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
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.
We are currently fundraising for the Fall 2022 trip.
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.
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.