News Release | Environment Georgia

Congressional Budget Helps Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Restores Parks Funding

Atlanta – This week, U.S. House and Senate appropriators set funding levels for agencies like the National Park Service and finalized a comprehensive budget agreement.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Georgians Speak Out Against Fracking in the Chattahoochee National Forest

Gainesville, GA –Environment Georgia will deliver over 1,300 signatures opposed to fracking in the Chattahoochee National Forest today to Supervisor Betty Mathews, the new Forest Supervisor of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest. The group started gathering signatures after newspapers reported test wells were being drilled near Dalton, GA, close to the Chattahoochee National Forest.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Concrete Camping Trip Highlights the Dangers of Greenspace Cuts

Atlanta, GA—As thousands of Georgians head off on holiday weekend camping trips, Environment Georgia set up camp in a parking lot today to highlight the dangers of cuts to conservation funding. Cuts mean that parks, like the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in Metro Atlanta, do not have the funds needed to protect critical greenspace.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Georgia’s Parks Receive Valentine’s Day Love

Atlanta – Today, on the 50th anniversary of its original introduction, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced S.338, to fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a public land acquisition program that has helped protect places like The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia.

News Release | Environment Georgia

Resources to protect Georgia's Remaining Green Spaces Threatened by Congressman Broun

Yesterday, Congressman Broun (Athens) offered an amendment to the House Interior Appropriations bill that would have eliminated funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, threatening Georgia’s most scenic  trails and green spaces.