Rise and Shine Paddle

We're teaming up with the City of Gainesville for an early morning, leisurely-paced paddle on Lake Lanier! Great for all ages and beginner kayakers, the paddle will begin at Longwood…

Flora Feature: Pink Lady Slipper Orchids

Venture into the forested areas of Atlanta between April and May and you may stumble upon a picky, herbaceous plant known as the Pink Lady Slipper orchid. Pink Lady Slipper…

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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: Educate We teach students,…

BacteriALERT program celebrates 20 years

BacteriAlert is a one of a kind, real-time bacteria monitoring program operated as a partnership between CRK, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and the National Parks Service (NPS). Together, we have…

Harmful Algal Blooms

Harmful algal blooms, or HABs occur when certain species of photosynthetic bacteria called cyanobacteria overgrow and produce toxins that can impact people, fish, birds, and other wildlife. Scientists predict that…

What do our trash traps really trap? Chattahoochee Riverkeeper takes a deep dive into the effectiveness of in-stream Litter Gitters

Nearly everyone that has ventured into our region’s recreational areas has noticed a bit of trash around trails and parking lots; but what many fail to realize is that trash…

In-stream ‘Trash Traps’ collect litter pollution before it reaches the river

Proctor Creek, which begins in downtown Atlanta and flows west to the Chattahoochee River, has long suffered from stormwater carrying litter and illegal dumping of trash and tires. Two Litter…

CASSI Tracks Pollution like Never Before

Since starting Neighborhood Water Watch (NWW) in 2010, CRK has detected more than 90 sewer spills, effectively stopping millions of gallons of raw sewage from reaching the Chattahoochee River. While…

Petition to Protect the River

Protect the River Between Atlanta and West Point Lake 63 miles of the Chattahoochee are less protected than other parts of the river. Fixing this problem requires the state of…

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