The Chattahoochee River drains an area of 8,770 square miles, and is the most heavily used water resource in Georgia. The river arises as a cold-water mountain stream in the Blue Ridge Province and flows 430 miles to its confluence with the Flint River at Lake Seminole and the Florida border. The Chattahoochee and Flint rivers’ drainages meet to form the Apalachicola River, which flows into the Gulf of Mexico at Apalachicola Bay. Near West Point Lake, the Chattahoochee River defines the state boundaries between Alabama and Georgia. The basin is home to the largest number of fish species among Gulf Coast drainages east of the Mississippi River.
In 2007, Jason Ulseth joined Chattahoochee Riverkeeper as the organization’s Technical Programs Director, and in January of 2015, he assumed the role of Riverkeeper. He is a Georgia native who grew up fishing and boating on the Chattahoochee River. In further pursuit of this passion for this region, he attended the University of Georgia and earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health in 2003. He then spent five years working for the Georgia Environmental Protection Division and Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. He is licensed by the United States Coast Guard as a Merchant Marine Officer to captain passenger vessels of up to 50 tons. Jason and his wife reside in Cumming with their two children.
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