Atlanta readers are familiar with Proctor Creek, which runs through downtown Atlanta and up to the Chattahoochee. Proctor Creek has a watershed which encompasses 10,600 acres, which impacts a great many people. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Proctor Creek has serious environmental challenges, including high levels of bacteria from regular storm water flooding and sewage overflows.
Earlier this month, the City of Atlanta announced the implementation of a new program aimed at cleaning up Proctor Creek, monitoring water quality and the installation of green infrastructure. In addition, the program will The program is noteworthy because of the diverse groups involved in the effort, including city planners, private investors, and environmental nonprofit organizations.