WAWA’s Watershed Protection and Environmental Justice Work Featured in National Online Magazine
|WAWA Volunteers Clean a Segment of Proctor Creek|
WAWA was featured in a recent article published in The Root, a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today’s news from a variety of African American perspectives.
The article, Water Shortage: 6 Things to Know sheds some light on America’s growing water crisis and what communities are doing to address the issues.
Environmental Education Director, Darryl Haddock was quoted in the article and talked about the water quality problems faced by West Atlanta and other predominantly African American communities that result from aging infrastructure, outdated treatment processes, and illegal dumping.
The article further alludes to an important community victory for environmental justice that was achieved in the 1990s when plans for a combined sewage overflow (CSO) facility was defeated in Southwest Atlanta’s John A. White Park.
Read the entire article here.
To support WAWA’s watershed protection and environmental justice work in West Atlanta Neighborhoods (Proctor, Utoy, and Sandy Creek Watersheds), please visit our Memebership and Donation Page or Volunteer Page. Please also check our Upcoming Events Page to find out about WAWA’s latest happenings and opportunities to get involved with our work.