Location Rena Circle near Willis Mill Road, southwest Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.52 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.52 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 135 linear feet
Date Acquired November 2003

Barnes Property
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andscaping used to entail a manicured lawn that bordered the water's edge. Although this type of lawn maintenance provides a pleasing view of the water, it may potentially degrade water quality. The Greenway Acquisition Project will protect at least a 100-foot buffer of land from the river or stream bank. Vegetation in the buffer filters sediments and pollutants through its root system, and slows the flow of storm water to the river or stream. Instead of eroding the stream bank, the storm water is allowed to penetrate into the soil. The acquisition of the Barnes property, located in a residential area of southwest Atlanta, will protect approximately 135 feet of the stream bank from further erosion and sedimentation along this segment of South Utoy Creek.

 


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