Location Ivydale Drive, southwest Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.43 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.43 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 133 linear feet
Date Acquired February 2004

Austin Property
E
nergy for our homes is provided by electricity, and energy for our bodies is provided by the food we eat. For rivers and streams, the energy comes from a less obvious source - buffers. Vegetative buffers provide a place where organic material (called detritus) can decompose and be used as food for aquatic bacteria, plants and fish. The City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project will protect at least a 100-foot vegetative buffer from the river or stream bank. The acquisition of the Austin property, located in a residential area of southwest Atlanta, will ensure that approximately 133 feet of the stream bank remains a source of energy for plants and animals in the South Utoy Creek ecosystem.

 


If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition Project, you can email us at greenways@usinfrastructure.com, or contact us directly.