Scene from Chattahoochee Riverkeeper event, with kayaks on riverbank

Scene from one of many Chattahoochee Riverkeeper events held during the year.

The Headwaters office of the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper has a full slate of events in and around Lake Lanier through May.

On Thursday, April 22, celebrate Earth Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Buck Shoals Wildlife Management Area in Cleveland. Bring a lunch and wear water shoes to join the Soque River Watershed Association and the Riverkeeper for a hike.

On Saturday, April 24, from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m., join a full-moon paddle, launching from Don Carter State Park. Participants are encouraged to decorate their boats and themselves with glowsticks for this evening paddle that will include a look at the night sky. Bring your own boat, life jacket and paddle.

Saturday, May 8’s clean-up paddle trip will go from Belton Bridge Park to Lula Park.

For information about these events, visit, and click on the Events tab.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

One of the group’s most popular events takes place on May 15. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival will be live-streamed to ticket holders that evening.

The festival shows award-winning family-friendly films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy, climate change, wildlife, environmental justice and agriculture. It will also include a chance for interaction with a real-time chat.

Funds raised through this event will be used to grow and sustain The Clean Lanier Equation, which is a CRK initiative focused on pollution, education and resilience in the Lake Lanier watershed.

“Doors” will open at 6:30 p.m., at which point attendees will be able to gather online before films start at 7 p.m. CRK’s Wild & Scenic Film Festival also includes an online silent auction, where attendees and friends can bid on items and experiences in support of CRK’s mission both before and after the virtual event.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at Tickets start at $12 per household and include a raffle entry and an annual membership to CRK.