Upcoming Events

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Conasauga River Watershed Cleanup

Saturday, October 27th, 2018.

9 AM – 12 PM

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DIRECTIONS TO CLEANUP SITES:

October 27, 2018 Saturday • 9 am – 12 pm

1. Conasauga River at Carlton Petty Road bridge – From Dalton head north on Cleveland Highway to
Beaverdale Road and follow east to Highway 2. Turn right or east on Highway 2 and travel to the intersection
with Highway 225. Turn left or north on Highway 225 and follow approximately 1.5 miles and turn left onto
Carlton Petty Road. Travel to the Conasauga River bridge, approximately 1/2 mile. From Chatsworth, head
north on Highway 225 approximately 14 miles and turn left onto Carlton Petty Road. Travel to the Conasauga
River bridge, approximately 1/2 mile.

2. Conasauga River at Highway 2 bridge – From Dalton Take the Cleveland Highway (Rt. 71) north from
Dalton to Highway 2. Turn right on Highway 2 and go about 6.5 miles until you reach the bridge over
Conasauga River at Beaverdale Superette – park at the store. From Chatsworth. Go north on US Route 411.
At Cisco, turn left onto Highway 2 and go about 7 miles until you reach the bridge over Conasauga River at
Beaverdale Superette – park at the store.

3. Conasauga River at Lower King’s Bridge/Norton Bridge – From Dalton Take Highway 52/76 toward
Chatsworth. Turn left onto Highway 286. After passing through Dawnville, go another 1/2 mile on Highway
286 and turn left onto Lower King’s Bridge Road. Go 2 miles, turn right at the stop sign, and park when you
get near the bridge. From Chatsworth: Go north on Highway 411. Go through Eton, and continue another 1.7
miles on Highway 411 and turn left onto Red Cut Road. Continue straight on this road for 4 or 5 miles, until
you reach the river. (Red Cut Road will change names to Norton Bridge Road when you cross Highway 225.)
Cross the bridge over the river and park

4. Holly Creek- From US Route 411 Northbound – At Eton turn right (east) on CCC Camp Road. Continue on
this road even after pavement ends. One-mile after pavement ends look for parking area on left at swimming
hole area with registration table.

5. Mill Creek tributary in the City of Dalton – At Underwood Apartments in Dalton. From Dalton or
Chatsworth: Take the North Bypass to Underwood Street. Turn south onto Underwood Street at traffic light.
Continue on Underwood for about 3/4 mile. Turn left onto Phoenix Place at Underwood Apartments. From
Walnut Avenue: From the intersection of Glenwood Avenue and Walnut Avenue, go north on Glenwood. Turn
right onto Martin Luther King Blvd. Proceed for 10 blocks and turn left onto Fields Avenue. Continue on Fields
Ave. until intersection with Underwood Street. Turn right onto Underwood. Proceed on Underwood for about 7
blocks. Turn right onto Phoenix Place at Underwood Apts.

6. Coahulla Creek at Prater’s Mill – Prater’s Mill is located at 5845 Georgia Highway 2. From I-75: Exit I-75
at Hwy. 201 (Tunnel Hill – Varnell Exit-341). Travel North 4.5 miles to GA Hwy. 2, turn right on GA Hwy. 2 and
continue 2.6 miles to Prater’s Mill. GPS:: N34 53.720 W84 55.197

7. Lakeshore Park in the City of Dalton – From the intersection of Walnut Avenue and Thornton Avenue/
Route 41 (S. Dixie Hwy): Go south on Route 41 (South Dixie Hwy) for 0.9 miles. Just past the Whitfield County
School District office, turn right onto Conway Street. Proceed on Conway Street until you see the lake, parking
area, and picnic pavilion. Park at the pavilion.

South Chickamauga Rivers Alive

South Chickamauga Rivers Alive

River Clean Up Event

When: October 27th at 10:00 AM

Where: Dragging Canoe Put In

For more information, contact Hunter Terrell Limestone Valley RC&D- Contractor at 615-479-2502.

South Chickamauga Creek Volunteer Cleanup on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council, the Catoosa County 4H Club and Georgia Rivers Alive are putting on a volunteer stream cleanup event as part of an effort to improve the South Chickamauga Creek Watershed.  The event will start at 10:00 am and last until around 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11th.  The Ringgold City Park which is located along South Chickamauga Creek will serve as the central location for the event.  Rivers Alive T-shirts will be available for at least the first 40 volunteers who sign in.  Volunteers will be asked to clean up along the creek on foot.  Staff from Limestone Valley will be on hand to talk about South Chickamauga Creek and the fishes and bugs that inhabit it, as well as the importance of good water quality.  In addition, Limestone Valley will be sampling fishes and bugs to show a bunch of critters from South Chickamauga Creek to volunteers.  The cleanup should be a fun way to assist in helping improve on one of the most cherished places in Ringgold to visit South Chickamauga Creek.    

