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Flint River, Georgia

The 2021 river field trip was a modified experience to prioritize health and safety regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of preceding the SFS Annual Meeting, it was held on August 5-9, 2021. Emerge fellows traveled to Newton, Georgia to stay at Rocky Bend Flint River Retreat where they spent three full days and four nights. Experiences included wetland sampling at the Jones Center at Ichauway, an educational tour of the Flint RiverQuarium, a visit to Radium Springs, a day paddle along the Flint River, freshwater mussel sampling, and a tour of Warm Springs National Fish Hatchery.

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