The lower Choccolocco Creek, where the group paddled Saturday, is wider and more relaxed than further upstream but there are still hidden gems like Jackson Shoals which create riffles, runs and pools, all important aquatic habitats for species living on the creek. Paddlers were able to visit the shoals and also spend the late morning hours paddling the peaceful waters through forested and agricultural areas. The group was able to spot late summer wildflowers and even an osprey flying overhead carrying a fish in its talons. The group ended its journey at the Hwy 77 boat ramp, now much cleaner after the CCWA and Logan Martin Lake Protection Association included the area in the renowned Renew Our Rivers clean-up effort in March of this year.
The CCWA spends much of its time highlighting the unique and beautiful places within the watershed and creating opportunities like this one for people from the community to explore these places for themselves.
The group’s goal is to promote the various recreational opportunities available in the watershed, as well as encourage stewardship of the land and water within it.
For more information on the event or on future CCWA efforts, please visit their website at: www.choccoloccocreekalliance.org and check out their Events Calendar where you can now register online. You can also contact Christy Claes the CCWA coordinator at 256.454.6347 for other recreational opportunities with the CCWA.
Choccolocco Creek Watershed Alliance consists of a group of informed stakeholders, both public and private, with a common interest in implementing strategies to improve, protect and promote the Choccolocco Creek watershed.