WAWA's Darryl Haddock Honored by UCR at Annual Patron Dinner
Darryl Haddock, Environmental Education Director for the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance(WAWA) was recently awarded the River Partner Award at the 17th Annual Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (UCR) Patron Dinner Program. Darryl was chosen as this year's River Partner Award recipient for his dedication over many years to help restore Northwest Atlanta's Proctor Creek Watershed and for his efforts to recruit and transport inner city youth to the Elachee Nature Center to participate in the UCR Lake Lanier Aquatic Learning Center.
In partnership with the UCR, Darryl has co-facilitated numerous Proctor Creek cleanups--- removing over 5 tons of trash from this impaired urban stream. Through Darryl's leadership WAWA has also co-hosted rain barrel construction and distribution workshops in the Proctor and Utoy Creek Watersheds, co-hosted the first-ever Proctor Creek Community Day (2010), and participated in the Neighbor Watch Creek Monitoring program. As a part of the monitoring efforts Darryl collects weekly water samples from 3 locations along the 9 mile Proctor Creek to test for E.coli bacteria.