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MOBILE, Ala. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District and the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management are scheduled to host an open house to update the public on the status of the Proctor Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study, Sept. 21.   

WHAT: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District and the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management will host two open house meetings, a daytime session and an evening session, to update the public on the current status of the Proctor Creek Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study. The open house is an opportunity for the public to speak with subject matter experts about the ongoing study and to ask questions.

WHO: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District; City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management

WHERE: Atlanta Fulton Public Library Northwest Branch at Scotts Crossing, 2489 Perry Blvd NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30318

WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 21; Day Session: 1p.m. – 3p.m.; Evening Session: 5p.m. – 7p.m.

BACKGROUND: Over the course of several decades, urban development has detrimentally impacted the ecosystem of the Proctor Creek watershed in Atlanta, Ga. The creek is a tributary to the Chattahoochee River, a major resource for water supply in the southeast.

The Corps of Engineers and the City of Atlanta began a joint study in 2015 to investigate various alternatives to restore the health of the Proctor Creek watershed. The study is tentatively scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.

Members of the media interested in attending the open house are encouraged to RSVP with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District Public Affairs Office at (251) 690-2505.

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