Business Sponsorship Options

Georgia River Network invites you and your business to join in the work to protect and restore our rivers from the mountains to the coast by sponsoring an event.  

For more information, please contact Dana Skelton by clickingThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 706-549-4508.

2017 Corporate Sponsorship Packet (pdf format) 

1) Be a Paddle Georgia Partner!

The 2016 educational trip will engage over 400 participants on a week-long, educational canoe and kayak trip down the Coosa/Oostanaula/Conasauga in June will raise the awareness of thousands of others about the importance of Georgia’s rivers. 


Paddle Georgia is a Great Sponsorship Opportunity for Your Business:

  • Paddle Georgia receives outstanding earned media coverage and has generated over 150 newspaper articles, TV and radio stories including features on Georgia Public Broadcasting’s "Georgia Outdoors," HGTV’s “Deserving Design” and in Southern Living magazine.

  • Paddle Georgia is a very popular and wildly successful educational program.

  • Paddle Georgia is the largest week-long, educational canoe and kayak camping adventure in the country.

  • Your business has a “captive audience” of over 400 people for an entire week during the trip. Your business brand will gain exposure throughout the week through recognition, logos on signs, banners and displays, and use of your product donations.

  • Depending on your sponsorship level, you have the opportunity to send employees on the trip, which can be a nice added benefit for your staff.

2) Be a GRN Weekend for Rivers Sponsor!

GRN’s Annual Weekend for Rivers (to be held spring of 2017), helps over 150 river conservation leaders and citizens from across Georgia come together to learn how they can better protect their local rivers by providing education, training and the tools needed to be successful in their efforts. By building the capacity of river conservation leaders to accomplish shared goals, we effectively broaden our impact and the potential to truly protect and restore Georgia’s rivers.

We rely on partners like you to help support the Weekend for Rivers so we can feature dynamic speakers, provide scholarships for participants from volunteer-based organizations with limited resources, organize and plan workshops, provide meals and meeting space and provide entertainment, food and beverages for the Friday night River Celebration Awards party.

3) Support Our Water Trails Program

I’m sure it’s easy for you to imagine what a big difference a statewide network of water trails would make for Georgia’s rivers, the people who enjoy them, and the businesses that serve them.  It would provide more opportunities for people to get outside, not to mention support your business and local economy when water trail users buy products and services for their adventures. We need your financial support in order to make this dream a reality.

Click here to learn more about sponsoring our Water Trails Program.

 4) Support Our River User's Guide 

Pic Flint foggy morningThe Oconee River User’s Guide, scheduled to be released in Spring 2018, is the latest in a series of Georgia River Network (GRN) and University of Georgia Press river guides authored by Joe Cook. GRN's river user guides provide many little-known facts about Georgia’s rivers, bring to life these rivers’ cultural and natural history, and present river issues in an immersive and engaging manner that will inspire users to help protect their local waterways. By providing funding for the guide book series, your name and logo can appear on the inside cover of the book among other perks.