Canal Discovery Walks- Fall 2013
Special Events and Programs
Learn about nature, history and more along the banks of the canal and Savannah River. Saturday topic repeats on Sunday. $2 or FREE for Canal Keeper members. More info- 706-823-0440 x 2.
|DATE & TIME|| TOPIC & DESCRIPTION||LEADER & LOCATION|
|Sept. 7- 10 a.m.|
Sept. 8 - 3 p.m.
|ALIEN INVADERS- |
Learn which local plants are indigenous and which may pose environmental problems.
|Charlotte Christy, Ph.D. Georgia Regents University biology department |
Meet at Lake Olmstead Bulkhead Parking area, end of Milledge Road.
|Oct. 5 - 10 a.m.|
Oct. 6 - 3 p.m.
|DIGGING INTO THE PAST -|
Archeology along the canal
A look at two interesting dig sites found before River Watch Parkway was built, plus a display of artifacts and demonstration of early weapons.
|Rowe Bowen, Ph.D. former director of the Cultural Resources Program at GA Dept. of Transportation |
Meet at Eisenhower field parking area, then walk to Raw Water Pumping Station
|Oct. 26 - 10 a.m.|
Oct. 27 - 3 p.m.
|WHAT IS DISC GOLF?-|
How the 'other' golf is played
Give disc golf a try on the Lake Olmstead Course as Jimmy Padgett demonstrates and helps you try out his favorite sport.
|Jimmy Padgett, Augusta Disc Golf Association.|
Meet at Julian Smith Casino parking lot, hole #1 at end of the ball field. Lake Olmstead Park, Milledge Road.
| Nov. 9 - 10 a.m.|
Nov. 10 - 3 p.m.
|FIFTY SHADES OF AUTUMN -|
Fall Foliage walk
Augusta's autumn colors often peak in early to mid-November. Falling leaves reveal species you might not otherwise notice.
|Saturday: Sid Mullis, UGA Extension Service for Richmond County|
Sunday: Judy Gordon, Ph.D., botanist, GRU.
Meet at Canal Lock Keeper's Cottage at Savannah Rapids Park.
Moonlight Music Cruises- 2013
Note: We've moved the Music Cruise info to its own page. Click here to go there.
Talented performers and musical groups entertain on Friday evenings in the Spring and Fall. Bring aboard snacks and beverages of your choice and enjoy live music on a relaxing hour and a half along the scenic canal. $25 per seat. [NOTE: Music Cruises are geared toward adults. We do not recommend infants and young children be brought along, as they may disturb other passengers.]
To see some photos of recent music cruises, CLICK HERE.