Dear Friends of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area,
We are the official friends group of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), which resides within a 48-mile Chattahoochee River corridor from Buford Dam to Peachtree Creek in the Atlanta GA metro area.
The CRNRA needs your help: as volunteers to staff the visitor center, to support environmental education, remove invasive species, and maintain trails. Your donations and membership in the CPC can also help us support these activities.
We are happy to announce that at our June board meeting our board adopted the following:
The Mission of the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy is to build a community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and to promote stewardship of its cultural and natural resources.
Our Vision is to be a thriving community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
We will be focusing on three Strategic Themes:
1. Engaging the Next Generation
2. Creating a Legacy
3. Increasing Community Involvement
At our July board meeting we will be discussing how we implement these strategic themes.
We recently participated in Cumberland Community Improvement District’s (CCID) “Party Under the Bridge” to celebrate the opening of Akers Mill Trail East, which connects the Bob Callan Trail to the CRNRA’s Cochran Shoals unit at Interstate North.
CPC member volunteers have worked with REI and Annheuser Busch, both Centennial Partners of the National Park Service, on a bike/hike trail project at Cochran Shoals which is now open to park visitors.
CPC has participated in a number of projects toward removing invasive species, for example, autumn olive at Jones Bridge, and English ivy at Powers Island and at Park Headquarters. There is much more to do.
We have successfully applied for grants to fund the Ticket to Ride , transportation for an environmental education program for Title 1 students.
We have hosted events such as the Hyde Farm tour and a lecture series (see events for future lectures) at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center (CREEC) in John Creek. We will have our annual river trip for members in August.
We appreciate your support of our friends group and the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
Jim Schulz, President, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, Inc.