Chattahoochee Basin Volunteer Challenge
The Cobb County Watershed Stewardship Program is excited to announce that the Chattahoochee Basin Volunteer Challenge will continue for the 2022-2023 season! This challenge was created to encourage community members to participate in and organize waterway-related service events in Cobb County’s Chattahoochee Watershed. This is a fun and exciting opportunity for individuals, clubs, scout groups, families, community organizations, and private businesses.
Why participate in the Challenge? At the end of the contest, the individuals or groups that have accumulated the most service hours will win a free rafting trip on the Chattahoochee River with a park ranger from the National Park Service! Plus, the watershed, and ultimately the Chattahoochee River, will be cleaner and healthier. Participants will also receive bi-monthly giveaways based on their activity.
To participate in the Challenge, register yourself or your group using the following link: https://tinyurl.com/ChattChallengeRegistration. The deadline for registering is Monday, January 9th, 2023.
Qualifying events must take place between August 1st, 2022, and March 6th, 2023, and be a service activity which improves waterway health in Cobb County. Challenge participants can organize their own service projects or participate in events offered by the Watershed Stewardship Program. You can find more information about our upcoming events at www.cobbstreams.org/events. If organizing your own event, the Watershed Stewardship Program can provide supplies and support for most projects, including waterway cleanups, storm drain marking, and privet pull projects.
Acceptable Service Events Include:
- Waterway cleanups
- Storm Drain Marking Projects
- Privet Pulls
- Water Quality Monitoring (must follow GA Adopt-A-Stream Guidelines)
- Amphibian Monitoring & BioBlitzes (must follow Cobb Watershed Stewardship Guidelines)
- To propose alternate service ideas email Water_RSVP@cobbcounty.org or call 770-419-6431.
- Visit www.cobbstreams.org/volunteer to see our major volunteer opportunities
Submit information on all completed service projects by March 6th, 2023. Winners will be notified on March 10th, 2023. And, the rafting trip will be on April 1, 2023. The rafting trip is limited to 30 participants. In lieu of a rafting trip, you may opt for an interpretive hike.