December 2022

Please Donate to Our Annual Fund

The Park Depends On the CNPC Community for Support 

Dear {Contact_First_Name},

As the Conservancy marks its 10th year, we hope you will contribute to our Annual Fund campaign. There are many pressing needs in the park that could benefit from your support.

The park’s 65+ miles of trails on 7,000+ acres of land and river comprise 20% of Metro Atlanta’s green space. With over 3.3 million visitors last year, the CRNRA is the 22nd most-visited of the 400+ units of the National Park System. More than 80% of the park visitors are Atlanta residents. This is proof that the CRNRA is a true refuge for the region’s physical and mental wellbeing.

CRNRA's high visitation, however, does impact and place strain on facilities and trails. The park depends on CNPC, as its primary Philanthropic Partner, to help fund youth programs, community and volunteer events, and park improvements including trail maintenance, bridge repairs, and new overlooks.

We have so much more to do to help preserve and protect our national park. Please consider making a year-end contribution to our Annual Fund. By giving any amount, you are making a difference in your national park and your community. Thank you, and I hope to see you at the park!

Graham Dorian

Board Chair

Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy

Image by Tom Wilson 

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Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, Inc, 

PO Box 769332, Roswell GA 30076 

Your Donations are Literally Building Bridges!

The conservancy wants to extend very warm gratitude for your donations and volunteering efforts this year. Together we have been able to raise over $370,000.

Some accomplishments this year include:

  • 3 repaired or replaced bridge crossings at East Palisades and Bowman’s Island.

  • A new Pollinator garden at Island Ford.

  • 22 corporate volunteer events, resulting in hundreds of pounds of trash removed from the park, as well as miles of trails repaired and bags of invasive species removed. 

  • Hired Student Conservation Association Trail crew for additional miles of restoration.

  • Facilitated 10 Discovery Days at Sibley Pond field trips for Title 1 fourth graders.

  • And More! View our 2022 Highlights.

Thank you so much for your time and donations!

Image of repaired suspension bridge at the East Palisades unit

Written by John H.Crandall

Student Conservation Association Trail Crew 

In October, a full-time crew from the Student Conservation Association (SCA) started working on trails in the CRNRA. They are rebuilding/improving five miles of severely eroded trails in the Palisades, Cochran Shoals, Vickery Creek, Island Ford and Gold Branch units. And it’s important to note that this crew wouldn’t be here without the support of our community of donors and members. Thank you! 

So let’s introduce you to this SCA crew of four…

The crew leader, Dakota Exum, is from Virginia Beach. This is his fifth season with SCA, having worked in national parks and national forests across the East Coast. These experiences are providing him an opportunity to jump into the environmental field with hand-on experiences.  

Vinisha Browne is from Prince George’s County (MD). A first generation Caribbean American, she’s been working with SCA on-and-off since 2014 after joining their Conservation Leadership Corps as a teenager. 

Ella Osby is from Kennesaw, and this is her first SCA crew. She was looking for a job that would allow her to be outside and in nature. Also the SCA opportunity was a great way to gain park and conservation experience. 

On her third SCA crew is Pearl McCann from Pittsburgh. She was drawn to SCA because of her interest in conservation, flora & fauna, and travel. Pearl is also a visual artist, spending free time drawing the fungi she comes across while doing trail work.

Finally, when asked about the CRNRA, the crew expressed many of the same thoughts that CRNRA enthusiasts often have:

I’ve never witnessed a more beautiful autumn than the one right now on the Chattahoochee River. 

I love how accessible the park is to people living in the metro Atlanta area...You feel like you're pretty isolated out in nature.

The layout of the CRNRA encourages environmental exposure and opportunity for activity that many urban communities struggle to receive.

I also love the involvement of the community living right on the river as volunteers caring for the natural resources.

The crew will be here until January 2023. Say hi if you see them out on the trails.

Pictured in image from left to right, Pearl McCann, Ella Osby, Vinisha Browne and Dakota Exum

Written by Mark Sauer

Upcoming Events 

Geology Walk & Talk 

Dec. 8

2 - 4 PM


Community Hike 

Dec. 17 

9 AM - 12 PM


Pollinator Garden Workday 

Jan. 9 , 

9 AM - 12 PM


Become a 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.

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Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy  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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