Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

20th Annual Member Celebration Nov. 16

Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014
5 Seasons Westside (Sky Bar)

Make plans to join us at our annual Member Celebration on Sunday, November 16 from 4pm to 6pm at 5 Seasons Westside in the SkyBar, Atlanta.

We will share CRK’s 2014 accomplishments, honor our most valued volunteers of the year, and hear from Joe Cook, advocacy and communication coordinator for Coosa River Basin Initiative and founder of Paddle Georgia. Joe will present The Chattahoochee River User's Guide, a definitive guide to paddling, camping, and fishing on Georgia’s longest river; the books will be available for purchase and Joe will sign copies. Food and drinks (beer, wine and appetizers) will be provided. This event is FREE to current members. Not a member? Join for a special rate of $20 and come celebrate with us!


Contact Keena Johnson at, or 404-352-9828 for more info.

Thank you for joining us at our 20th Anniversary Gala!

What a wonderful evening shared with family, friends, board members, volunteers, longtime supporters and partners! We are still reveling in the evening's success.

We are thrilled to announce that nearly 600 guests joined to celebrate 20 years of leadership by founding executive director and riverkeeper Sally Bethea.

With your support, we were able to raise $440,000 to support our advocacy and education programs. Thank you to all of our sponsors!

Click to view this special 20th Anniversary video: Saving the Chattahoochee.

Oily Asphalt Material Flows to River; CRK Goes to Court

Thanks to a citizen who contacted CRK’s Hotline, we learned that American Sealcoat Manufacturing, an asphalt manufacturing and distribution facility in Fulton County, has been discharging stormwater polluted with petroleum products and other chemicals into a stream less than 1,000 feet from the Chattahoochee River.

Oily Asphalt Material Flowing to River from American Sealcoat from CRK-TV on Vimeo.

Despite our repeated offers to work amicably with the facility owners to bring them into compliance with clean water laws, our efforts were rejected. 

During a follow-up site visit, we found the facility discharging oily asphalt sealing material directly into a tributary to the river. (Click here to see video.) We notified  the Georgia Environmental Protection Division which conducted an inspection the next day and has initiated an enforcement action.

On July 30, CRK filed a complaint and petition for injunctive relief in federal district court against American Sealcoat. Our goal is to bring this facility into compliance with the law by installing best management practices to reduce polluted stormwater runoff and removing all asphalt materials deposited downstream of the facility.

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