Location Wells Drive, SW
City of Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.072 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.072 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 97 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2003

Drue 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. A high percentage of both large and small property owners in southwest Atlanta have participated in the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project which has resulted in a connected corridor of protected streamside properties. 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 water before entering the stream. A linear protected streamside corridor creates a more stable habitat for plants and animals. This acquisition is 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.