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Southeast Atlanta and unincorporated southwest DeKalb County have been burdened with multiple correctional facilities, landfills, wastewater treatment plants, illegal dump sites, truckyards, asphalt plants, and the worst water quality in Georgia, yet thousands of people still call the area home. A long history of disinvestment and environmental injustices have created an area in which the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County now have the opportunity to co-invest to maximize the quality-of-life potential for its residents.

In 2021, The Nature Conservancy applied through the Atlanta Regional Commission's Community Development Assistance Program to assist in engaging with a comprehensive group of area advocates and key decision makers to plan for the future of the South River Forest. Through October 2022, the South River Forest Consensus Building & Stakeholder Engagement project will utilize stakeholder interviews, community meetings, and an online survey to determine the South River Forest's boundaries, primary challenges and opportunities, and key priorities for the City of Atlanta and DeKalb County to utilize for future planning efforts!

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live
Survey

May-August

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planned
Stakeholder Interviews

June-September

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complete
Community Meeting

June 25

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planned
Steering Committee Meeting

June 29

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planned
Steering Committee Meeting

July 27

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planned
Community Meeting

July 28

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planned
Steering Committee Meeting

August 31

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planned
Elected Officials Tour

TBD