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FRIDAY - Federal Agencies to Announce Urban Waterway Revitalization Effort in Proctor Creek

Release Date: 05/14/2013
Contact Information: Davina Marraccini, 404-562-8293 (direct), 404-562-8400 (main),

ATLANTA – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Transportation, and Urban Development, Army Corp of Engineers and the Centers for Disease Control, along with other federal partners, are expanding an effort to revitalize urban waterways to Proctor Creek in Atlanta, Ga. Proctor Creek is one of only 11 communities nationwide to be selected for the partnership.

EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Nancy Stoner will be joined by EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed to announce the Proctor Creek partnership. Officials from the many partnering federal, state and local agencies, along with business, nonprofit and community leaders will also be present.

WHO: Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Water;
Stan Meiburg, Deputy Regional Administrator, EPA Region 4;
Ed Jennings, Jr., Regional Administrator, HUD Region 4;

      Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; and
      Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Chair of the Wet Atlanta Watershed Alliance

WHAT: Proctor Creek Urban Waters Federal Partnership announcement

WHEN: Friday, May 17, 2013, 11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

WHERE: Maddox Park Pavilion
1142 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway NW
      Atlanta, Ga.

Projects under the partnership address a wide range of issues such as improving water quality, restoring ecosystems and enhancing public access to Proctor Creek. Creating a sustainable creekside community in the city will reconnect citizens to open spaces, and have a positive economic impact on local businesses, tourism and property values, as well as spur private investment and job creation in downtown Atlanta.

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