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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 communities downstream.

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 Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper website.

 
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