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One way that CNPC helps the Park is by providing funding for projects including restoring and connecting trails, improving park units and visitor facilities, and providing educational opportunities for the community. Please consider making a donation to help us complete one of below projects. You can contact Martha.Seabrook@ChattahoocheeParks.org with any questions.  


Build and manage a small native forest/woodland for the benefit of birds and pollinators at the entrance of the Island Ford Visitors Center. The area will be designed to meet the requirements for the Georgia Audubon Certified Wildlife Sanctuary and Environmental Education Site. Georgia

Audubon will be contracted as the subject matter expert and be paid to build and manage this pollinator garden along with volunteers. Work began in March 2022 and is anticipating six months to complete 

Cost:  $15,000 


The park and CNPC are working to reinstall benches to the newly rehabilitated river overlooks along the Cochran Shoals fitness loop. Currently, park staff and CNPC are researching bench designs. The benches will be fully accessible.

Project scheduled to begin summer of 2022 

Cost: $ 10,000


For eight years CNPC in partnership with the CRNRA  and Cobb County Water System has hosted up to 600 fourth graders from Cobb County Title 1 schools at Discovery Days at Sibley Pond. The program provides the children with the opportunity, most for the first time, to experience our local national park and participate in interactive educational stations, including boating around the pond, with park rangers and volunteers. 

Cost: $15,000

We are currently fundraising for the Fall 2023 trip. 

Get inspired by a video highlighting our 2022 Discovery Days at Sibley Pond. https://youtu.be/VL3XZxSeA8I 


Four month full-time trail crew from the Student Conservation Association (SCA) that will begin working late summer of 2022. They will help rebuild and improve 6 miles of badly eroded and trails that have been identified for immediate need. Starting at the Palisades and moving to units North.

Cost: $135,000


Great news! The East Palisades and Bowmans Island Bridge project is now fully funded for phases I and II. A special thanks to our major donors - The Prestidigitator Fund and Walton Properties, the National Parks Foundation, and the 80+ members who contributed. Repairing and replacing these three bridges will positively impact over 620,000 annual park visits. 

To learn more about the Bridge Project click here.

Cost: $90,000



New Cochran Shoals Overlooks 

Construction began in March 2021 to demolish and replace three overlooks in the Cochran Shoals unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The project cost over $60,000 and will was phased over one year beginning with Pier #1 located closest to the Interstate North Parking Lot. The overlooks are directly on the Chattahoochee River and have been well-loved by park visitors for years. Link to press release

Jones Bridge Pier Replacement

The old observation deck in the Jones Bridge Unit was completely replaced in January 2021 and it is ready for visitors to enjoy one of the best views in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The project was made possible by a $50,000 grant through the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta. Our partner Upper Chattahoochee Chapter Trout Unlimited has designed and funded a spectacular interpretive sign about aquatic species that is installed at the deck.

Multi-Use Trail Upgrade

We have officially completed the restoration of the 6.7 miles of multi-use trails in the Sope Creek and Columns Drive areas of the Cochran Shoals Unit of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA). These trails are popular with mountain bikers, trail runners, and walkers. This collaborative project was completed in February 2021 and was funded by the Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy (CNPC), REI, MTB Atlanta, and the CRNRA, spending more than $50,000 for trail improvements.

Vickery Creek Staircase 

In 2017, the CRNRA identified serious environmental and visitor safety issues at the entrance to the Vickery Creek unit adjacent to Roswell's Old Mill Park. When walkers and runners crossed the covered bridge over Big Creek (built years earlier by the city), they were faced with steep, eroding trails in order to enter the national park. In late 2018, a wooden staircase with 106 steps was completed to allow access downslope to the creek and upslope to the main trails within the park unit. CNPC raised $75,000 in matching funds for the project, which included a $20,000 grant from outdoor co-op REI; additional funds were provided to purchase a park entrance plaque and plants to stabilize the steep slope. 

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are proud to support our Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, a unit of the national park system managed by the National Park Service.



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