Calendar of Events

Okefenokee Wilderness Paddle and Book Signing

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge 4159 Suwanee Canal Rd, Folkston, GA, United States

Join Georgia River Network and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) as we celebrate the launch of the latest edition of the Canoeing and Kayaking Georgia guidebook with author Suzanne Welander! Participants will join the author on a gentle six-mile paddle on the Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe Trail followed by a book signing in the Refuge’s […]


Okefenokee Adventure Weekend

Join the Georgia Conservancy for a weekend exploration of one of the most beautiful places in Georgia: the Okefenokee Swamp. Guests will have the opportunity to paddle the mysterious tea-colored water of the Okefenokee with esteemed naturalist Cathy Sakas and learn about the natural wonders and fascinating cultural history found in the Okefenokee National Wildlife […]

Okefenokee-Suwannee River Adventure

Paddle Georgia Okefenokee-Suwannee Ruver Adventure is a 2-day, 21-mile canoe/kayak event with camping at at historic Griffis Fish Camp near Fargo with catered meals, education programs and more. We will begin our journey in the heart of the Okefenokee Swamp at Stephen C. Foster State Park by exploring one of the cypress-lined Okefenokee Wilderness Canoe […]

“Okefenokee Destiny” Film Screening

Public Lands - Kennesaw 667 Ernest W Barrett Pkwy NW Ste 400, Kennesaw, GA, United States

Join Georgia River Network on Wednesday, January 11 from 6 - 7 PM for a free screening of award-winning film Okefenokee Destiny at Public Lands in Kennesaw. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with experts featured in the film. Okefenokee Destiny is a love letter from locals to a deeply mysterious and largely […]


“Sacred Waters” Film Screening

Alumni Memorial University Center 630 Means Drive, Atlanta, GA

Join Okefenokee Protection Alliance (OPA)& Emory Ecological Society for a free screening of the award-winning film Sacred Waters: The Okefenokee in Peril. A brief roundtable discussion featuring leadership from the Okefenokee Protection Alliance and Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Manager Michael Lusk will follow. The event is free, but please register here. Hosted at Emory University's Harland Cinema at Alumni Memorial University […]


“Sacred Waters” Film Screening

Tybee Post Theatre 10 Van Horne Ave, Tybee Island, GA

Join Okefenokee Protection Alliance (OPA) for a free screening of the award-winning film Sacred Waters: The Okefenokee in Peril. A brief roundtable discussion featuring leadership from the Okefenokee Protection Alliance and others will happen directly after the 30 minute documentary.    About Sacred Waters: Sacred Waters, presented by OPA with the generous support of the National Parks Conservation […]


Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party

Conklin Farm in Atlanta

The urgent fight to protect the Okefenokee Swamp from mining is burning brightly in Georgia right now, but we need your help to stoke the fire. To help advocates like you get FIRED UP about the issue, Georgia River Network is hosting a community backyard bonfire event: Save the Swamp Mardi Gras Party. Come out […]


Okefenokee Film Extravaganza

Plaza Theatre in Atlanta 1049 Ponce De Leon Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA

Join the Okefenokee Protection Alliance on March 14 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta as we share with you three short films showcasing the beauty and fragility of the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge. Get inspired by the Okefenokee and learn what you can do to protect the Swamp from a mine proposed at its border! […]


Georgia Rivers Gala

42West Venue 1088 Huff Road NW, Atlanta, GA, United States

Join Georgia River Network for the inaugural Georgia Rivers Gala in Atlanta. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts, conservationists and leaders from across the state will gather to celebrate 25 years of protecting rivers and waterways for everyone to enjoy. Guests will enjoy full bar service with live music, a sit-down dinner, program and live dance band. The […]

St. Marys Lunch and Learn – Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge


Join St. Marys Riverkeeper and Michael Lusk from Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge to discuss what it takes to become a World Heritage Site and why it is critical that the Okefenokee be recognized globally as having Outstanding Universal Value. Learn more about the event at: