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Creating a Legacy

Society grows great when men and women plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in – Greek Proverb

The people, organizations, businesses and foundations that helped create the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), beginning in the 1970s, knew that they were taking on a task that would provide benefits to millions of people well into the future – people that they would never know.

Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is committed to continuing the legacy of those inside and outside of the government agencies whose vision resulted in our national recreation area: a vibrant and growing public green space that also helps protect a river that is the drinking water source for millions of people. 

While nearly 7,000 acres of parkland are permanently protected as part of the CRNRA, the trails and facilities in the park are being loved almost to death, especially in high-use areas. CPC is raising awareness and funds to improve park units and visitor facilities, restore and connect trails, acquire additional land and create a history of early park beginnings.

In alignment with National Park Service priorities, we are currently raising funds to support legacy projects that include:
  • Enhancements to the CRNRA’s National Water Trail, to include camping and launch sites
  • A comprehensive trail assessment and management study – the first ever undertaken for the CRNRA
  • Planning and implementation of improvements in the Paces Mill and Vickery Creek/Allenbrook units
  • An administrative park history that includes video interviews with people who helped create the CRNRA.
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