Monday, November 28, 2011

WAWA's Na'Taki O. Jelks Named Atlanta's "Cox Conserves Hero"

After weeks of voting, WAWA Board Chair, Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, was named Atlanta's 2011 Cox Conserves Hero! Na'Taki accepted a check for $5,000 which will be donated to the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance to support community-based environmental education programs at the Outdoor Activity Center.

The Cox Conserves Heroes program was created through a partnership between TPL and Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Channel 2 WSB-TV, to honor everyday conservationists. Since the program launched in 2008, nearly $180,000 has been donated to local environmental nonprofits. Cox Conserves Heroes also runs in Arizona, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Virginia.
We are so proud of Na’Taki and thankful to all of the WAWA members, friends, and supporters who helped make this important victory happen.
See Na’Taki’s Cox Conserves video below.

Monday, November 14, 2011

DRAFT Proctor Creek Watershed Improvement Plan Available for Public Comment

The DRAFT Proctor Creek Watershed Improvement Plan, prepared by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is now available for review and comment on the Cleaner Streams website. To access the document, go to  and the link to the file is located in the top, right corner of the page.  
WAWA has been very involved, along with other community partners, in actively improving water quality in Proctor Creek in addition to other watershed protection measures.
Submit all comments to The DRAFT document will be available for review and comment until November 30, 2011.
Please make your voices heard!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Final Opportunity: Vote TODAY for Our "Cox Conserves Hero" and Help WAWA Win $5,000 for OAC Programs

WAWA Board Chair, Na'Taki Osborne Jelks was recently named as one of five finalists for the 2011 Cox Conserves Heroes for community leaders who volunteer for environmental causes. If she wins the on-line voting competition, WAWA will win $5,000 to continue the rebirth of the Outdoor Activity Center (OAC).

We need your VOTE TODAY to bring these needed funds home to the community. It's quick and simple...

Please go to this link: .

1) Click on VOTE NOW
2) Scroll down the end of the page (Na'Taki is the last finalist listed). Look under her photo and click the VOTE button.
3) Enter your e-mail address and zip code.
4) Click Submit
5) Pass this information on to someone else!

The voting deadline is TODAY at 5pm EST! Thanks in advance for your support!