The First Ever Big Float
Come float down the river with CRK and SweetWater on August 29
Join Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, SweetWater Brewery, and our local area outfitters on August 29 to wrap up this year’s Save the Hooch Campaign and help get people out on the river in their communities to celebrate the importance of clean water.
Here’s how it works: Pick a trip on the Big Float Page and register directly with your chosen outfitter. Most trips require you to arrive by 9:00 am and will conclude by 1:00pm – but the outfitter will give you specifics. Once you arrive and check in, you’ll receive a wristband that will get you free access to the much anticipated Big Float After Party at SweetWater Brewery from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
New Floating Classroom Arrives at West Point Lake
West Point Lake has a new resident and she is a beauty. At 42 feet long and 10 feet wide, CRK’s new floating classroom catamaran Ms Sally, named after CRK founder Sally Bethea, is ready to take Middle Chattahochee’s students out on the lake. After the success Lake Lanier’s Floating Classroom, Chota Princess- with more than 40,000 students brought aboard- CRK has high hopes for the future of this newest addition to the fleet. Through the onboard laboratory and hands on activities, students will be able to test oxygen levels in the water, water acidity, and turbidity. Students will also discover the ecosystem in the water and the wildlife surrounding that depends on the lake for survival and vitality.
GA EPD Attempts to Eradicate Flow Requirement
The GA Environmental Protection Division (EPD) is proposing to remove the minimum flow requirement of 750 cubic feet per second (cfs) in the Chattahoochee at Peachtree Creek in Atlanta. This flow requirement, which has been in place for nearly 40 years, is essential to protecting the health of the river as it receives discharges from more than a dozen sewage treatment plants in Fulton, Cobb, Douglas, and Gwinnett counties.
Prior to removing this protection, a comprehensive, scientific study and water quality-monitoring program is needed to ensure that water quality and recreation will not be harmed by lower flows in the river. For more information about EPD’s proposed rule change click here.