Chet Falkowski loves the Chattahoochee River.
He's been fishing it for more than 20 years, and to show a little appreciation he's throwing a "Save the Hooch" party at Indigo Joe's, the Cumming restaurant where he is general manager.
The event, in conjunction with Atlanta-based Sweetwater Brewery, starts at 11 this morning and runs through midnight.
Falkowski said 100 percent of the proceeds for all Sweetwater beer sales on Saturday will go to Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, an environmental advocacy organization for the river, which flows out of Lake Lanier and forms the boundary between Forsyth and Gwinnett counties.
Falkowski said there will also be T-shirts for sale and a raffle for prizes, both to benefit the organization.
"I believe in being a part of the community," Falkowski said. "Forsyth County is very important to me because of my love of the outdoors. I want to do whatever I can to help this community."
Tammy Morrissey, events coordinator for the river group, said the organization is "the only nonprofit group that's protecting the Chattahoochee River watershed."
"We're the only ones dedicated to restoring the Chattahoochee river basin as well," she said.
The event will include live music from local bluegrass band Frances Mooney and Fontanna Sunset, who go on at 8 p.m.
"It's a good location for this," Falkowski said. "We hope to bring out a lot of people."
For more information about Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, visit chattahoochee.org.