Prizes to High School Logo Contest Winners at Alapaha River Water Trail Conference

Press release from the issuing company

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

WWALS Watershed Coalition will award prizes to high school student artists for first, second, and third place logo contest winners and an honorable mention at the Alapaha River Water Trail Conference this Saturday March 14th, near Alapaha, Georgia. The winning logo will appear in an Alapaha River Water Trail brochure along with lists of prize contributors and Water Trail sponsors. The afternoon’s festivities will conclude with an easy paddle outing on the Alapaha River.

The logo will be used on the Alapaha River Water Trail website, on promotional brochures, and on information at access points along the river that will be posted on kiosks.

Many thanks to the prize donors: Wild Adventures Theme Park, Hometown Handyman Chris Mericle, Camping World Retail Store, Dr. Bret Wagenhorst, Jasper Hardware, and Garry Gentry.

Winners will be announced, prizes awarded, and their logos unveiled at the

WWALS Alapaha River Water Trail Conference 
When: 1-4 PM Saturday March 14th, 2015 
Where: Gaskins Forest Education Center
3359 Moore Sawmill Rd 
Alapaha, Georgia.

The current agenda for the Conference is:

  • 1PM: Welcome,
    by Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS Treasurer and Conference Facilitator
  • 30 minutes: Meet and Greet
    with refreshments: you can bring your own pot luck
  • 5 minutes: Introduction to WWALS and the Water Trail,
    by Dave Hetzel, WWALS Ambassador
  • 15 minutes: Slide presentation on the Alapaha River Water Trail,
    by John S. Quarterman, WWALS President
  • 5 min: Q&A after each talk,
    also referring people to later open discussion.
  • 15 min: Logo contest winners,
    by Deanna Mericle, Contest Coordinator
  • 5 min: Water Trail Brochure Presentation,
    by Chris Graham, Chair, WWALS ARWT Committee
  • 5 min: Q&A or comments
  • 15 min: Break
  • 15 min: Unique geological features of the Alapaha River,
    by Burt Carter, Geology Professor, Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA
  • 5 min: Q&A
  • 15 min: Fauna and flora seen boating on the Alapaha River,
    by Bret Wagenhorst, WWALS Board Member
  • 5 min: Q&A
  • 15 min: Water quality testing and experiences on the Alapaha River,
    by Al Browning, WWALS Board Member
  • 30+ min: Open discussion,
    up to 3 minutes each, with Q&A after each speaker
  • 5 min: Wrapup,
    by Gretchen Quarterman, WWALS Treasurer and meeting facilitator
  • 3:30 PM: Adjourn
  • 4PM: Easy Outing on the Alapaha River at GA 135.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference and on the river!