We linked up with Float Daze, an organization dedicated to floating that organizes river cleanups on the Ocmulgee River in Georgia. We sent them a grip of SS Goodtimes to support the cause and did a quick interview with President Robert Jackson. River cleanups are a great way to give back and remind people to float responsibly. Keep the beautiful places beautiful!
Tell us a little about Float Daze My name is Robert Jackson and I’m president of Float Daze. We’re a community organization that floats our local river and cleans up at the same time. We focus on safety, no litter and having a good time.
Why did you decide to start Float Daze?
Float daze started about 3 years ago officially. We started as just a small group of friends floating the Ocmulgee river here in Macon Georgia. We floated every Saturday to the point where we re named Saturday “Float Day” well Float day turned into Float Days and then Float Daze. One day I decided to turn our little party group into a clean up effort out on our river. Just got tired of seeing the beer cans and trash just dumb stuff really. So I started hosting group river clean ups. We had fun and we’re doing good at the same time so we just ran with it. Now we have thousands of members and have pulled thousands of pounds of trash out the river. Also creating more memories with great people every weekend.
What's the weirdest thing found during one of your river clean ups? The weirdest thing we’ve found is a wallet that was lost over 35 years ago. We tracked down the owner and returned it to her just for laughs. She lives on the other side of the country now. It was a pretty cool story. We’ve found Iphones in water proof cases that still worked and returned them to the owner. Last year we pulled out a refrigerator.... that was impressive lol. We enjoy the treasure hunt aspect of the clean ups.
What's your favorite part of the Ocmulgee River float?
We float at amerson river park in Macon Georgia on the Ocmulgee river. My favorite part of our river is the beautiful sandbars and being surround by pine trees. You can really forget you’re in the middle of our city. For anyone that wants to get involved just look Float Daze up on Facebook or Instagram and shoot us a message.