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    Chattahoochee River

    National Recreation Area Georgia

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  • Rising River Waters Can Kill!

    Watch for rapidly rising river levels on the Chattahoochee River and its tributaries. Water released from dams and heavy rain can turn a day on the river into a tragedy! More »

  • Call for Water Release Schedule

    With colder temperatures you can expect longer and more frequent water releases. For water release schedule info, call 1-855-DAM-FLOW (1-855-326-3569) for Buford Dam and 404-329-1455 for Morgan Falls Dam. Save numbers to your cell! More »

We’re Looking for a Few Good Young People!

YCC crew pulling boats out of water at Back to The Chattahoochee River Race and Feastival.
YCC crew members pulling boats out of the river at the 2012 Back to The Chattahoochee River Race and Festival.
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News Release Date: April 25, 2013
Contact: Rudy Evenson, 678-538-1241

One Week Left to Apply for Summer Jobs in Youth Conservation Corps Program

Sandy Springs: If you're between the ages of 15 and 19 and looking for a job this summer, Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area wants to hear from you! The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) is a federal program aimed at providing meaningful conservation work for young people through summer jobs.  The deadline to apply for positions this summer is Saturday, May 4. The jobs pay $7.50 an hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage, and the hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Some weekend days may be required.

 "This is a great opportunity for young people to work outdoors and get a start with the National Park Service," said Chattahoochee River Superintendent Patty Wissinger. "This program creates stewards for the future of our public lands." 

The crew will work on a wide variety of trail maintenance projects including trail clearing, repairs, and construction. Environmental education programs will be offered as part of this year's program. A minimum of 40 hours will be spent on environmental programs provided by our staff in conjunction with other park areas.  For more information, including application procedures and materials, please visit the YCC page on the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area web site at http://www.nps.gov/chat/parkmgmt/youth-conservation-corps.htm


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Did You Know?

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.