Friends of the Locust Fork River May and June 2019 events

Youth Kayak Sprint 
at the 37th Alabama Youth State Games in
Huntsville, AL, June 8


REGISTER HERE - Deadline May 24, 2019
  • Male & female divisions. Ages 7-18  

  • 1st 100 paddlers to register pay $10, after that $25.

  • FLFR will reimburse $10 to the first 15 Blount Co. participants. 
  • No experience racing necessary. All you need to know is how to paddle, and join the fun.

Memorial Hike to Cornelius Falls

Saturday, May 25, 9:30 am



Hike along the Locust Fork River to Cornelius Falls, the widest waterfalls on this river. 

Easy hike!!! We changed the path to avoid poison ivy overgrowth. We will meet at a private property, the address will be sent to you after you register.

More time by the falls and a shorter hike (maybe 30 minutes).

Enjoy eating your sack lunch and sunbathe (with sunscreen!) on the rocks overlooking the falls.

It’s a great time of year to play in the water, so bring water shoes and swimwear. 

Meet at 9:30am at given address along Hamilton Mountain Road, Blountsville, AL.

We'll return to the cars about 2:00.

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River Cleanups - Please Join!

Saturday, June 8

FLFR volunteers are picking trash at 3 scenic locations:

  • Swann Covered Bridge, led by Sam Howell at 9am
  • Mardis Mill Falls, led by Alden Brindle at 10am
  • Taylor Ford, led by Ana Self at 10:30am
2019 Art & Photo Contest: Celebrating the Woodlands & Rivers of Blount County

May 1-July 31

Brett King of Locust Fork sets the challenge:

“I challenge folks, photographers and artists, to go out after a rain and collect rocks of a wide range of colors and shapes and make a design or interesting pattern. Then take a picture!”.

Photo entries will be accepted electronically May 1-July 31. Take Art entries to Oneonta or Blountsville Libraries.

Big prizes $$$ plus several $100 - Business’ Choice Awards. Participation details at

KDoR infographic display at the Oneonta Library during the month of May.


Volunteers Wanted!

FLFR is looking for Volunteers to give a hand in several projects, for example: The Art & Photo Contest, KDoR in June 15, etc. If you can spare some hours per month we have interesting & rewarding activities. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to join our team!

More Upcoming Attractions 
Friday, May 31 from 5-7 pm - FLFR’s Organic Wine Tasting at Grapes & Hops, downtown Oneonta
Saturday, June 1 - June Fling - Downton Oneonta. See you at the FLFR booth!

Tuesday, June 4  at 6pm - Workshop: Let’s ZenDoodle Right Now  (Teens) Oneonta Public Library

Friday, June 7 at 10 am - Workshop: Rocks Tell Stories (Children) - Blountsville Library
Tuesday, June 11 at 10 am - Workshop: Camp Right (Children & Adults) - Oneonta Public Library
Thursday, June 13 at 5:30 pm - "Locust Fork to the Gulf of Mexico Kayak Trip Slideshow" (Adults, Teens & Children) - Oneonta Library