Clean-up of Proctor Creek an Earth Day priority for EPA

Employees of the federal Environmental Protection Agency and community partners will be cleaning up Proctor Creek in Atlanta to mark the 44th observance of Earth Day on April 22. Heather McTeer Toney, EPA’s new regional administrator for the Southeast, will be among those rolling up their sleeves. The work begins at 12:30 p.m. at Grove Park Recreation Center, Francis Street Bridge location, 750 Francis Place. The Proctor Creek watershed, part of the larger Chattahoochee River watershed, is 16 square miles with a population of 127,418. Decades of neglect have resulted in numerous environmental challenges —from tire dumping and brownfields to impaired water quality and pervasive flooding. More info: www.epa.gov/earthday

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