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Broad River Watershed Association hosting Shoal Lily Float Saturday

The Broad River Watershed Association (BRWA) will host its annual canoe float Saturday to view the rare shoal lily along the lower section of the Broad River between Highway 17 and Highway 79 at the mouth of Clark Hill Lake.

Victor Y. Johnson of BRWA said participants will meet at the Broad River Campground on Highway 79 at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and canoe from Highway 17 to Highway 79 in Elbert, Wilkes and Lincoln counties.

The float will end around 4 p.m., depending on water levels.

Organizers are asking that only experienced paddlers participate.

Registration with BRWA is required.

To get the campground turn right after you cross the Broad River on Highway 79 South from Elbert County into Lincoln County. Participants will meet at the parking area near the campground showers.

Anyone interested should send an email to info@brwa.org.

Bring your own canoe or reserve one with the Broad River Outpost (call 706-795-3242.

Bring your own lunch and water and wear sturdy shoes.

BRWA will also host a free wildflower walk to see the shoal lilies at Anthony Shoals. Walkers are asked to meet at the Broad River Campground off Highway 79 in Wilkes County at the same time and place as the float.

Sign up for the walk at info@brwa.org or call 706-308-5339. Registration is required.

Bring sturdy shoes, water and a sack lunch.

Parking is $4 per car at the campground and $25 per person for the float. The wildflower walk is free. 

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