poster image Chattahoochee NOW will direct the efforts to catalyze the economic development and quality of life potential along a 53-mile corridor of the Chattahoochee River. We envision the Chattahoochee River as a corridor of sustainability where recreation, preservation, community and development are interconnected, and Chattahoochee NOW as a dedicated organization to coordinate efforts, inspire actions, and create a significant resource for the Atlanta region.

Re-imagine the River’s potential: Unseen and largely inaccessible in the Atlanta region, the Chattahoochee River has become an abstract water source for the area residents. While many advocacy and watch organizations have worked diligently to improve the river’s health, very little has been done to consider how it could become an asset and an economic development resource for the region. Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Denver are among the cities that are implementing significant plans to recognize the value of their rivers. NOW is the time for our region to move the Chattahoochee River from the back door to a focal point.

Re-capture the value of the River: Healthy, functioning rivers are appealing and attractive to residents and businesses alike. Yet, the Chattahoochee River’s value to improve the livability and desirability of the region has yet to be fully realized. By regenerating our riverfront as a place where community and nature can coexist, the Chattahoochee River corridor can offer multi-generational destinations for research, culture, agriculture and habitats that will thrive in conjunction with places to live, eat, shopand work. By making the river a destination, we will differentiate the Atlanta region and create economic value for all jurisdictions. NOW is the time to consider the river integral to recreational, educational, cultural, environmental and economic needs of the region.

Re-connect neighborhoods and centers to the River: The Chattahoochee River flows through four cities (Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, Douglasville, and Smyrna) and five counties – Carroll, Cobb, Coweta, Douglas, and Fulton – as it ventures from the southern terminus of the National Recreation Area south along a 53-mile stretch to Chattahoochee Bend State Park. Since the Chattahoochee River knows no political boundaries, a multijurisdictional approach is necessary to realize the river’s potential and reconnect neighborhoods and centers. NOW is the time for a dedicated organization to organize resources to definitively create places and experiences that build stewardship for the river’s future health.

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Our mission is to facilitate and promote the transformation of the Chattahoochee River into a dynamic corridor that offers a balance of preservation, recreation and economic development for our region.

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  • Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI)
  • Atlanta Regional Commission
  • Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • City of Atlanta
  • City of Chattahoochee Hills
  • City of Douglasville
  • City of Smyrna
  • Carroll County
  • Cobb County
  • Coweta County
  • Douglas County
  • Environment Georgia
  • Fulton County
  • Georgia Department of Natural Resources
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Power
  • Invest Atlanta
  • Jacobs Engineering
  • Jamestown Properties / Riverview Landing Atlanta
  • National Park Service
  • Park Pride
  • Riverside Community / River Walk Atlanta
  • Serenbe Community
  • Six Flags Over Georgia
  • The Conservation Fund
  • The Friends of Carrollton GreenBelt
  • The PATH Foundation
  • The River Line Historic Area
  • Three Rivers Regional Commission
  • Trust for Public Land
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
  • United States Environmental Protection Administration, Region 4
  • University of Georgia
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Atlanta
  • West Georgia Technical College
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  • Board Chair: Steve Nygren
  • President and Founder, Serenbe Community,
  • City of Chattahoochee Hills

  • Board Treasurer & Secretary: Jodi Lox Mansbach
  • LEED AP O+M, Vice President, Development
  • & Construction | Sustainability, JAMESTOWN, L.P.
  • Board Vice Chair: Walter Brown
  • LEED AP, Senior Vice President, Development
  • & Construction | Sustainability, JAMESTOWN, L.P.

  • Executive Director: Shannon G Kettering

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When: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: 11:00 am to 8:00 pm
Where: Riverview Landing Festival Grounds, 6269 Riverview Road SE, Mableton, GA 30126

Special Event:
The Mile 297 Experience
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
A special VIP Performance with Yacht Rock Schooner
(VIP Cost: $80)

For tickets, please email

For more information, please visit:

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On October 12th, 2013, Jamestown will host its third annual Fall Festival at Riverview Landing, benefitting Chattahoochee NOW, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper and Chattahoochee Nature Center. Riverview Landing is an 82-acre property situated on the Chattahoochee River in Cobb County, just minutes from Midtown Atlanta – a little bit of country near the city.

The Fall Festival at Riverview Landing offers live music, great eats, and field day activities for adults and kids. Importantly, this family-friendly event is an opportunity for the local community to engage with the Chattahoochee River, our region’s significant natural and recreational resource. We thank Jamestown for their generous support of Chattahoochee NOW!