 

Student volunteers from the Catoosa County 4H Club will be instrumental in making the event a success.  Limestone Valley RC&D Council, a nonprofit group dedicated to natural resource conservation and economic development in rural Northwest Georgia, is also especially relevant as they are working on a grant to improve water quality in the South Chickamauga Creek Watershed.  Rivers Alive, another partner sponsoring the event, is a statewide outreach program geared toward cleaning up Georgia’s waterways and will be donating the T-shirts.  The event along South Chickamauga Creek is one of more than 200 cleanups along streams, rivers, lakes, wetlands, and oceans that Rivers Alive sponsors each year throughout Georgia.  Last year, approximately 28,000 volunteers contributed to these cleanups in and along over 2,000 miles of waterways.  It is the hope of both groups that volunteers not only help clean garbage and debris within and along these water bodies, but also get out and appreciate them for their beauty and biodiversity, as well as the recreation opportunities that they offer.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the stream cleanup event or have a group planning on attending the cleanup, please RSVP the event coordinator Amos Tuck at (770) 316-4115 or amostuck8@gmail.com.  Volunteers are advised to wear pants so they can walk through the woods and warm clothes that they can get wet if possible.  Gloves and trash bags will be provided, although bringing your own gloves will help the groups accommodate more volunteers.  When possible, volunteers are encouraged to bring waders to the event.  If you have suggestions of additional sites along local creeks in need of a cleanup as part of the event or have questions about the event, contact Amos Tuck, who is working on the South Chickamauga Creek grant with Limestone Valley. 

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Join us at the Tennessee River Rescue, Saturday, October 3rd…

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Upcoming Event for the Conasauga River and Ocoee River Watersheds…

Volunteer Tree Planting Event along Lookout Creek at Sitton’s Mill on Sells Lane

 Saturday, February 8th at 10:00 am

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Limestone Valley RC&D Council is leading a tree planting event to improve the vegetative buffer or riparian zone along Lookout Creek and complement a grant-funded effort to improve the water quality in the Lookout Creek Watershed.  Riparian zones along creeks are important for a number of reasons including increased streambank stability and filtration of pollutants, as well as improved water quality.

Along with Limestone Valley RC&D Council, members of Dade County 4-H, Georgia Forestry Commission, and Trenton Tree City will likely assist with the event.  300 white oaks, red oaks, persimmons, and dogwoods will be planted along the creek to improve the stability of the banks of Lookout Creek, as well as the local aesthetics near Sitton’s Mill.

Shovels and a few dibbles, specifically designed to plant trees, will be available for use by volunteers, although volunteers are encouraged to bring their own if possible.  The event will surely be cold so volunteers are reminded to dress warm.

 If you would like to sign up to plant trees as a volunteer,

 please contact Dan Huser of Limestone Valley RC&D Council at (423) 544-9076 or dhuser.lvrcd@gmail.com.

 

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Lookout Creek Cleanup October 19th!

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Tennessee River Rescue October 5th!

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Limestone Valley Presentation at the South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance Meeting 3/27/13…

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 JOIN US

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2013 AT NOON

Wally’s Restaurant, Ringgold Road, East Ridge

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The Clean Water Act (CWA), Section 319 Nonpoint Source Pollution Reduction Grants,

and their Application within the

South Chickamauga Creek Headwaters

 

Dan Huser and Joshua Smith

Limestone Valley Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Council

Watershed Program Managers for South Chickamauga Headwaters Watershed

Clean Water Act Section 319 Grants

 Come to learn about some basics of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and EPA CWA Section 319 Grants for nonpoint source pollution reduction, and how they apply to the South Chickamauga Headwaters.

 Also come hear the latest watershed and greenway updates. 

You are receiving this notice because you have expressed interest in the work of South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance to conserve and enhance the South Chickamauga Creek watershed, its ecology, and its cultural amenities.  If you no longer wish to receive these notices, please call (423) 265-5229 or

e-mail sandykurtz@comcast.net.

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Spring Cleanup along South Chickamauga Creek 4/20/13…

Saturday April 20th, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

South Chickamauga Creek Greenway Alliance, Tennessee Valley Canoe and Kayak Club, and Limestone RC&D Council are partnering on a land-based spring cleanup along South Chickamauga Creek on Saturday, April 20th.  All Cleanup work is to be done at one’s own risk.  This is a great family activity, however, may not be a great activity for small children unless under constant supervision due to the close proximity of the event to the water.  Please wear long pants and closed toed footwear.  Bring a drink of water and snack if needed. Gloves and litter bags will be provided.

Prizes will be given for the most unique piece of trash and the largest piece of trash recovered.

Please contact Dan Huser of Limestone Valley RC&D Council at dhuser.lvrcd@gmail.com or (423) 544-9076 for directions to the site or for more information…

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