• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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Notice of Public Environmental Review

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Date: April 7, 2008
Contact: Rick Slade, Chief of Science & Resource Management, 678-538-1321

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to comment on the recently completed draft Environmental Assessment entitled Chattahoochee River Docks Environmental Assessment.The purpose of the proposed project is to provide the public with improved river access via new docks, boardwalks and observation structures within five City of Roswell parks along the Chattahoochee River. The EA describes the purpose and need for the project, alternatives that were considered, existing conditions at each of the five sites, and the effects of the alternatives on natural and cultural resources.

Two alternatives are addressed in the EA. The No Action/Unofficial River Access Alternative would continue existing management actions with no modification to the landscape or any other elements of the project area. The Low Impact Mechanical Stabilization with Bioengineering Measures and Official River Access Alternative would focus on restoring degraded areas along the river; improving river access and public safety by constructing new docks and observation decks; and enhancing visitor experience by restoring natural conditions and providing habituat enhancements.

The Environmental Assessment may be viewed at the following locations:

  • Park Headquarters – 1978 Island Ford Parkway; Atlanta, GA 30350
  • The NPS Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) website – http://parkplanning.nps.gov
  • City of Roswell Library – 115 Norcross Street; Roswell, GA 30075

You may submit comments on the document by mail (Superintendent, CRNRA; 1978 Island Ford Parkway; Atlanta, GA 30350), electronic mail (e-mail us), or through the PEPC website listed above. Please be aware that your entire comment - including your personal identifying information - may be made publicly available. While you can ask to have your identity withheld, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will always make submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection. The public comment period ends on Friday, May 2, 2008.

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Great Blue Heron hunting for food - Photo by Tom Wilson

Great Blue Herons stand up to four feet tall and have special feathers that dissolve into powder. They use a serrated middle claw to distribute the powder which they use for preening or cleaning themselves.