Eco-A is the recipient of a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Grant for a watershed restoration and community engagement project from fall 2017- spring of 2019. Our grantee partners include West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA), Trees Atlanta, Eco-Action, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Beech Hollow Farm, Grove Park Neighborhood Association, City of Atlanta Dept. of Watershed Management, Dept. of Parks and Recreation, Tree Conservation Commission and others.

      Goals and Overview

Our goal is to offer activities and events for community residents to enjoy and learn more about this valuable neighborhood greenspace. We offer nature and stream walks, stewardship training and certification, volunteer opportunities, and other creative activities for young people and adults.

The area along Proctor Creek, near the Grove Park Recreation Center, holds one of Atlanta’s special remnants of original forest. Mature diverse oaks crown the hilltop overlooking Proctor Creek while down-slope canopy includes hickory, ash, sourwood, short leaf and loblolly pine. The stream itself contains a diverse array of fish and other aquatic animals, while century old White oaks and Beeches, are found along its banks. A particularly rich corner of Grove Park holds native wildflowers and other plants whose ancestors were known to the Native Americans who lived not far away in towns along the Chattahoochee River.

 

Join us for spring 2019 events!

To register (RSVP) for events click HERE 

or call 404-752-5385, or 404-862-0118

a $15 donation helps sustain our programs

 

Proctor Creek Community Activities 2019

Forest Restoration Volunteer Event –  Feb 2, 2019

Salamander Search and Creek Walk –  Feb 9, 2019

Wildflower Planting – Feb 16, 2019

Willow Tree Streambank Planting – Feb 23, 2019

Forest Restoration Volunteer Event –  Mar 2, 2019

Old Growth Forest Walk –  April 13, 2019  

Grove Park/Proctor Creek Restoration Input Meeting –  May 19, 2019

Grove Park/Proctor Creek Restoration Input Meeting –  June 20, 2019

Kayak the Chattahoochee –  June 22, 2019

Grove Park/Proctor Creek Fish Walk –  June 22, 2019

 

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Proctor Creek Community Activities 2018

Nature Walk – March 10th

• Focus Group Community Meeting – March 20th

Stewardship Walk – April 14th

Healthy Forest Healing walk, with Jessica Muhammad – April 29th

Kayak the Chattahoochee  – August 25th

Kayak the Chattahoochee  September 22th

Vine Removal Volunteer Event  – October 13th

Forest Restoration Volunteer Event  – October 20th

Forest Restoration Volunteer Event  –  November 3rd

 

Other activities in 2018-2019 include: 

Forest restoration training/volunteer days, September/October 2018, wildflower planting, a nature film series, stream walks for community stewards, meditation/nature walks, and a final Grove Park stewardship celebration event in the spring of 2019.

Stay informed about new activities and volunteer opportunities!

click here to contact Eco-A 

or call West Atlanta Watershed Alliance 404-752-5385

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Special thanks to our funding sources, including Southern Company, the U.S. Forest Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s Five Star and Urban Waters Restoration Program