Urban Creek Partners is strongly committed to the Atlanta area, and specifically, the Grove Park community. In 2008, Mark Teixeira and Joel Bowman had the vision to see this neighborhood’s potential and began a plan of resident-driven revitalization using the existing natural resources of the area. They formed the Emerald Corridor Foundation, with the goals of restoring Proctor Creek and raising funds to initiate and complete the Proctor Creek Greenway. Moving toward these goals, the Emerald Corridor Foundation has partnered with the PATH Foundation in designing and building the Proctor Creek Greenway, and Trees Atlanta to grow/plant/improve green spaces in the Grove Park neighborhood.