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Education And
Grassroots community outreach is a high priority for the Chattooga Conservancy, and includes:
  • Presentations to local governmental entities such as city councils and county commissioners
  • Outreach to media contacts to facilitate coverage of program activities
  • Presentations to student groups, public gatherings and civic organizations
  • Op-ed pieces in print and electronic media
  • Publishing and distributing the Chattooga Quarterly
  • Developing educational and community service projects for student groups and civic organizations, in support of program activities
Partnerships & Networks
The Chattooga Conservancy is affiliated and/or a member of numerous organizations to help advance our mission, goals and programs. These include:
  • Georgia River Network, that works to ensure a clean water legacy by engaging and empowering Georgians to protect and restore our rivers from the mountains to the coast.
  • Land Trust Alliance, which is the national convener, strategist and representative of more than 1,700 land trusts across America.
  • Georgia Water Coalition, that works to protect water quality, rivers, and future water supply in Georgia.
  • “No Nukes Y’all” which works to stay abreast of the wide range of nuclear power issues affecting our region.
  • Macon County Conservation Coalition, a variety of interest groups who are concerned about the outcome of the new forest management plan being developed for the Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest.
  • Revitalization of Traditional Cherokee Artisan Resources, in cooperation with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, to restore a stand of native river cane next to the Chattooga River.
  • Nantahala-Pisgah Forest Partnership, that is working to influence the management of public land in western North Carolina.
  • Andrew Pickens Ranger District, Sumter National Forest, which has partnered with the Chattooga Conservancy in work to restore 29 acres of canebrake habitat adjacent to the Chattooga River.