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Willow Planting at Proctor Creek

March 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

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Proctor Creek winds its way through the neighborhoods downstream of downtown Atlanta to the Chattahoochee River.  It has been designated as a priority Urban Waters location by the Urban Waters Federal Partnership.  Efforts are underway to help improve the water quality issues in the watershed due to impacts to health and wellbeing of communities living nearby, which include erosion, stormwater flooding, and sewer overflows. Part of this work is supporting and restoring healthy forests and riparian conditions and improving ecological health of this resilient urban stream.

Join Jack White with MAUWI (Metropolitan Atlanta Urban Watershed Institute), Mindi Sheer (Sheer Ecology) and Eco-A for a fun and fascinating stream restoration session on Proctor Creek. We will be planting native willows along a section of Proctor Creek to provide streamside habitat for wildlife and help to restore natural stream processes in this urban creek. You will learn some basics about riparian plants, how riparian plants help the health of the stream, and how to do live-staking. Our native willows are a mainstay of healthy stream and wetland ecosystems – and willow trees have played a major role in human health as well, being the original source of aspirin.

There is no fee to attend, but please RSVP here – make sure to specify the date and time you wish to attend.

Donations for our programs are welcomed here.

Questions? call 404-752-5385 or 404-862-0118 

This project is supported in part by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 5-Star Program

Details

Date:
March 16
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm