Atlanta, GA

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper

WATERSHED: Proctor Creek

Empowering Citizens to Improve Water Quality through Monitoring

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Inc., (CRK) will work with a wide range of partners to engage Proctor Creek Watershed residents to achieve measureable water quality improvements within Proctor Creek and its watershed. CRK will expand its Neighborhood Water Watch Program, in which the community will take an active role in identifying and resolving major pollution problems in the Proctor Creek Watershed. CRK also will implement a water quality education and community organizing initiative where citizens will collect water samples from dozens of locations throughout the watershed and conduct assessments of the collection sites. Samples will be returned to a central lab site where a variety of water quality parameters will be measured. The data will be summarized and mapped; participants will be taught how to interpret results.