Fighting to save our Intrenchment Creek communities.
The Intrenchment Creek Community Stewardship Council will be hosting our next bi-monthly meeting on Saturday, May 22 at 11:00 am. It will be a virtual meeting, and you can join via Zoom using the following information:
Meeting ID: 357 779 0612
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We’re also looking for supporters and members of our communities to sign up and join a committee so that we can advance our work to restore, revitalize, and protect the ecological health of our south Atlanta communities. If you’re interested in working with a committee, please sign up here:
And you can find the Facebook event here (please share with your networks!): https://www.facebook.com/events/289456062647001
Our mission is to restore, revitalize, and protect the ecological health of the Intrenchment Creek Watershed Basin by creating structure, process and, conditions for residents to empower themselves and safeguard their communities through a foundation and application of equity, sustainability, and environmental justice principles.
ICCSC is working to reverse decades of environmental injustice impacting the residents of our south Atlanta communities.
Intrenchment Creek is a primary watershed area in south and south east Atlanta, and we recognize that many residents may not be aware of the creek because much of it is buried underneath asphalt and concrete. In fact, that development is a major reason why we see significant flooding in communities like Peoplestown when we have big rain storms. The creek is beneath us in pipes, right under our feet and our streets–but when it rains, the pipes can’t hold all that rainwater and it has to go somewhere. And unfortunately, too often that means in our homes and in our roadways.
In light of that, ICCSC is working to reverse decades of environmental injustice impacting the residents of our south Atlanta communities. Over the past couple of months, our organization has been one of several leading an initiative to ensure that the city strengthens existing legislation aimed at holding developers accountable for the ways their projects can cause flooding and flooding-related displacement in our communities.