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Register Today: McIntosh Overnight Camping, Paddle Trip

What: McIntosh Camp and Paddle Trip (21 miles)
Paddle one of the longest stretches of the Chattahoochee still untouched by bridges and river-front development below Atlanta from McIntosh Reserve in Carroll County to the U.S. 27 Bridge in Franklin. Recommended for experienced beginners who know basic strokes and bracing skills.

When: Oct. 17-19, 2014

Cost: $75/person

For details, click here.

By |October 3rd, 2014|Events, Outings|Comments Off on Register Today: McIntosh Overnight Camping, Paddle Trip

DeKalb County Sewer Spill Caught on Video

Thanks to a call into our HOTLINE, we were able to find and report this sewer spill. Tests in the field and lab confirmed it was untreated sewage. This is near Chamblee, drains into Nancy Creek.

If you see such a problem in your neighborhood, remember you can report to us. Call 404-352-9828, ext. 16 or email Jason Ulseth at [email protected]

By |October 3rd, 2014|NWW|Comments Off on DeKalb County Sewer Spill Caught on Video

CRK Celebrates 20 Years, Salutes Retiring Executive Director

ATLANTA – Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a spectacular charity gala on Oct. 14, at the InterContinental Buckhead. The elegant affair also will serve to salute CRK’s founding executive director and riverkeeper, and to formally introduce the new leadership team.

Following a reception and dinner, a retrospective program will highlight people, foundations and companies integral to CRK’s longtime success as a premier water advocacy organization. Founded in 1994 with a small but dedicated staff led by Sally Bethea, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper now boasts more than 7,000 members.

“I am more honored than words can express to have served […]

By |September 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on CRK Celebrates 20 Years, Salutes Retiring Executive Director

EPA Meets with Recipients of Grants to Restore Proctor Creek

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, along with two other organizations, on Sept. 2 to highlight strides in restoring Atlanta’s Proctor Creek.

Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney met at Spelman College with the three groups, which are all recipients of the EPA’s 2014 Urban Waters Grants.

The agency awarded $180,000 — in three grants to CRK, the Center for Watershed Protection and Environmental Community Action for Proctor Creek work. CRK’s $60,000 grant will be dispersed over two years.

Proctor Creek has been a priority for CRK since the organization began in 1994. In just the past four years, CRK […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on EPA Meets with Recipients of Grants to Restore Proctor Creek

Oily Asphalt Material Flows to River; CRK Goes to Court

Thanks to a citizen who contacted CRK’s Hotline, we learned that American Sealcoat Manufacturing, an asphalt manufacturing and distribution facility in Fulton County, has been discharging stormwater polluted with petroleum products and other chemicals into a stream less than 1,000 feet from the Chattahoochee River.

Despite our repeated offers to work amicably with the facility owners to bring them into compliance with clean water laws, our efforts were rejected.

During a follow-up site visit, we found the facility discharging oily asphalt sealing material directly into a tributary to the river. (Click here to see video.) We notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division which conducted […]

By |August 6th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Oily Asphalt Material Flows to River; CRK Goes to Court

2013 Patron Dinner Auction

All auction items must be paid for in full
We accept cash, check and credit card: Visa, MC, Amex, Discover
Only the purchase amount above an item’s fair market value is tax-deductible

By |September 28th, 2013|Events|Comments Off on 2013 Patron Dinner Auction

Registration is open for 11th annual River Race!

Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, June 15, for the 11th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival. Registration is now open.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

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By |May 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Registration is open for 11th annual River Race!

Paddle down one of Georgia’s ‘Hidden Gems’

We’re excited to participate in the Georgia River Network’s (GRN) 4 Seasons Hidden Gems Paddling Events, starting this spring and running through the fall. This program helps paddlers discover some of Georgia’s most treasured waterways, and kicks off May 18 with a 13-mile trip down Chattahoochee below Atlanta.

REGISTER HERE.

Each paddle will include lunch and presentations along the route, ranging from natural history and water quality testing to river clean-up training and kayak fishing. CRK will lead this trip in partnership with GRN, West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and Keeping It Wild. The trip begins at 8 a.m. at the Highway […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paddle down one of Georgia’s ‘Hidden Gems’

Busy spring in store for West Point Lake Region

The West Point Lake Region will warm up this spring with lots of fun and informative events. We’ve already hostedt the LaGrange College Water Conservation Forum on April 16 as well as the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on (April 23. We hope you’ll come visit our table at the Bassmaster Elite Series/West Point Lake Battle on Saturday, May 4.

The following weekend, our Watershed Outings program kicks off with a Shoal Lily Viewing Walk on Saturday (see below). Future events in the area include our 2nd Annual Clean Water Festival at Yellow Jacket Creek Beach (pictured, June 1) and […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Busy spring in store for West Point Lake Region

Warmer weather brings our 2013 Outings Program

While this year’s 2013 Outings Program includes the usual paddle trips (including our River Discovery Series), overnight paddle trips, and paddle cleanups, we’ve added Watershed Outings. These are staff-led hikes and other excursions that bring you up close and personal to our amazing watershed. First up: a hike on Saturday, May 11, to view the beautiful and rare spider lilies along Flat Shoals Creek in Harris County, led by CRK Regional Outreach Manager Jill Sistino. (Admission is free but capacity is limited; register here.)

The program kicks into high gear with the popular River Discovery Series (in partnership with the […]

By |May 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Warmer weather brings our 2013 Outings Program
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