The Proctor Creek watershed, part of the larger Chattahoochee River watershed, is 16 square miles with a population of 127,418 people living in more than 25 different neighborhoods. Decades of neglect have resulted in numerous environmental challenges — from tire dumping and brownfields to impaired water quality and pervasive flooding. Many of these environmental problems pose additional health risks to people residing in the surrounding communities.
The EPA along with other federal, state and local partners have joined together to help clean up a portion of Proctor Creek. Through the Proctor Creek partnership, agencies are working to recreate a sustainable creekside community in the city — transforming overlooked assets and driving urban revival.