Two more paddle trips remain on the ’21 schedule for the Coosa River Basin Initiative. Those include the Harvest Moon Paddle on the Coosa River on the evening of Wednesday, October 20th and the last paddle trip of the year set for Saturday, November 20th along the Etowah River through the Dawson Forest, says Jesse Demonbreun-Chapman, Executive Director.
River revelers are urged by Demonbreun-Chapman to participate in either of the paddles (or both); registration is online at www.coosa.org.
In order to participate in either trip, paddlers must be or become a member of the CRBI. Membership has its benefits, says Demonbreun-Chapman, mainly an opportunity support the cause of cleaner water.
Boat rentals are available to those who do not have their own boats, indicates Demonbreun-Chapman.
The CRBI’s annual Fish Fry returned in 2021 as part of Fiddlin’ Fest this past Saturday in downtown Rome. The proceeds are still being tallied, though the early totals indicate that over $13,000 was raised for the non-profit. Andrew Hawkins, the owner of Carter’s Environmental, was the top fundraiser among seven competitors in this year’s Catfish Court.