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August 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Keep Warner Robins Beautiful

OCMULGEE WATER TRAIL, HIKING WITH A PADDLE

The Ocmulgee Water Trail Partnership (OWTP) wants to get you outside hiking the river with a paddle! As the weather begins to warm, everyone wants to be outdoors. Why not grab a kayak, paddleboard, or canoe and head down the Ocmulgee River?

The OWTP, a 501-c(3) nonprofit organization, was created to spotlight our very own Ocmulgee River which runs 200 miles from Bibb County to Jeff Davis County. It currently contains 24 boat launch/take-out sites and represents a coalition of 11 counties.

And now YOU can join, too! If you’d like to stay engaged with all that the Ocmulgee River has to offer, you can now join the OWTP as an annual Student, Military, or Individual member. Or, your company/organization can join as a Bluegill, Sunfish, Large Mouth Bass or Ocmulgee River member.

Membership will keep you informed about all of the exciting events happening…from day trips – to annual paddles – to “you don’t miss this” sites.

In Georgia alone, recreationists spend an estimated $11 billion each year to canoe, kayak, and raft with approximately one million paddlers participating! Nationwide an estimated $139 billion is spent on water sports. In fact, water sports (kayaking, stand-up paddling, rafting, canoeing, and general boating) is the third highest revenue stream – with trail sports and camping taking the first two spots, respectively. Over the past five years job opportunities associated with water sports jumped from 800,000 to over 1,000,000.

Why should you join? The Ocmulgee River Water Trail is quickly becoming the premier destination for paddlers and river enthusiasts and is providing a variety of recreational activities while promoting improvements, both locally and regionally.

For your membership application, send a request to owtpinc@gmail.com or call 478-951-6680. Join now!

Debra A. Jones, Executive Director
Keep Warner Robins Beautiful (478) 929-7258

202 N. Davis Drive, PMB 718 • Warner Robins, GA 31093
Phone (478) 929-7258 • E-Mail: kwrb@wrga.gov

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