CRK Celebrates 20 Years, Salutes Retiring Executive Director

ATLANTA – Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a spectacular charity gala on Oct. 14, at the InterContinental Buckhead. The elegant affair also will serve to salute CRK’s founding executive director and riverkeeper, and to formally introduce the new leadership team.

Following a reception and dinner, a retrospective program will highlight people, foundations and companies integral to CRK’s longtime success as a premier water advocacy organization. Founded in 1994 with a small but dedicated staff led by Sally Bethea, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper now boasts more than 7,000 members.

“I am more honored than words can express to have served […]

By |September 11th, 2014|News|Comments Off on CRK Celebrates 20 Years, Salutes Retiring Executive Director

EPA Meets with Recipients of Grants to Restore Proctor Creek

Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) joined Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, along with two other organizations, on Sept. 2 to highlight strides in restoring Atlanta’s Proctor Creek.

Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney met at Spelman College with the three groups, which are all recipients of the EPA’s 2014 Urban Waters Grants.

The agency awarded $180,000 — in three grants to CRK, the Center for Watershed Protection and Environmental Community Action for Proctor Creek work. CRK’s $60,000 grant will be dispersed over two years.

Proctor Creek has been a priority for CRK since the organization began in 1994. In just the past four years, CRK […]

By |September 2nd, 2014|News|Comments Off on EPA Meets with Recipients of Grants to Restore Proctor Creek

Oily Asphalt Material Flows to River; CRK Goes to Court

Thanks to a citizen who contacted CRK’s Hotline, we learned that American Sealcoat Manufacturing, an asphalt manufacturing and distribution facility in Fulton County, has been discharging stormwater polluted with petroleum products and other chemicals into a stream less than 1,000 feet from the Chattahoochee River.

Despite our repeated offers to work amicably with the facility owners to bring them into compliance with clean water laws, our efforts were rejected.

During a follow-up site visit, we found the facility discharging oily asphalt sealing material directly into a tributary to the river. (Click here to see video.) We notified the Georgia Environmental Protection Division which conducted […]

By |August 6th, 2014|News|Comments Off on Oily Asphalt Material Flows to River; CRK Goes to Court

Support CRK with your online vote in Fifth Annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good”!

CRK has been selected as the only finalist from Georgia in the fifth annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” community giving program and now has a chance to win $10,000 to grow our Neighborhood Water Watch Program. Through a public vote at 50StatesforGood.com now through October 15, supporters can help bring the funding to CRK with the simple click of a mouse.

YOU CAN VOTE ONCE A DAY FOR THIS CONTEST!

The “50 States for Good” program seeks to uncover local nonprofit groups that address community needs and engage volunteers to get the work done. Our own Neighborhood […]

By |September 16th, 2013|News|Comments Off on Support CRK with your online vote in Fifth Annual Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good”!
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