Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia


An Area Rich in Natural Resources

Part of SNC's mission is to preserve and protect our natural and cultural heritage for the benefit and enjoyment of the larger community. The magnificent environment of our area requires attention, concern and care to maintain its eco systems and environmental balance. The Sautee Nacoochee Center has long been a champion for its protection and these goals were in fact a main focus of the original founding of the organization.

Northeast Georgia is an area rich in natural resources. Important in its historical presence both nationally and regionally, this is the part of the world we call home and visitors cherish as a place that calls them back for frequent visits.

The hilly and mountainous areas of White and Habersham counties that surround the Sautee and Nacoochee valleys include major forestlands and waterways. Much of northern White County lies in the Chattahoochee National Forest, parts of which are incorporated into two of Georgia's premier state parks, Unicoi and Smithgall Woods.

Committed From Day One

The spring that gives rise to the Chattahoochee River is in the National Forest near the White County line, and the river's headwaters cascade down the mountains toward Robertstown and the Helen Valley.

Over the years the larger Sautee Nacoochee community has demonstrated an impressive amount of care and concern for this place where we all live, work, create and play and in preserving its beauty and natural state not only for ourselves but for our visitors and the generations to come.

The evolution of our environmental programs continues to unfold and grow stronger. Even now, 40 years since the founding of SNC, we find ourselves in the midst of honing our vision for these programs and strengthening our commitment to forwarding our environmental stewardship.

As always we hope to have the public's support and vital partnership in this work.