Relevant Press

This page highlights press relevant to the Proctor Creek Watershed. Views expressed in the articles below do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the page administrator.  Email contact@aboutproctorcreek.com to add articles to this list.

12/9/15 – Atlanta INtown – Above the Waterline: Proctor Creek gets much-needed love

11/24/15 – City of Atlanta – Mayor Kasim Reed Signs Legislation for Proctor Creek Feasibility Study

11/5/15 – WSB-TV – Record rainfall leaves neighborhoods flooded

10/22/15 – Creative Loafing – New Lindsay Street Park a preview of Westside’s future, say fans

10/22/15 – Creative Loafing – Proctor Creek: From polluted waterway to Emerald Corridor

10/21/15 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Reed: English Avenue park sign of more to come in Atlanta’s Westside

9/28/15 – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – HUD Awards Nearly $150 Million to Five Communities to Revitalize Housing, Surrounding Neighborhoods

9/7/15 – WSB-TV – City gets more funds to demolish eyesore homes

9/3/15 – Creative Loafing – Atlanta’s forgotten $55 million greenspace

9/1/15 – WSB-TV – Residents hope Boone Boulevard improvements will make neighborhood safer

8/20/15 – WSB-TV – Atlanta neighborhood cheers as blighted houses torn down

7/13/15 – SaportaReport – Proctor Creek and Atlanta’s Westside – let’s preserve and conserve as we reinvest

6/22/15 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Westside Future Fund names first executive director

6/22/15 – WSB-TV – Former rock quarry to become new reservoir

5/26/15 – WABE – Atlanta Green Groups Work To Clean Polluted Waterways

4/22/15 – City of Atlanta – City of Atlanta Wins Federal Grant to Expand Park and Greenspace

4/20/15 – SaportaReport – City of Atlanta can clean up its act by adopting a green CSO approach

3/19/15 – PR Newswire – Capacity Building Grants Awarded to 45 Westside Atlanta Nonprofits Through Westside Momentum Initiative

3/9/15 – WSB-TV Atlanta – Proctor Creek Forum coverage

2/22/15 – WSB-TV Atlanta – People 2 People – Proctor Creek Water Quality Forum

2/5/15 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – State prepares to issue Atlanta’s water quality permits

1/29/15 – SaportaReport – City of Atlanta making second try to win $30 million Choice grant

1/29/15 – WABE – Bellwood Quarry Will Eventually Be Atlanta’s Biggest Park

1/22/15 – Creative Loafing – How to take a filthy creek and make an Emerald Corridor 

1/1/15 – SaportaReport – Atlanta OKs project to ease flooding, add bike lanes near Falcons stadium

12/19/14 – WABE – Reed Promises Development Near New Falcons Stadium

12/18/14 – Creative Loafing – Reservoir park plans could take shape in 2015

12/12/14 – Creative Loafing – MLK Jr. Drive, get ready for your facelift

11/20/14 – Atlanta Intown – Invest Atlanta announces funding for Westside projects

11/20/14 – SaportaReport – Plans for water reservoir at BeltLine’s Bellwood Quarry shown to builders

10/9/14 – SaportaReport – Proctor Creek area, other Atlanta brownfields, to be assessed by city

9/17/14 – SaportaReport – A final frontier in Atlanta: West End could grow new homes, shops, while sheltering current residents

9/15/14 – SaportaReport – A final frontier in Atlanta: Northside Drive plans complete – Buckhead to Falcons stadium area, to West End

8/27/14 – SaportaReport – Friendship envisions a ‘Downtown West’ around new Falcons stadium

7/22/14 – Creative Loafing – EPA grant means cleaner Proctor Creek

7/17/14 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – EPA Awards over $179,000 to Promote Proctor Creek Restoration

7/15/14 – Curbed Atlanta – West of Buckhead, ‘Riverwalk Atlanta’ has Great Potential

7/14/14 – The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Sewer upgrade work hits major milestone in quest for clean water

7/14/14 – 11 Alive – Residents begging for help after decades of broken promises

7/10/14 – City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Communications – City of Atlanta Meets Major Consent Decree Milestone On Time, Under Budget

6/30/14 – 11 Alive – Raise Your Voice: Neighborhood playground cleanup

6/27/14 – The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Reed: Business community to form Westside philanthropic nonprofit

6/14 – WSB-TV Atlanta – Help may be on the way to clean up Proctor Creek

6/14 – City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management – Community Investigation Leads to DWM Action

6/10/14 – The Wall Street Journal – U-Haul And The Conservation Fund Pledge $375,000 Over Three Years To Advance Parks With Purpose In Atlanta 

4/16/14 – The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Clean-up of Proctor Creek an Earth Day priority for EPA

4/7/14 – SaportaReport – Lindsay Street Park a model of what needs to happen along Proctor Creek

1/23/14 – The Washington Times – Waste still seeps into pollution-plagued creek

1/13/14 – Invest Atlanta – Invest Atlanta Announces Application Process for Westside Tax Allocation District Community Improvement Fund

5/23/13 – SaportaReport – Uncle Sam joins fight against blight in Falcons stadium neighborhoods

5/22/13 – The Atlanta Journal Constitution – City eyes creek cleanup as kick-start for NW revitalization

5/22/13 – Creative Loafing – Proctor Creek’s second chance

5/22/13 – Curbed Atlanta – Could Nasty Creek Become Green Oasis, ‘Hooch Link?

5/20/13 – SaportaReport – Metro Atlanta’s reputation at EPA: Bold plans revive former brownfields

5/17/13 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Federal Agencies Expand Urban Waterway Revitalization Effort to Proctor Creek in Atlanta

5/14/13 – Creative Loafing – Could Proctor Creek – and northwest Atlanta – be revitalized by a greenway project?

4/13/13 – SaportaReport – Falcons stadium: An uphill fight to right a community beset by wrongs

5/14/13 – Creative Loafing – Could Proctor Creek – and northwest Atlanta – be revitalized by a greenway project?

7/12/12 – Creative Loafing – Proposal to transform vacant Vine City lots into ambitious 16-acre park gets greenlight from Atlanta City Council committee

5/31/12 – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Atlanta Will Get More Time to Complete Sewer Upgrades/City, state and federal government reach proposed agreement to extend the deadline to 2027

3/8/12 – CBS 46 – Mozley Park residents complain about drainage issues

12/8/11 – Creative Loafing – Ambitious parks plans could give Vine City, English Avenue another chance

3/8/11 – The Atlanta Journal Constitution – Atlanta settles suit with residents over sewer, flood damage

9/28/09- Creative Loafing – After the flood: Two northwest Atlanta neighborhoods ravaged by the same catastrophe promise to rebuild

9/26/09 – Creative Loafing – Northwest Atlanta Hard Hit By Flooding

10/10/01 – Creative Loafing – Here’s where the poop in the Hooch comes from

11/5/98 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Proctor Cleanup Begins

6/26/94 – Atlanta Journal Constitution –  Troubled Waters: The Strangling of the Chattahoochee

4/19/93 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – City flushing $107 million down drain? EPA calls sewage overflow fix a ‘waste of money’

12/21/92 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – A ‘mountain’ nobody wants Pressure builds to close northwest Atlanta dump

11/24/91 – Atlanta Journal Constitution – Streams of Waste: Atlanta’s economic growth depends on its ability to save its urban waterways

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