Location

Hood Road, Coweta County

Creek Basin Cedar Creek Creek
Approximate Total Acres

2.79 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 2.79 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 1080 linear feet
Date Acquired August 2005

Cook Property
T
he Cook property is the first acquisition on Cedar Creek in Coweta County. This 2.79 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 Cook property acquisition protects 1080 feet of stream frontage and is located entirely in the floodplain. National Wetland Inventory (NWI) digital data indicate the presence of a wetland on the subject site of type PFO1A (palustrine, forested, broad-leaved deciduous, temporarily 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.

 


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