- Associated Press - Friday, July 18, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding more than $179,000 to three groups working to restore an Atlanta watershed.

Officials said in a statement Thursday that the Center for Watershed Protection, Inc. the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, Inc. and Environmental Community Action, Inc. are being given about $60,000 each to restore the Proctor Creek Watershed.

Officials say the Center for Watershed Protection will make plans for reducing pollution through a community-based water monitoring program.

The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper is expected to implement a water quality education program and community organizing initiative involving citizens collecting water samples and conducting assessments.

Environmental Community Action is expected to create a plan to reduce flooding and improve the creek’s water quality while revitalizing low-income neighborhoods nearby.

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