Location

Robin Lane, City of Atlanta

Creek Basin South Fork Peachtree Creek
Approximate Total Acres

1.24 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 1.24 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 750 linear feet
Date Acquired July 2005

Cornish Property
T
his Priority-1 acquired Greenway Property is located on South Fork Peachtree Creek in a densely developed residential area in northeast Atlanta. This acquisition is the second along this creek, which is a tributary of the Chattahoochee River. The South Fork Peachtree Creek watershed contains a large amount of impervious surfaces. The storm water run-off from all these roads, driveways, and structures contains pollutants and sediment which is then carried into surrounding streams. However, as more properties are purchased for protection by the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project, this storm water run-off will be cleaner when it flows into surrounding creeks. This is because a streamside vegetated corridor filters out some of the pollution and sediment before it can enter the creek. This acquisition was also partially funded by the Blank Family Foundation. Since the Blank Foundation donated a portion of the funds to purchase this property, more City of Atlanta greenway funds will be available to purchase and protect additional other properties.

 


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