Water Stewardship Training and Restoration; Shark Therapy Program & Urban Stream Habitat Restoration
Utoy and Procter Creek are tributaries to the Chattahoochee River, which forms the southern half of the Alabama and Georgia border.
The West Atlanta Watershed Alliance (WAWA) and partners will implement a program based in West Atlanta that provides participants environmental service learning, water stewardship skills, and fosters ocean literacy and appreciation of downstream coastal areas. Participants will have a service learning experience restoring Utoy and Procter Creek. They will then travel from Atlanta, GA to Jupiter, FL for Shark Therapy, a unique opportunity dive with sharks and collect data on sharks and their marine habitat. The Shark Therapy program is led by Jarid Manos, who is an author, speaker, environmental activist, and founder and president of the Great Plains Restoration Council.
WAWA will also be implementing a project to benefit urban stream habitat in West Atlanta. The projects are selected based on existing priorities set by the community and involve community engagement in the design, construction, and management process.
* Project restores natural hydrologic conditions to facilitate improved capture and infiltration of surface water and groundwater recharge