine Club Road, Leesburg, GA 31763
Details: Gates open at 5pm.

General Admission tickets are $20 per person, kids 12 & under are free with adult.

VIP packages available for $150 per person, includes:

  • Dinner @ 7pm with 2 drink tickets per person
  • Seating under VIP Tent
  • One-year membership in Flint Riverkeeper
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • One Event T-Shirt and FRk sticker

Tickets and VIP packages can be purchased online at www.2ndannualflintriverrhythm.eventbrite.com, reserved in advance by calling Flint Riverkeeper at 229-435-2241 OR purchase at the entrance gate the day of event.

Food by Austin’s Firegrill and Oyster Bar. Full bar along with cold Coca-Cola, Pepsi, MillerCoors and Budweiser products available—no coolers please. Valid ID required for alcohol purchases and consumption.

Raffle for Old Town NEXT canoe, value-d at $1000! Raffle tickets are one (1) for $10 or fifteen (15) for $100. You need not be present to win and advance raffle tickets can be purchased by calling Flint Riverkeeper’s office at 229-435-2241 from 9am Friday, April 14th until 9am Friday, April 28th.

Cornhole Tournament, $25 Registration at noon; Bags fly at 1pm. $5 of Registration fee to benefit FRk.

Family-friendly event benefitting Flint Riverkeeper’s work-related mission to restore and protect the Flint River and associated aquifers for the benefit of current and future generations and dependent wildlife. No pets at this event please.

Sponsorships available with fantastic incentives and marketing opportunities. See contact information below.

Questions? Contact Jayme Smith, Flint Riverkeeper Director of Development and Outreach at 229-220-9796 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Saturday, May 13th: Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce Annual Flint River Poker Float, sponsored by Flint Riverkeeper

Details and registration information at www.thomastongachamber.com/annual-poker-float

Sunday, May 14th: Mother’s Day Shoal Lily Paddle

Join FRk board member Les Ager and his wife Jaydee as they guide a trip through the upper Flint’s shoals to see the remarkable beauty of the shoal lily blooms.
Meet by 9am at the GA Hwy 36 Bridge in Upson County. The float will conclude by 3pm with takeout at the Big Lazer Wildlife Management Area.

Pricing schedule:
Members with own boat: $15
Members who borrow FRk boat: $25
Non-members with own boat: $35
Non-members who borrow FRk boat: $45
Volunteers who help load FRk boats at trip’s conclusion receive a $10 discount
Includes canoe or kayak rental, paddle, PFD and one-year membership to Flint Riverkeeper®

Bad Weather or Low Flow cancellation: Make up dates can be established as needed. Refunds considered individually – or gratefully accepted as a donation to help Flint Riverkeeper in our river protection efforts.

For more details and to register for the trip, call FRk at 229-435-2241

Saturday, July 8th: Rivers Alive

Lee County. Volunteers will be traveling the Kinchafoonee and Muckalee Creek from one bridge to the next removing trash along the way. Also, looking a few experienced boaters on the Flint too but, can’t send high school kids! We will have a cookout at Chehaw Park with a bluegrass band. Event starts around 8:00am and should end after our lunch at Chehaw Park. Volunteers that sign up two weeks prior to the event will receive a Lee County Rivers Alive shirt and hopefully a newly designed sticker for their boat or cooler. For more information contact Jim Wright at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 229-344-8034.

Friday-Monday, October 6th-9th: 4th Annual Fall Float on the Flint with Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper

Georgia River Network and Flint Riverkeeper invite you to the lower Flint camping and paddling event based out of Newton, GA. Details coming soon to http://www.garivers.org/paddle_georgia/fallfloat.html

Friday, October 20th: Flint Riverkeeper

Annual Dinner and Auction Event. Join your Flint Riverkeeper at Morgan Farm at Buzzard Roost for a delicious dinner, raffle for an Old Town Next canoe, open bar, live and silent auction, stunning scenery and fantastic conversation. Sponsorship opportunities available and unique auction items are appreciated! Contact Jayme at 229-220-9796 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for donation information. More information coming soon.