Location Beecher Hills Community near Beecher Hills Elementary School, City of Atlanta
Creek Basin North Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 60.0 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 60.0 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 7,619 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2002

Beecher Hills Tract
T
he Beecher Hills property acquisition is an example of one of the City's most successful coordination efforts with local non-profits and environmental organizations. Situated near the Beecher Hills Elementary School and several residential areas, this Priority-1 status tract has been valued for years by local environmental groups. According to the Georgia Natural Heritage Program (GNHP) and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), this tract contains potential habitat for endangered or protected species. Recognizing its ecological value, local environmental organizations contacted Saving Places for Atlanta's Community Environmental, Inc. Land Trust (SPACE), an urban land protection non-profit agency, to help preserve the various properties that now comprise the Beecher Hills tract. SPACE was successful in acquiring these properties and sold the compiled tract to the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project for $400,000. This property is immediately adjacent to another Greenway Property, the Lionel Hampton Tract.

 


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