• Three kayakers enjoying the river.

    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Johnson Ferry Intermittent Trail Closures

    Representatives of Colonial Pipeline Company will be working on the gas pipeline in the Johnson Ferry North unit. The work will require intermittent trail closures. For your safety please stay on designated trails and obey all trail closures.

Be a Trail Blazer Volunteer

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Date: July 17, 2006
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
Contact: Susan Duke, Volunteer Coordinator, 678-538-1244

Do you enjoy hiking, paddling or fishing along the trails at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area? Are you a frequent visitor at one of our 15 units, such as Cochran Shoals, Island Ford, or Gold Branch? Join the Trail Blazers volunteer group for the National Park Service. The goal of this program is to assist park visitors and to provide an additional set of eyes and ears for park staff along the 48-mile stretch of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

The volunteers will attend a required four hour training course to prepare you on how to assist park visitors, report resource damage, and monitor the park for potential safety hazards. Each member of the team will have the option to receive additional eight hour training in Outdoor First Care. This program will help create a safer and more enjoyable experience for the more than 2.6 million park visitors at the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area.

Sign up today for the four hour spring training course scheduled for April 4th and 6th, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Trail Blazers training course will be held at the Chattahoochee River Environmental Education Center, 8615 Barnwell Rd, Alpharetta. To pre-register or for more information, call 678-538-1200.

Did You Know?

Hickory Horned Devil

While many caterpillars make cocoons to molt into moths and butterflies, some, like the Hickory Horned Devil, bury themselves in the ground over the winter emerging in the Spring fully changed.