Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper’s (CRK) mission is to advocate and secure the protection and stewardship of the Chattahoochee River, its tributaries and watershed, in order to restore and preserve their ecological health for the people and wildlife that depend on the river system.

Headed out for a program on the Miss Sally. CRK staff pictured kneeling from left to right: Hannah Bradford, Laura Breyfogle, myself, and our boat captain Jim West. July 28, 2016.

Established in 1994, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) is an environmental advocacy organization with more than 7,000 members dedicated solely to protecting and restoring the Chattahoochee River Basin — drinking water source for nearly four million people. CRK was the 11th licensed program in the international Waterkeeper Alliance, now close to 200 organizations strong.

As the outreach manager for the Middle Chattahoochee region, I'm responsible for CRK's office in LaGrange and programs like the West Point Lake Floating Classroom and Neighborhood Water Watch. In-office, there is fundraising, grant-writing, event planning, outings coordination (paddle trips, trash cleanups) and communications work. In all, it makes for meaningful work, daily learning, and the chance to relate to people from all backgrounds; water being a great and powerful unifier.

Below is a personal collection of photos and videos I've taken while working for CRK.