According to Jason Dozier, a resident of the Intrenchment Creek Watershed, “The Atlanta Watershed Learning Network (AWLN) is bringing together people from two of Atlanta’s most impacted watersheds – Proctor Creek and Intrenchment Creek. Each of these creeks begin in downtown Atlanta, where concrete sidewalks, roads, buildings, and parking lots prevent water from being absorbed into the ground. During heavy rain events, the water has nowhere to go and pours into nearby neighborhoods, causing flooding issues throughout the communities. Led by ECO-Action and West Atlanta Watershed Alliance, residents are gaining knowledge about the causes of stormwater flooding, the health and economic impacts of flooding caused their communities, and how they can be empowered to advocate for sustainable solutions to these problems.”
You can download a copy of AWLN’s first newsletter here.