WAWA and Community Partners Tackle Illegal Dumping in Northwest Atlanta’s Proctor Creek Watershed
On September 17, 2011, over 130 volunteers from Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines, with technical assistance from the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and the Fulton County Department of Public Works, assisted with the Annual Rivers Alive Proctor Creek Cleanup in Northwest Atlanta’s Grove Park. Grove Park falls on the western edge of the Beltline and sits on top of the main stem of Proctor Creek as well as the Turkey-Foot Tributary that has historically been a site for illegal dumping. The volunteers picked up over 900 lbs of debris and 37 tires from the creek in order to beautify the area and properly dispose of non-point source pollution. The volunteers were enthusiastic about making such a large improvement to the area. Many also look forward to participating in future cleanups as well as advocating for stricter illegal dumping controls in order to prevent these illegal dumps from recurring.