ABOUT US: CHATTAHOOCHEE PARKS CONSERVANCY
On August 15, 1978, the dream of local river and park advocates was realized when President Jimmy Carter, a Georgian and longtime park proponent, signed a law establishing the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA).
Congress stated in this enabling legislation that "the natural, scenic, recreation, historic, and other values of a forty-eight-mile segment of the Chattahoochee River... from Buford Dam downstream to Peachtree Creek... should be preserved and protected from developments and uses which would substantially impair or destroy them."
Today, the CRNRA includes the 48-mile section of the Chattahoochee River from Lake Lanier to the city of Atlanta and nearly 7,000 acres of parkland in fifteen units along the river – often referred to as a “string of pearls.” Nearly three million people visit the CRNRA annually, making it one of the top thirty-five most-visited national park units in the country.In 2012, Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) was established as the official “friends” group for the CRNRA: a nonprofit organization dedicated to securing financial and volunteer support for projects and programs that the National Park Service is unable to fund. We operate in partnership with the Park Service under a formal written agreement which assures our members, donors and the public that their support of CPC supports the work of the Park Service in the CRNRA.
CPC MISSION The mission of the Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy is to build a community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and promote stewardship of its cultural and natural resources.
VISION Our vision is an inspired and thriving community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.
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