THE AKA – WAWA – CSNC Collaboration
In the spring of 2021, members of the Pi Alpha Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., were challenged by the chapter president, Brianca Martin, to strengthen, enhance, and increase the chapter’s footprint in the Atlanta community by joining forces with community partners. Chapter member, Marilyn Arrington, stepped up to serve as lead for creating sustainable partnerships with community leaders and sought out relevant community organizations which address global challenges. One such challenge is protecting and restoring our ecosystem. To address this challenge, sorority members are excited and are currently taking on the task of developing a watershed restoration project at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve with the intent to create awareness, advocate, educate, and protect our ecosystem for generations to come.
Watershed restoration is part of CSNC’s mission to protect and restore the stream and riparian habitats in the preserve. The repair of the spring hosue by the waterfall had previously been identified by CSNC leadership and the community as a high priority restoration project. CSNC developed a project team including Marilyn Arrington and Dr. Na’Taki Jelks Osborne of West Atlanta Watershed Alliance to create a project plan.