The people, organizations, businesses and foundations that helped create the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area (CRNRA), beginning in the 1970s, knew that they were taking on a task that would provide benefits to millions of people well into the future – people that they would never know.
Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is committed to continuing the legacy of those inside and outside of the government agencies whose vision resulted in our national recreation area: a vibrant and growing public green space that also helps protect a river that is the drinking water source for millions of people.
While nearly 7,000 acres of parkland are permanently protected as part of the CRNRA, the trails and facilities in the park are being loved almost to death, especially in high-use areas. CPC is raising awareness and funds to restore and connect trails, improve park units and visitor facilities, acquire additional land and create a history of early park beginnings. In alignment with National Park Service priorities, we are currently raising funds to support legacy projects that include: - A campaign to restore and connect CRNRA trails beginning with a comprehensive trail assessment and management study - Planning and implementation of improvements in the Paces Mill and Vickery Creek/Allenbrook units - Enhancements to the CRNRA’s National Water Trail, to include camping and launch sites - An administrative park history that includes video interviews with people who helped create the CRNRA.
Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy (CPC) is membership-based and volunteer powered. We need your volunteer assistance and your membership/donations to help us make tangible improvements to the park we all love and enjoy.
CPC is led by a board of volunteers with expertise in nonprofit management, development, financial accounting, law, environmental education, trail management, communications, paddle sports and event planning. We host an annual membership celebration to report on the organization’s activities and to thank our volunteers.
In 2016, CPC developed a strategic plan to significantly enhance our organizational capacity to achieve our mission with new branding, a strengthened presence in the community, new partnerships, a membership campaign and an expansion of our board. We also have improved our systems management and protocols and hired a part-time administrative assistant to help handle our growth.
In a short period of time, we have tripled our membership, increased our social media presence and strengthened our leadership team. But, we still have a long way to go to reach our goals – and we need your support TODAY!
The Georgia Recycling Coalition is the 501 c 3 state recycling organization in Georgia. Its mission is to promote & enhance waste reduction and recycling programs & activities in the state. It is comprised of members representing all sectors of the recycling industry. GRC was awarded the Recycling Coalition of the Year for 2008 by the National Recycling Coalition. Atlanta Magazine recognized the Georgia Recycling Coalition and its EcoVille website in the Best of Atlanta December 2009 issue for best Eco Service in its “Thrive” category. In 2011, GRC celebrated its 20th Anniversary and in March 2012 was honored with the Green Reach Award by the Atlanta Business Chronicle in its 2012 Environmental Awards. GRC was a finalist in the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s 2013 E3 Awards in the Making the Connections category and was featured in the August 2013 issue of Georgia Trend Magazine in an article entitled “Treasure, Not Trash”.
Who We Are
Local Government Recycling Managers
Recycling Industry Representatives: Procurement, Processors, and End Users
Government Agencies: Local, State, and Federal
Military Base Representatives
Corporate Environmental Coordinators and Managers
Trade Association Representatives
College and University Representatives
Recycling and Waste Industry Haulers
Recycling Equipment Vendors
Small Business Entrepreneurs
What We Do
Special Events-The GRC participates in events annually including sponsorship of Waste Expo in Atlanta in 1997 and 2000, special Earth Day observances locally throughout the state, and exhibiting at trade shows throughout the Southeast, including ACCG (Association of County Commissioners of Georgia), and GMA (Georgia Municipal Association). We support, promote and host workshops, training seminars and other events related to waste reduction and recycling efforts year around.
America Recycles Day in Georgia-In partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the Georgia Environmental Protection Division - Land Protection Branch, the GRC facilitates the annual statewide observance of the America Recycles Day program on November 15th.
Annual Conference-The GRC's Annual Conference and Membership Meeting provides members with networking opportunities, educational sessions on varied topics, a markets panel, interaction with industry vendors via exhibits, and updates on progress, successes, and challenges in waste reduction and recycling efforts. The "Trash to Treasures" auction is a popular feature of this conference.
Semi-Annual Membership Meeting-On a smaller scale than the annual conference, this meeting allows us to focus on pertinent issues or areas as defined by the needs of our members. It is a one and one half day meeting featuring speakers on topics including new technology, market trends, and legislation.
Communications-The GRC publishes a quarterly newsletter and a monthly electronic newsletter, maintains a website and has a member discussion forum, providing members with an email communications system for sharing of knowledge and resources, as well as quick updates on GRC activities.
Councils-The GRC is involved in an ongoing process of developing special interest group councils for commodity groups, recycling coordinators, military bases, colleges and universities as well as others based on the needs of our members.
Major Programs-GRC facilitates its mission partly through ongoing programs; for information visit the website: