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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Director of National Park Service Celebrates National Park Week at Chattahoochee River NRA

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Date: April 17, 2010
Contact: Visitor Contact Station, 678-538-1200

Portrait of NPS Director Jon Jarvis.
NPS Director Jon Jarvis

The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is proud to announce the visit of National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. Director Jarvis will visit the park headquarters in Sandy Springs on April 20 in celebration of National Park Week.


In accordance with First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign “Healthy Kids, Healthy Living,” Director Jarvis will engage with students through environmental education programs. These programs will feature a water quality study and relay race to promote physical activity, along with fostering stewardship for protected and preserved lands.


Following the education program, a reception with light refreshments will be held in honor of National Park Week and Earth Day at 2:00 p.m. at the Island Ford unit of the park.

Did You Know?

Life Jackets Required

A U.S. Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Device (PFD) is required for each person onboard a watercraft. Any child under the age of 13 is required to wear a PFD while the watercraft is underway. A watercraft is defined as any boat, inner tube, air mattress, or any other floating device.