I've been living on the western edge of the City of Atlanta and Mableton's border with the Chattahoochee River while my wife and I get both our houses ready for sale. Consequently I've spent a great deal of time looking at the river at its most polluted and trash-and-debris filled spot. Despite the damage done to the river south of Peachtree Creek, it's a very beautiful stretch of river, and it's heartbreaking and absolutely unacceptable that so much damage has ensued over the time period since the turn of the last century.
I'm going to be photographing and writing about the river, primarily the stretch from Peachtree Creek to Nickajack Creek.
I'm frankly not interested in assigning blame for the state of the river along that stretch. I suspect that the responsibility and the solution lies with all levels of government (federal, state, county, and municipal), the various community and business organizations, landowners along the river, and the advocacy organizations who have a stake in the state of the river.
I intend to research and write about the issue over the next few months. If anyone reading this has an interest in the issue, useful information, or strong opinions, leave comments here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org