Highlights and Extras

Wetlands Delineation Workshop
River Cafe Conversations
River Tales Studio
Open Space
Kayak Demonstration
Film: "The Chattahoochee: Reimagine Our River"

 

Wetlands Delineation Workshop

March 30
Plaza Conference Room

In conjunction with Weekend for Rivers, the Army Corps of Engineers, in cooperation with Southern Environmental Law Center, will be leading a hands-on wetlands delineation workshop at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. Participants will gain an understanding of how a wetlands delineation works. There will be a classroom portion of the workshop, but the workshop will take place primarily in the field where you will get hands-on instruction and experience with how wetland delineations are determined. For questions or to register contact Bill Sapp at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

River Cafe Conversations

March 31, 9:15 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Kingfisher Hall

The River Cafe Conversations bring together people from diverse backgrounds and experiences to explore questions that matter in intimate "cafe style" conversations. At tables of 4-6 people, we'll set the space for you to do your most creative thinking, speaking and listening; taking a deep dive into several thought-provoking questions that have real consequences for the river movement. 

In these open dialogues everyone's contribution matters because we know that ideas and passion can emerge from the most surprising places. You'll move between tables and conversations, meeting new people who will actively challenge your thinking, perhaps sparking an entirely new insight and connection. By sharing our discoveries, we'll harvest the wisdom of the group and find new ways to tackle the issues that matter the most to us who love rivers.

River Tales Studio

Saturday, March 31, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Plaza Conference Room Office

Do you have a river story to tell? Maybe it¹s about the river you grew up on or maybe it¹s the river you work every day to protect. At Weekend for Rivers, you can come on in to the River Tales Studio sound booth and say anything you want, as long as it has to do with Rivers: read some poetry, tell us about your organization, even sing a song.  You can be one-on-one with our sound man Mickey, or you can bring up to five friends with you.  You can even interview each other! You'll find other great story-telling ideas at Story Corps.

Stories will become part of a series of podcasts for Georgia River Network that will be posted on our website (anonymously, if you¹d like). River Tales Studio will be open from 8 AM to 6:30 PM on Saturday, March 31 during the first day of Weekend for Rivers. "Recording sessions" are fifteen minutes long, and you can either sign-up ahead of time or we’ll have a sign-up sheet at the registration desk at Weekend for Rivers.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before March 29 to reserve your time.

Open Space

March 31, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: sign up in Kingfisher Hall

If you've got something you've been dying to talk to some fellow river lovers about, we're providing a time a space for you to call your own meeting! A flip chart will be set up in Kingfisher Hall all day on Saturday for you to "call" a meeting of your own--about whatever you want!  Other people will see that you've scheduled a time and place to talk about a specific issue, and can sign up to join you to join in your conversation.  

Open space will be open after the presentations from 5 - 7 on Saturday evening.

Kayak Demonstration

March 31, 4:45 p.m. - 7 p.m
Location: Chattahoochee Nature Center pond

The Outside World and Cedar Creek RV & Outdoor Center will be showing off all kinds of boats on the Chattahoochee Nature Center pond.  You can stop by and try one out! Or even buy one!

Film: "The Chattahoochee: Re-Imagine Our River"

March 31, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Cowie-Weiss Auditorium

From water for fishing to water for drinking, the choices made by those living in the Chattahoochee River watershed have made profound impacts on the health, quality and availability of this resource.  This film explores some of the innovative methods for enjoying, conserving and restoring the Chattahoochee River and encourages all who use the river to become involved.

Film run time 22 minutes

Most appropriate for ages 10 and up