Location Wells Drive, SW
City of Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.37 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.37 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 70 linear feet
Date Acquired November 2003

Collins Property
T
his Priority-1 acquired Greenway Property is located in a residential area in southwest Atlanta. This acquisition adds to the protected stream footage along South Utoy Creek. A high percentage of both large and small property owners in southwest Atlanta have participated in the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project resulting in a connected corridor of protected streamside buffer areas. A linear protected streamside corridor creates a more stable habitat for plants and animals. This specific acquisition also includes protection of the floodplain. Protecting the floodplain is an important element in protecting the ecosystem of the stream. It also helps to prevent flooding downstream. A vegetated buffer and floodplain slows the flow of stormwater into the stream and allows the water to infiltrate the ground, preventing erosion and bank collapse.

 


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