Energy 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 firstname.lastname@example.org,