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.