Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Stream restoration workshop (South River Watershed Alliance)

In our area, we usually hear about projects involving our local creeks and their connection to the Chattahoochee River watershed. But DeKalb County is also home to the South River, and the AJC reports that the South River Watershed Alliance is hosting a workshop on stream restoration that will be open to the public:

South River Watershed Alliance presents a free community workshop--River of Opportunity: Community-led Restoration of South River and the Pursuit of Environmental Justice. The purpose of the workshop is to generate dialogue about current and historical disregard of urban waterways, streams, creeks and rivers in general and South River specifically, the lack of river restoration efforts in communities of color, and offer strategies on how to engage affected communities.  
Confirmed panelists include Sharon Moran, PhD, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Environmental and Natural Resources Policy Doctoral Program, Clark University; David Deganian, staff attorney with Greenlaw, an environmental and public interest law firm; and Johnny Waits, noted historian and curator of Flat Rock Archives. The workshop is free to the public.  Light refreshments will be served. ... See http://southriverwatershedalliance.eventbrite.com/ for sign-up information.