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Hands on the OAC Day of Service Coming Up – Saturday 11/13/10

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Calling all community volunteers….On this Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 11am – 3pm, we will work to restore overgrown trails, clear away invasive plants, clean out the garden beds for the winter, repair areas on the boardwalk, and spruce up the building at our headquarters, the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC). There will be free food and drinks for all volunteers. Please wear warm clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Gloves will be provided. Come light rain or shine! For more information, contact Darryl Haddock or Evonne Blythers at 404-752-5385.

The WAWA Story

What began as a community struggle for environmental justice evolved into an organization that also fosters environmental stewardship. The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) arose from community efforts to halt discriminatory waste water treatment practices in west Atlanta.

The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance is a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to improving and protecting the quality of life for the residents and environmental quality in the west Atlanta. WAWA is an advocate for preserving greenspace, protecting and improving water quality, and promoting good environmental health within the adopted watersheds of Proctor, Sandy and Utoy Creeks.
WAWA ABA – “Seed of the WAWA Tree” – Adinkra Symbol of hardiness, toughness, and perseverance

This West African symbol, WAWA ABA, is the “Seed of the WAWA Tree”.  The seed of the WAWA tree is extremely hard. In the West African Akan culture, it is a symbol of someone who is strong and tough. It inspires the individual to persevere through hardship. 

Westside Story: Sites and Scenes from the West Atlanta Watershed