The Nature Club Dine and Discover: Keeping the Chattahoochee

Sally Bethea-Keeping the Chattahoochee

Sally Sierer Bethea is the retired founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper. She also served as executive director and riverkeeper for two decades and continues to assist Chattahoochee Riverkeeper as a senior advisor. Bethea also publishes a monthly column, Above the Waterline, in Atlanta Intown. She lives and writes in midtown Atlanta. Sally recently released Keeping the Chattahoochee – Reviving and Defending a Great Southern River.

Sally Sierer Bethea was one of the first women in America to become a “riverkeeper”—a vocal defender of a specific waterway who holds polluters accountable. In Keeping the Chattahoochee, she tells stories that range from joyous and funny to frustrating—even alarming—to illustrate what it takes to save an endangered river. Her tales are triggered by the regular walks she takes through a forest to the Chattahoochee over the course of a year, finding solace and kinship in nature. For two decades, Bethea worked to restore the neglected Chattahoochee, which provides drinking water and recreation to millions of people, habitat for wildlife, and water for industries and farms as it cuts through the heart of the Deep South. Pairing natural and political history with reflective writing, she draws readers into her watershed and her memories. Bethea’s passion for the natural world—and for defending it with a strong, informed voice—animates this instructive memoir. Offering lessons on how to fight for our fundamental right to clean water, Bethea and her colleagues take on powerful corporate and government polluters. They strengthen environmental policies and educate children, reviving the great river from a century of misuse.

Books will be available for purchase by cash, check, or Venmo. Credit cards will not be accepted.

Attend in-person at 7PM in the CNC Plaza Conference Room and bring a dish to share for the potluck. Make new friends and connections at Nature Club while learning all at the same time. Sally’s presentation will begin at 7:30PM.

Ages 16+. $10 general public / $5 CNC Members. Advanced Registration Required. Register by the Wednesday, February 21.

Date

Feb 22 2024
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Time

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Location

Chattahoochee Nature Center
9135 Willeo Rd

Organizer

Nature Club Coordinator