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UCRKUpper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (Gainesville, Georgia)
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In 1995, the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper filed a lawsuit, eventually joined by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) and the U.S.
Two years later the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper was established to focus on the 200 miles from the river's headwaters through Atlanta to West Point Lake, concentrating on watershed issues such as limiting the effects of urban development, industrial discharges, and agricultural runoff.
By the time the Chattahoochee reaches Atlanta, it's a sewer, says Sally Bethea, executive director of Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, a grassroots advocacy group.
The federal court at Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund vs.
But Macie does see rays of hope and some enlightened thinking."It's because of groups like the Georgia Conservancy that we have Cumberland Island; it's because of people like Marcia Bansley that we have the Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and all the trees downtown; there is Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, the Etowah Land Trust, the Georgia chapter of the Trust for Public Land.
And what Marcia Bansley is to Trees Atlanta, Executive Director Sally Bethea is to the nonprofit Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper organization.
Spurred on by groups like Trees Atlanta, Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Georgia Urban Forestry Council, and Park Pride and nonprofit programs like Cool Communities, Atlanta is taking steps to improve its growing city (see Olympic Atlanta: Sprinting Toward Sustainability, page 22).
Geological Survey (USGS), the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), and the Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper group.
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