Project team leaders from WonderRoot, Southface and the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) request community partnership with residents of City Council Districts 4, 11 and 12, and Neighborhood Planning Units (NPUs) T, S and R on a survey of flooding in associated neighborhoods. Other areas and neighborhoods are invited to participate as well, but priority will be given to the listed Districts and NPUs.
Participants will receive free education and training on the local Utoy Creek Watershed, environmental impacts from flooding and stormwater resulting from heavy rain events, green technologies to better manage water and flooding at home and in the community, and how to complete the survey. The survey will assess the conditions of homes, streets/sidewalks, parks, etc. and their ability to manage water and prevent flooding. This will better inform our collective ability to identify areas for installing wayfinding, public art, community spaces and sustainable water management.
Our goal is to create more opportunities for community ownership, empowerment and capacity within the watershed and its neighborhoods for more sustainable and effective water management. Participants are requested to attend both days of training and site surveying.
When: December 2nd from 10:00am- 2:00pm
Location: Rev. James Orange Recreation Center (1305 Oakland Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30310)
Stipends: $80 for participation in both survey sessions
(Lunch and survey transportation from James Orange Recreation Center will be provided.)
Please RSVP by contacting Arielle Brown at Arielle@WonderRoot.org no later than November 29th COD. For more information, contact Darryl Haddock at WAWA at (404) 752-5385.