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Amos' Odyssey

200-mile, 3-week Journey Down the Conasauga, Oostanaula and Coosa Rivers

Amos TuckOn 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.

Amos in Kayak

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

JOIN AMOS FOR AN EXCURSION ON THE RIVER! 

During the three-week event, CRBI is sponsoring three educational adventures for those wishing to join Amos and learn more about our local rivers. The trips are free, but donations to CRBI are encouraged. Register for one or more of these events and make a donation to CRBI using the registration form below.

Holiday Darters
August 25th Conasauga Snorkel Hole
Come join Amos as he leads a snorkeling adventure on the Conasauga in the Cherokee National Forest. Experience the underwater life of Georgia's most biologically diverse river. Snorkels and masks will be available for any one who needs it.
 
September 2nd Fish Finder
Amos and biologists from the University of Georgia will lead a paddle trip on the Conasauga where we will stop to collect fish in nets. This will be a great way to see some of the more rare fishes of our basin.
 
MusselSeptember 9th Mussel Shell Hunt
Amos will lead a paddle trip on the Oostanaula River where we will stop and hunt for our basins beautiful mussel shells. Come learn about a really cool group of animals that get little recognition.
 
ALL SPACES FOR THE AUG. 25 SNORKEL TRIP ON THE CONASAUGA HAVE BEEN FILLED. PLEASE REGISTER AND YOU WILL BE PLACED ON A WAIT LIST. IN THE EVENT THAT WE HAVE CANCELLATIONS WE WILL CONTACT YOU.

 

 
 
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