It seems like only yesterday that Chattahoochee Riverkeeper launched our first patrol boat and started pulling trash out of the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and tributaries.
Now – 20 years and 800 tons of trash later – billions of gallons of raw sewage and polluted stormwater no longer flow into the river system every year.
Nearly 40,000 students have received hands-on science lessons aboard our floating classroom, the first one in Georgia; we’ll have a second one on West Point Lake next year.
Thousands of acres of land along the river and tributaries have been protected as green space.
Hundreds of volunteers and interns have worked with CRK staff to collect and analyze 7,500 water samples – data that has helped stop pollution in communities and neighborhoods throughout the watershed.
Your gift – of any size – will put fuel in our patrol boat, allow us to purchase water testing supplies and provide scholarships for underserved students to participate in one of our floating classrooms.
Please help CRK celebrate our 20th Anniversary with a donation to our Georgia Gives campaign. As always, we pledge to use your gifts with the efficiency that annually earns us a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
The CRK Team: Sally, Juliet, Jason, Laura, Becca, Keena, Bonnie, Mike, Jess, Duncan and Henry