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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper combats threats in water for over 25 years, one sample at a time
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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is celebrating its 25-year anniversary. - photo by Scott Rogers
For more than 25 years, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has worked as guardian of one of the most valuable resources on Earth — water. Since becoming established in 1994, the nonprofit has implemented myriad initiatives, programs and other efforts to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River, its lakes and watershed. The nonprofit’s roots span across the entire Chattahoochee River Basin, starting above Lake Lanier in Helen and joined by the Flint and Apalachicola rivers all the way to Apalachicola, Florida, and the Gulf of Mexico. “Everyone has a vested interested in clean water,” Hannah Warner, Gainesville’s headwaters office outreach coordinator said. “There’s not a single person in the world that can live without clean water. Even if you’re not in the Chattahoochee Watershed, you’re standing in a watershed regardless of where you are. You have to protect that resource.”