Location Wells Drive, SW
City of Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.225 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.225 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 86 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2003

Bethel Property
T
his Priority-1 acquired Greenway Property is located in a residential area in southwest Atlanta. In this acquisition, the City of Atlanta purchased a streamside area that is partially located in the floodplain. Preserving a vegetated buffer area and floodplain is important for maintaining the health of the stream. A vegetated buffer protects the stream from stormwater run-off by filtering and slowing the flow of water. This helps prevent erosion and bank collapse. Sediment and other pollutants are also allowed to settle out of the stormwater before entering the stream. This acquisition continues to build on the amount protected South Utoy Creek corridor. This acquisition is also another example of how small property owners can help preserve and improve the water quality in their neighborhoods.

 


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