Keeping Watch Over Our Waters Since 1994

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Our Work

This is our calling: To ensure there’s enough clean water in the Chattahoochee River now and for future generations. Here’s how we do it:


We teach students, homeowners, businesses and policy-makers the importance of clean, plentiful water.


We conduct research, patrol the river, collect and monitor data, review permits, and hold polluters accountable.


We advocate for water protection legislation and promote sustainable water plans and policies.


Recreators advised to exercise caution on a 60-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River downstream of Atlanta and on the river downstream of Phenix City due to elevated risk of harmful bacteria.

Latest Resources

Monitoring at Phenix City’s wastewater treatment plant 

CRK staff are collecting water samples from Phenix City’s wastewater treatment plant more frequently after we received reports of undertreated sewage flowing from the plant’s outfall into the Chattahoochee River.…

Atlanta wastewater treatment plant experiences upset, monitoring ongoing

Updated July 9, 2024:  Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) remains concerned about potentially dangerous bacteria levels in the Chattahoochee River downstream of the City of Atlanta’s R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center. Water…

Protect the Chattahoochee River from pollution

The Chattahoochee River needs your help. Please tell Georgia’s Environmental Protection Division to hold polluters accountable and to protect the river from sewage pollution.  Last summer, Fulton County’s Big Creek…


Accomplishments by the numbers

Accomplishments updated annually in November.


NWW samples collected and tested


NWW volunteers and partners


People on our Floating Classrooms


Rain barrels distributed


Volunteers removing trash


Tons of trash removed from watershed

How to Help the River

The Chattahoochee River depends on us working together to protect it. Here are a few ways to get involved with our mission.

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Join our community of 10,000+ members who are committed to restoring and protecting the river.

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Community Spotlight

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is pleased to shine the spotlight on Cox Enterprises / Cox Conserves, a major sponsor of our Trash-Free Chattahoochee initiatives. Longtime partners, Cox Enterprises / Cox Conserves and The James M. Cox Foundation have supported a myriad of programs including Neighborhood Water Watch, the Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center, and our in-stream litter collection or “trash trap” program, along with much more.

With its financial support, Cox Enterprises / Cox Conserves is helping to install and maintain two new trash traps on Arrow Creek in Chamblee and Utoy Creek in West Atlanta. Through trash traps and employee cleanups, Cox companies have removed 4.38 tons of trash, tires, and recyclables from the watershed in 2022.

Many thanks to Cox Enterprises / Cox Conserves and The James M. Cox Foundation for their commitment to a Trash-Free Chattahoochee for years to come!

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