The Clarke property is the second acquisition on Cedar Creek in Coweta County. This 6.5 acres tract will provide valuable greenspace and habitat protection in Coweta County, as well as provide an example of the benefits of residential greenspace to the surrounding community. The Clarke property acquisition protects 140 feet of stream frontage and is entirely located in the floodplain. National Wetland Inventory (NWI) digital data indicate the presence of a wetland on the subject site of type PSS1F (palustrine, scrub-shrub, broad-leaved deciduous, semi-permanently flooded). Since this property is a protected greenway property, it will be forever maintained in a natural state. Protection of the floodplain in a natural state helps prevent flooding by allowing stormwater to infiltrate the ground slowly instead of rushing into nearby streams. Stormwater flowing directly into streams at a high volume and velocity also causes erosion, which is another reason why protection of adjacent buffer zones is so important. This substantial acquisition is an example of how property owner participation in the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project results in the protection of the metro area's valuable water resources.
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