Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Established in 1994, the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund,
Inc., is an independent environmental advocacy organization
dedicated solely to protecting the Chattahoochee River.
The group's primary geographic focus begins at the River's
headwaters in the north Georgia mountains and continues
downstream to West Point Lake, encompassing more than 200
miles of the Chattahoochee River. From its headwaters to
West Point Lake, the Chattahoochee is severely impacted
by urban development, industrial discharges and agricultural
runoff. While significant improvements have been made in
the River since the 1960s, much remains to be accomplished.
State water quality standards are routinely violated along
the entire stretch of the upper Chattahoochee. Development
in Atlanta and the continued discharge of untreated sewage
in the River during storms are significant problems for
Riverkeeper Mission: Our mission is to advocate and secure
the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its
tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and conserve
their ecological health for the people and 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.
More information is available at the
Chattahoochee Riverkeeper website.