Save the Date for the Inaugural CRK Climate Change Conference and 23rd Annual Patron Dinner: September 27-28, 2017

Ways to Help: Be an Event Sponsor

Click here to view/download our event sponsor information. With continued threats to our river, CRK needs your support more than ever.  If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Becca Klein at [email protected].

2017 Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Climate Change Conference hosted by Georgia Tech at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business, September 27 – 28, 2017 | 8am to 5pm

Four million people rely on the Chattahoochee River for their drinking water, including 70% of the residents in metro Atlanta. As the state’s most heavily utilized waterway, the Chattahoochee is essential for recreation, power generation, wastewater assimilation, and crop irrigation, among other uses.

Join us in the first-ever conference focused exclusively on climate change effects in the watershed as we explore solutions for a resilient future for all who depend on the Chattahoochee River.

Meet leading scientists and experts who will share knowledge of changing climate conditions, impacts to human and ecological interests, risk assessment and resiliency planning tools and innovative measures for mitigation and adaptation.

23rd ANNUAL PATRON DINNER hosted at Georgia Aquarium Oceans Ballroom September 27, 2017 | 6pm to 10pm

Join us on Wednesday, September 27, at the Georgia Aquarium, to recognize and honor the individuals, institutions, and businesses that have made a significant contribution to CRK’s mission of protecting the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries, lakes and watershed.

In 2016, 450 guests gathered at The Foundry at Puritan Mill to celebrate Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s accomplishments under the leadership of Executive Director Juliet Cohen and Riverkeeper Jason Ulseth and to honor Ambassador Andrew Young with the River Leader Award. Thanks to our sponsors and a fantastic selection of auction items, we raised more than $260,000 to support our river protection programs.

In 2017, we will honor John Pruitt with the River Guardian Award and Stephanie Stuckey with the River Steward Award.  Special guest, Dr. Marshall Shepherd, Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and Director, UGA Atmospheric Sciences Program, will deliver a timely address on climate and the Chattahoochee watershed.

Past Sponsors have included: Cox Enterprises, Jim and Sarah Kennedy, Colonial Pipeline, PNC Bank, UPS, The Coca-Cola Company, Mary Jane and Dave Kirkpatrick, Turner Foundation, Arthur Blank Family Foundation, Ellis Communications, The Hertz Family, Laura and Rutherford Seydel, Turner Enterprises and more.