How the RiverLands started, how it will grow, and everything you need to know to discover how Metro Atlanta and its visitors get outdoors on the banks of the Chattahoochee.
The project has four main goals. To build:
The RiverLands will bypass sensitive habitats and avoid negatively impacting ecosystems throughout the River corridor. Forest cover will be protected or restored along trails, and programmatic elements and access points will be designed to minimize ecological footprints and to include habitat enhancements. Designing trails and access can increase awareness and spur stewardship. The RiverLands must balance access and conservation, preserving today’s ecological resource for the future.
The River has a reputation for less-than-healthy water quality. Although the water quality of the River has improved it still has its bad days. Visit the BacteriAlert website to find out how safe is it to swim, wade, and boat in the Chattahoochee River. In addition, water conditions are influenced on a daily basis by water releases from Buford and Morgan Falls dams. Check the information about flow rates online before putting in.
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The RiverLands is a generational project. While it will take decades to be fully completed, short individual segments and projects will be designed and built piece by piece over the course of time. Visit Explore Riverlands to learn more.