This Priority-1 acquired Greenway Property is located
in a residential area on Margaret Mitchell Drive in northwest Atlanta,
near several other properties protected by the Greenway Acquisition
Project. From a watershed perspective, the connected corridor of
greenspace creates an ideal habitat for plants and animals, and
enhances water quality of the stream as well as its downstream segments.
Vegetation in the protected stream corridor and floodplain aids
in the filtration of pollutants from stormwater. Sandbars and eroded
banks are evidence of flooding at this property, but the protected
greenspace will help prevent flooding by slowing the overland flow
of stormwater to rivers and streams. This acquisition is an outstanding
example of how a neighborhood can work together to protect water
quality in their community.
If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition
Project, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org,