May 25, 2017

Earth Day River Rendezvous at LaGrange College

(Photo: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)

(Photo: Chattahoochee Riverkeeper)

(Lagrange, GA) — On Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) has partnered with Lagrange College to host the first River Rendezvous event in Lagrange.

This event, free and open to the public, will utilize volunteers from the community to collect water samples from areas along Long Cane Creek and Blue John Creek in order to assess the health of the waterways.

This initiative is an extension of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s Neighborhood Water Watch program where volunteers bring in weekly samples all along the Chattahoochee from Whitesburg to Columbus.

At the River Rendezvous, volunteers will get to know the watershed and learn about the current threats to water quality in the area as well as collect a water samples themselves.

This event is open to the public as well as Lagrange College students who will receive Cultural Enrichment credit for attending. Lunch is provided to participants after the event.

To RSVP please contact Hannah Bradford, at hbradford@chattahoochee.org or call (706) 882-3701.

In September 2011, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper opened an outreach office on LaGrange’s Lafayette Square to reflect our commitment to protect the entire Chattahoochee River watershed.

We are proud to have achieved measurable results through education, monitoring and recreational events, in addition to ongoing legal and policy work.

About Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Established in 1994, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is an independent environmental advocacy organization with more than 7,200 members dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Chattahoochee River Basin. Our local presence and commitment to the community has grown dramatically since the opening of our Middle Chattahoochee Outreach Office in 2011, the launch of the West Point Lake Floating Classroom in 2015, and the expansion of water monitoring programs to guarantee the result of our 1995 lawsuit against the City of Atlanta endures. The city has since invested nearly $2 billion dollars in upgrades to its stormwater and sewer infrastructure, and in turn, water quality in the Chattahoochee River and West Point Lake has improved dramatically and waterways throughout the basin area are no longer toxic liabilities but valuable assets.

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