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Posted on: July 1, 2020

Flint River Water Trail Coming to Meriwether County

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Flint KayakingMeriwether County Board of Commissioners Chairman, Bryan Threadgill, has signed a resolution on behalf of Meriwether County to support the establishment of the Flint River Water Trail in Meriwether County. The trail will be established along the approximate 25 miles of the river which flows through Meriwether County. This is a project that the Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism has been working on for several months. Laying the groundwork for the project included identifying a strong local team to serve as a sponsoring body; securing guidance from Gwyneth Moody, Director of Water Trails and Outreach with the Georgia River Network; seeking a collaborative working relationship with the Department of Natural Resources and securing a strong affirmation from Gordon Rogers, Executive Director of the Flint Riverkeeper. This ecotourism project is a component of a larger economic and ecotourism initiative and consistent with Meriwether County’s comprehensive plan.

This announcement coincides with the passage in both the House and Senate for the legislation introduced by Representative Debbie Buckner to designate the shoal bass as the official Georgia state native riverine sport fish.

Click here for more information on The Georgia River Network

For more information contact, Carolyn McKinley, President, Meriwether County Chamber of Commerce & Tourism at meriwetherchamber@windstream.net

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