Location Wells Drive, SW
City of Atlanta
Creek Basin South Utoy Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.177 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.177 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 60 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2003

Dunn Property
T
he Greenway Acquisition Project will protect properties from being developed near rivers and streams, which will reduce the amount of impervious surface (such as concrete or asphalt) in the watershed. Located in a residential area on Wells Drive in southwest Atlanta, this Priority 1 status property will protect South Utoy Creek from pollutants and sediments that wash into the creek from these impervious surfaces. This acquisition also protects a portion of the floodplain. Protection of the floodplain is important to prevent flooding downstream. A wide and undisturbed floodplain allows water to infiltrate the ground more slowly. This also helps prevent erosion of the creek banks. A connected series of greenway properties with a 100-foot wide buffer on the stream ensures the biological integrity of plant and animal species within the greenway corridor along South Utoy Creek. Every property acquired by the City of Atlanta is a meaningful contribution to the protection of water resources the community.

 


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