Ogeechee Riverkeeper is restarting its monthly paddling trips with one on March 26 from Claxton to Highway 280 on the Canoochee River.
The 7-mile trip goes through some serene yet challenging passages. The trip is suitable for beginner to intermediate paddlers. People interested in joining must register at www.ogeecheeriv erkeeper.org by 4 p.m. March 25.
All members are encouraged to take part at no cost beyond their original membership. Non-members can also experience the beauty of Southern “blackwater” rivers, observe wildlife and enjoy the company joining on Ogeechee Riverkeeper’s website, when registering for a trip.
Participants will meet at 9 a.m. and should bring a lunch and snacks, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, water shoes or old sneakers (avoid flip-flops and sandals) and dry bags for keys and phones.
The trips will take place on the fourth Saturday of every month until October. Each takes three to four hours of paddling and an hour for lunch. They feature a guide who will talk about wildlife and nature. There is a rental for boats if paddlers do not have one.
For a schedule, go to www.ogeecheeriverkeeper.org/events/paddle-trips/.
For more information, email jesse@ogeecheeriver keeper.org or call 866-942-6222, ext. 2.