August 2022

A Chat with Superintendent Honious 

This August is Ann Honious’ official one-year anniversary as the superintendent of the CRNRA. Recently she released a Vision Statement and Strategic Goals for the CRNRA, and we had the opportunity to talk with her about this vision. 


One of the goals is to increase awareness of both the CRNRA and the fact that it’s part of the National Park System. How can CNPC support this goal?

Atlantans are definitely aware of the CRNRA. That’s why ​it was the ​22nd most visited national park ​in 2021. But awareness is not as high when it comes to knowing about the park and all that it has to offer. Visitors are familiar with their local park unit, but may not know th​at the CRNRA has 16 units, covers 48 miles of the Chattahoochee River, or that it is part of the National Park System.

The events put on by the CNPC help build more awareness. Events like community hikes, yoga in the park, and Walk and Talks get metro Atlantans to dip their toe in and see what the CRNRA is all about.

Being in a major city, how important are partnerships in making the CNRNA a vibrant community-based national park?

Partnerships are an important component of our vision. Our park units share boundaries with many neighbors - cities & counties, neighborhoods, and businesses. It’s so important to develop strategic partnerships to advance the park's mission and vision.

Our partnership with the CNPC is a great example. Your fundraising for park improvements and your help increasing volunteerism and programming is making a clear impact.

And we know it's impossible to pick, but do you have a favorite CRNRA park unit?

I am going to pick Island Ford as my office is located here so I get to experience it on a daily basis. It’s great seeing visitors enjoy their park experience as well as having the option daily to take a short hike along the river.

Join Today!

Become a CNPC member today! For as little as $5 a month, you can join the community that supports the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA) including the Chattahoochee River National Water Trail. 

CNPC is the official philanthropic partner of the CRNRA and our well-loved National Park depends on our support to help maintain its trails and facilities and provide community outreach and enrichment.

As a member you can attend member-only Walk and Talk events, receive reduced rates on other CNPC activities, and get a discount on certain Nantahala Outdoor Center boat rentals. Most importantly, as a CNPC member you are part of a community dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our national park.  


Thank you to everyone that is already a CNPC member! 

We Need Your Help to Turn $25,000 into $50,000 for Bridge Repairs!

We are closing in on the $25,000 needed to meet the matching challenge, but need your help to cross the finish line.  Please make a donation today to help raise the additional funds needed to receive the full matching donation.

Photo of damaged bridge at East Palisades


Alex Hinerfeld - 2021 Hartzog Award for our Region 

Recently CNPC Board Member and Volunteer Committee Chair, Alex Hinerfeld won the Hartzog Award for our NPS Region. The George and Helen Hartzog awards recognize excellence in volunteer service. Our region had the most nominations in the NPS so it was quite a competitive year

Alex does just about everything here at the CRNRA - Bike VIP, Trail VIP, Chainsaw VIP and of course he designed This recognition is well deserved. Way to go!

Join us for one of our many upcoming events!

Hot Yoga & Cool Drinks - A yoga social with NOC 

Aug. 18, 6 - 9 PM


NPS & CRNRA Birthday Celebrations  

Aug. 20, 11 AM - 2 PM


September Community Hike

Sept. 3, 

9 AM - 12 PM


Island Ford Pollinator Garden Volunteer Morning

Sept. 12, 

9 AM - 12 PM


Autumn Walk & Talk 

Sept. 17, 

9 AM - 12 PM


CNPC & Environment Georgia Volunteer Morning 

Sept. 24, 8:45 AM - 1 PM


Become a CNPC member or donate today!

YOU can help us achieve our vision of an inspired and thriving community of support for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

CNPC 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.

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy
P.O. Box 769332, Roswell, GA 30076
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