Restoring the Chattahoochee River One Tributary at a Time
About Crayfish Creek
Crayfish Creek is a heavily impaired tributary of the Chattahoochee River where streambank erosion and lack of riparian canopy cover is degrading water quality within reach of the spawning habitat for wild brown trout. To ensure the River remains a productive coldwater fishery and healthy source of drinking water, the Chattahoochee River Wild Trout Improvement Project (Project) will focus on improving water quality and habitat along Crayfish Creek by restoring native riparian vegetation, removing non-native species, stabilizing eroded streambanks, and removing non-native debris which is altering stream hydrology and contributing to erosion issues.
Location: Please park at the large parking lot where the Georgia Highway 20 Bridge and Chattahoochee River intersect.
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GPS Coordinates (34.1246529, -84.0915478)
Initiated by members of the Upper Chattahoochee Chapter of Trout Unlimited, Oconee Chapter of Trout Unlimited (TU), and TU's University of Georgia Five Rivers Club. The Crayfish Creek Project now includes an impressive list of additional key project partners. Stakeholders currently volunteering their time and resources to the project are Trout Unlimited National, Georgia Council of Trout Unlimited, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Columbia Engineering, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, University of Georgia Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Gwinnett Soil and Water Conservation District, Chattahoochee National Park Conservancy, National Park Service, River Through Atlanta, and Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Wildlife Resources Division.
What to learn more?
Crayfish Creek turns into a class project by our very own Emily Rogers of UGA and 5 Rivers TU. Crayfish Creek's history, proposed plans, and more.