580 volunteers cleaned-up 7.257 tons of trash - that's 14,500 pounds!!! Sweep-the-Hooch began four years ago. Last year 3.7 tons of trash was removed from the river and surrounding banks. Upper Chattahoochee TU, National Park Service-Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and Chattahoochee... [ READ MORE... ]
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Apologies to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Ancient Mariner and Albatrosses everywhere.
Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to use. That’s how some Georgians may feel if Gov. Deal has his way in the General Assembly with SB 213, the cleverly named Flint River Drought Protection Act. It allows... [ READ MORE... ]
Location: Northern Georgia
Type of stream: Freestone, Tailwater
Angling methods Fly, spin, bait
Species: Browns, rainbows, few brookies
Access Easy to moderate
Season: Varies by section Supporting
Services: Helen, Atlanta
Short take: Hooch by two…mountains and metro
Handicapped access: Yes
Closest... [ READ MORE... ]
Why not clean-up 44 river miles in one day? Why not sweep clean the entire Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in one fell swoop? Why not have the largest river clean-up in Atlanta’s history? Why not? So we did!
That’s how Sweep-the-Hooch got started. Upper Chattahoochee Trout Unlimited,... [ READ MORE... ]
Save the Date - Saturday, April 14, 2014
We are gearing up for another BIG cleanup on April 12th!!! While it’s obvious to most that river cleanups improve the quality of our water, we’ve discovered that they do much more than that. Cleanups are also a great way to develop a sense of “river... [ READ MORE... ]
Save the Date - Registration Opens on Valentine's Day, February 14th - Show Your Love for the River! Details at www.sweepthehooch.org.
We are gearing up for another BIG cleanup on April 13th!!! While it’s obvious to most that river cleanups improve the quality of our water, we’ve discovered that... [ READ MORE... ]
The Chattahoochee National Forest recently announced that it added nearly seven acres of land with over 500 feet of Chattahoochee River frontage to the Forest. The tract lies north of Robertstown, GA and just downstream of Spoilcane Creek. Partnering with the Trust for Public Land, the Forest used... [ READ MORE... ]