Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
The mission of the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is to advocate and secure protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries and watershed in order to restore and conserve their ecological health for the people, fish, and wildlife that depend on the river system. Riverkeeper actively uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring, and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.
Riverkeeper also promotes river stewardship through outreach programs. These programs include:
· A stream-monitoring network promoting the Georgia Adopt-A-Stream Program within the Chattahoochee River watershed
· Educational school programs for K-12 students focusing on water quality and "hands-on" protection of the river basin
· A "floating classroom" created at the Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center, where students board the Chota Princess, a forty-four-person pontoon boat, and conduct water-quality tests and learn about the lake environment
· Hosting canoe and hiking river adventures for members to learn about the many faces of the Chattahoochee.
Fred Brown and Sherri M. L. Smith, The Riverkeeper's Guide to the Chattahoochee River: From Its Origin at Chattahoochee Gap to Apalachicola Bay (Atlanta: CI, 1997).
Birgit Bolton, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
A project of the Georgia Humanities Council, in partnership with the University of Georgia Press, the University System of Georgia/GALILEO, and the Office of the Governor.