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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 orchids, or Cypripedium acaule, require highly acidic soils, and are found primarily in pine forests, but they’ll tolerate deciduous hardwood forests as well. While widely distributed across the eastern United States and Canada, their range in Georgia is limited to the upper half of the state, including at Connally Nature Park. In the early late 1990s, the property where Connally Nature Park now sits was largely unknown, but a [...]

By |May 5th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

State legislators show little concern for Georgia’s environment

We’re not going to sugarcoat it - this was not a successful year for legislation to protect Georgia’s natural resources. CRK is a founding member and active leader of the Georgia Water Coalition, a network of clean water advocates that team up to encourage legislation that protects our water and property rights at the Capitol every year during the legislative session. The GWC team worked day in and day out to advance our priorities and stop rollbacks that would harm our waterways and infringe on Georgians’ property rights, but there remains a steadfast stubbornness on the part of our [...]

By |April 25th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper leads river tour with Senator Jon Ossoff, local leaders to highlight Chattahoochee River Act

On Wednesday, February 23, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper led U.S. Senator Jon Ossoff and other local leaders on a boat tour of the Chattahoochee River to support ongoing dialogue about the recently-announced Chattahoochee River Act. The landmark legislation, introduced by Ossoff and Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock on February 10, is intended to improve water quality, protect essential public works, and restore ecosystems along the river — all of which are vital to Georgia’s drinking water supply, agricultural industry, power generation, and more. “The Chattahoochee River is one of Georgia’s most precious natural resources, vital to Georgia’s drinking water, agriculture, and our [...]

By |March 3rd, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Atlanta’s Care and Conserve Program

Have you ever turned on the tap at the sink and not had water come out? It’s a true feeling of powerlessness. You might have the resources to make do without water for a few hours or a maybe even a day, but many people living in urban and rural parts of the Chattahoochee River basin have lived without water for much longer, sometimes years - until they found help. Access to safe drinking water is not a given. In the state of Georgia, there are three programs that help qualified residents gain or sustain access to safe drinking [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Rural Georgia’s Drinking Water

Have you ever turned on the tap at the sink and not had water come out? It’s a true feeling of powerlessness. You might have the resources to make do without water for a few hours or a maybe even a day, but many people living in urban and rural parts of the Chattahoochee River basin have lived without water for much longer, sometimes years - until they found help. Access to safe drinking water is not a given. In the state of Georgia, there are three programs that help qualified residents gain or sustain access to safe drinking [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program

Have you ever turned on the tap at the sink and not had water come out? It’s a true feeling of powerlessness. You might have the resources to make do without water for a few hours or a maybe even a day, but many people living in urban and rural parts of the Chattahoochee River basin have lived without water for much longer, sometimes years - until they found help. Access to safe drinking water is not a given. In the state of Georgia, there are three programs that help qualified residents gain or sustain access to safe drinking [...]

By |January 24th, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments