Five-Day Paddling Trip to Support the Apalachicola River

Oct. 2, 2014

~RiverTrek raises funds to restore, protect and preserve the Apalachicola River~

In celebration of Florida Greenways and Trails Month, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is participating in RiverTrek – a five-day paddling trip down the length of the Apalachicola River. The trip will take place Oct. 7-11, beginning at Clyde Hopkins Park in Chattahoochee and ending at Apalachicola Riverfront Park.

This is the seventh year for the event, which celebrates the river and raises funds for conservation. The participants will be greeted along the way by elected officials who will speak about the river’s importance and the recent National Recreation Trail designation. Florida Paddling Trails Association President Tom McLaulin will also be presenting blueway community signs to the river towns of Chattahoochee, Blountstown, Wewahitchka and Apalachicola at RiverTrek events.

For information on how to support, donate or volunteer for the event, click here.

WHEN:          Tuesday, Oct. 7

                       9 a.m.

WHERE:        Clyde Hopkins Park

                       400 River Landing Road

                       Chattahoochee, Florida 32324

WHEN:          Wednesday, Oct. 8

                       11:30 a.m.

WHERE:        Neal River Landing

                       SE River Street

                       Blountstown, Florida 32424

WHEN:          Friday, Oct. 10

                       9:15 a.m.

WHERE:        Gaskin Park

                       Wewahitchka, Florida 32465

WHEN:           Saturday, Oct. 11

                       4 p.m.

WHERE:        Apalachicola Riverfront Park

                       90 Water Street

                       Apalachicola, Florida 32320

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