Intrenchment Creek is the primary watershed area in south and southeast Atlanta. Unfortunately, we recognize that many of our community’s residents may not be aware of the creek because much of it is buried underneath asphalt and concrete (map of Atlanta communities affected by Intrenchment Creek). In fact, the headwaters of the creek are buried beneath the Georgia State Capitol building.
The Intrenchment Creek Community Stewardship Council is a newly-formed organization working to restore, revitalize, and protect the ecological health of the south Atlanta communities that are connected to the creek. Our work is modeled on that of our allies at the Proctor Creek Stewardship Council, and specifically, we are looking to reverse the decades of environmental injustice that have adversely impacted our communities for far too long.
Our chief goals are to:
Develop stewards who are strong and empowered leaders working for the restoration, revitalization, and protection of Intrenchment Creek; and develop/grow an educated and empowered community that is positively impacting the restoration, revitalization, and protection of Intrenchment Creek
Advocate for the fair and equitable treatment and inclusion of the underserved Intrenchment Creek communities in the planning and implementation of projects, and the enforcement of environmental policy, regulations, and laws.
Collaborate with public and private partners to implement projects for the watershed conceptualized with community input such as with the One Water Intrenchment Creek Task Force vision.
Serve as an interdisciplinary, scientific, and technical collaborative for information sharing on watershed activities in Intrenchment Creek
Promote sustainable land use and reduce the impact of food insecurity through the implementation of urban agriculture
ICCSC will be hosting our kickoff event on Saturday, November 21 at 11:00 am. We will be introducing our organization to the world and will be discussing all the ways you and your communities can join our fight to restore and revitalize one of Atlanta’s most endangered watersheds. It will be a virtual meeting, and you can join via Zoom using the following information:
Meeting ID: 357 779 0612
And you can find the Facebook event here (please share with your networks!):