Event to highlight threats to Flint River

The Georgia Conservancy and the Flint Riverkeeper advocacy organization are hosting an event Sept. 24 and 25 evening at the Gerald I. Lawhorn Scouting Base in Upson County to highlight threats to the Flint River.

Guests are invited to enjoy a cookout and a bluegrass concert featuring the Packway Handle Band.

Participants may camp out, in tents and air mattresses provided, and take a canoe trip down the river the next morning.

The evening also will feature experts on protecting the Flint River including Georgia Conservancy President Pierre Howard and Flint RiverKeeper board Chairman Paul Deloach. Activities begin Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. and conclude Sept. 25 at 1 p.m.

Participating in the cookout and concert costs $25, or $50 to camp and paddle as well.

Visit www.georgiaconservancy.org.