The Upper Chattahoochee RiverKeeper was formed in 1994. Their mission is to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and conserve their ecological health for the people and fish and wildlife that depend on the river system. This non-profit environmental organization uses advocacy, education, research, communication, cooperation, monitoring and legal actions to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee and its watershed.
The Chattowah Open Land Trust was formed in 1994 to protect lands throughout the Ridge and Valley, Cumberland Plateau, Blue Ridge, and Piedmont areas of Middle and North Georgia, Northeast Alabama and Southeastern Tennessee. The organization began its work in the Chattahoochee and Etowah River watersheds, and hence the name “Chattowah” is a combination of these two river names. The Chattowah Open Land Trust owns property fee simple as well as manages conservation easements on several parcels of land in the Chattahoochee Basin.