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

REGISTER

 

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
REGISTER
 
2019 Art & Photo Contest: Celebrating the Woodlands & Rivers of Blount County

May 1-July 31
REGISTER

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 FLFR.org

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