The Apalachicola—More Than a Name

By Doug Alderson Perhaps fog is the perfect symbol for adventure. You can’t see far ahead. Obstacles come into view quickly—shoals, islands, rocks, bridges, rusted heaps of steam ships along the opposite shore. Stop for a moment and your companions are lost in the mist. Only their excited voices carry. Swallowing fog. Engulfing. That’s how …

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To Save a River

By Jim McClellan There’s a stand of willows at the south end of Iamonia Lake, an oxbow off the Apalachicola River. The willows are right in the middle of the channel and if you’re driving a boat on that stretch, you have to choose right or left. One way takes you to the river; the …

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2The Keeper

By: Robyn Parrish-Hill It beckons to me whispering, “Come and see. Come and see.” I am drawn to this life force, intoxicated by the beauty that Mother Nature has so lovingly created. My words are silenced by the sweet song of the gentle waves that caress the shore. Echoes of the past slowly creep around …

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Annual Member Meeting includes guest speaker Susan Cerulean

Join us on Saturday, March 26 at Apalachicola’s Battery Park Community Center from 4-7 PM (EST). The center is located at the foot of the Gorrie Bridge in Apalachicola. Guest speaker, Susan Cerulean is a fervent naturalist & writer. Her most recent book Coming to Pass: Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change recently …

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Reflecting on RiverTrek 2015

  A Brief Look at the Apalachicola RiverTrek Paddling Experience   by Doug Alderson Like the quintessential hero’s journey, participants in the Apalachicola RiverTrek have various trials and stages to complete in order to ensure success. First, it takes a desire to paddle five days and 110 miles down the entire Apalachicola River, no small task. …

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