Staff Updates During COVID-19

  |   WAWA News

The doors to the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC) may be temporarily closed due to COVID-19, but WAWA’s staff continues to fulfill its mission to grow a cleaner, greener, healthier, and more sustainable West Atlanta.

Darryl Haddock (Education Director) recently filmed videos at local sites where Trash Traps have been installed. Trash Traps help to remove aquatic litter from the Proctor Creek watershed. Darryl is also filming videos in preparation for the online courses he will teach with the Atlanta Watershed Learning Network.

Erica Holloman-Hill AKA Mama Erica (Programs Manager) has her boots on the ground supporting the neighborhoods in close proximity to the OAC, including Bush Mountain and Oakland City. With her maintained cultivation of the UGRO garden space, Mama Erica has harvested and dropped off pounds of produce to community elders. Mama Erica also continues to develop communal climate resiliency with other collaborative partners.

Norma Rich BKA Ms. Norma (Grounds Maintenance) recently wrapped herself in plastic trash bags to prevent being stung by bees as she completed maintenance on the building grounds and trails at the OAC.

Quanda Smith (Environmental Education Programs Assistant) is cooking up creative approaches to reach our online audiences through social media, she recently gathered “Happy Earth Day” messages from staff members to share on social media. Quanda is also organizing our volunteer database so we can inform prospect volunteers of upcoming opportunities once gathering is appropriate again!

Janelle Wright (Sustainable Operations Intern) just finished rolling out  WAWA’s contribution to the  City Nature Challenge. Janelle is also testing tools to help streamline internal operations for the organization.

Anamarie Shreeves (Environmental Education Programs Manager) has facilitated several live streams on Instagram and Facebook to encourage outdoor exploration during COVID-19. Anamarie is also working on strategic planning for the Environmental Education programming.

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks (Board Chair) has been making rounds in both print and digital media platforms (PEOPLE, Tamron Hall Show), to advocate for clean, green , and healthy communities for all.


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