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Sally Bethea

Rediscovering the Chattahoochee: Former riverkeeper Sally Bethea looks back in a new memoir

Sally Bethea is still getting to know the river she’s devoted much of her life to. Hired as founding director of Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in 1994, she spent 20 years protecting and restoring the neglected waterway. But “being a mom and running a small business, which a nonprofit is, you rush from one thing to another,” she says. “You’re getting big stuff done and moving on.”
Five spots to find solace in the great outdoors

Five spots to find solace in the great outdoors near metro Atlanta

From a quiet monastery in Conyers to a serene bike trail in Dallas, Georgia.
Fort Yargo State Park

8 nature escapes only an hour away from downtown Atlanta

As host of GPB’s Georgia Outdoors, I’ve discovered many places to escape into nature that are an hour or less from downtown. Here are some of my favorites.
Vinings

Five reasons to love Vinings

Just across the banks of the Chattahoochee River, Vinings is Cobb County’s only ITP neighborhood, adjacent to Buckhead and a 10-mile drive northwest of downtown.
Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area

Get hiking on these 3 favorite Atlanta trails

In the recently released second edition of Afoot & Afield: Atlanta, writer and outdoorsman Marcus Woolf guides readers through 108 of the region’s trails, offering GPS coordinates and historical background on each one. We asked Woolf for three of his favorites in the metro area.

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