200-mile, 3-week Journey Down the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers
On Aug. 25, Coosa River Basin Initiative Program Coordinator, Amos Tuck, will embark on a 200-mile adventure from the headwaters of the Conasauga River in the Cohutta Wilderness of North Georgia to Weiss Lake in Alabama.Traveling by foot and by canoe, Amos will explore the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers for 22 days, discovering the heart of North America's most biologically diverse river basin.
The purpose of “Amos’ Odyssey” is to raise awareness about the outstanding aquatic biodiversity of the Upper Coosa River Basin. The Upper Coosa is considered North America’s most biologically diverse river basin, harboring 30 species of fish, mussels, snails and crayfish that are not found any where else in the world.
A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources specializing in freshwater fishes, Tuck will document many of these species as he hikes and canoes down the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa rivers. During the trip, Tuck will post reports, including photos and videos, on CRBI’s Musselhead Blog: www.coosa.wordpress.com. Additionally, the Rome News-Tribune, Calhoun Times and Dalton Daily Citizen newspapers will run regular reports online and in print editions.
Make A Donation To Support Amos, Win a New Kayak!
In addition to educating the public about the Coosa’s biodiversity, CRBI expects to raise $5,000 during the three-week event. Those making membership donations during the event will receive raffle tickets to win a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100 kayak from Cedar Creek Park. Supporters can make donations at Amos’s Odyssey fundraising page: http://www.firstgiving.com/coosa/amos-odessey
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August 25th Conasauga Snorkel Hole