Chattahoochee RiverWarden

Using science, education and advocacy to protect the middle Chattahoochee and its tributaries

About Us

Chattahoochee RiverWarden works on issues affecting the health and stewardship of the basin from West Point Lake to the Florida line in Georgia and Alabama.

In the fall of 2009, about 30 citizens from Georgia and Alabama held a meeting to discuss forming a middle Chattahoochee River organization. A number of individuals worked as volunteers and, in 2010, Chattahoochee RiverWarden was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. The mission of the organization is to use science, education, and advocacy for the protection and stewardship of the middle Chattahoochee River from West Point Lake to the Florida state line.

In five years, Chattahoochee RiverWarden has become an important part of the environmental community. Chattahoochee RiverWarden is a regional grassroots environmental/conservation organization, and is a member of American Rivers, River Network, Georgia Water Coalition, Georgia River Network, Georgia Adopt-A-Stream, Alabama Water Watch, Alabama River Alliance and the Alabama Clean Water Partnership.

With the recent opening of the longest urban whitewater course in the world, now is the perfect time to educate our citizens about the river’s beauty, power and fragility—as well as their role in ensuring its ongoing health. Chattahoochee RiverWarden is recognized as a leader in environmental outreach, and we are poised to expand that role into an even greater part of the community. Chattahoochee RiverWarden strives to raise awareness of the importance of a healthy river basin, to foster a sense of environmental stewardship, and to encourage individuals to become advocates for clean water. Chattahoochee RiverWarden provides an organized and unified voice for our waterway by bringing together people with different interests for a common purpose.

If you have a question or concern about the middle Chattahoochee River or its lakes, please contact Cassie Renfrow, Executive Director at 706-649-2326 or [email protected]. If we can’t help, we will put you in contact with the proper agency or person that can help you solve your problem.

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AAS chemical workshop

Want to protect a creek or lake in your neighborhood? It’s easy! Sign up for a free, fun workshop and join our team of Adopt-A-Stream volunteers. Call (706) 649-2326 or visit for more details.

Chattahoochee Webcam

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Columbus is the star of a new webcam sponsored by Chattahoochee RiverWarden, Columbus Water Works, and USGS. Check out the beautiful real-time view of the Chattahoochee from the 14th Street bridge. You can even take over the controls to pan and zoom for a closer look.

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