Welcome to the First Issue of Park Post!
We are pleased to welcome you to the inaugural issue of Park Post, a monthly e-newsletter for members and supporters of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC): the official friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA).
Providing for our national park is our passion. Through collaboration with the park superintendent, our partners and stakeholders, we identify projects and raise funds for priority initiatives that the federal government is unable to cover – from trail restoration and facility improvements to youth education, water trail enhancements and volunteer support.
CPC’s 2017 leadership team is composed of Sally Bethea (president), Bob Ruby (vice-president), Jay Bogan (secretary) and Phillip Hodges (treasurer). We, and our colleagues on the board, are working to build our organization’s capacity to secure much-needed resources to support the CRNRA - and we’re also organizing fun and educational events in the park.
Recent accomplishments: we've supported the Every Kid in the Park program with new equipment, interns and student transportation; helped fund the first-ever trail study; sponsored the Sweep the Hooch Cleanup; supported an oral history project; and organized a park symposium for local officials, recreation and eco-tourism planners, outfitters and park advocates. We’ve also completed a re-branding plan, tripled our membership and upgraded our website. Check us out at www.chattahoocheeparks.org!
We need YOUR help and ideas, so that CPC can become a strong and effective voice for the CRNRA. Please urge your friends and colleagues to join, volunteer in the park, participate in events and engage their employers in park projects.