This Greenway property is comprised of a 100-foot wide
conservation easement that borders approximately 380 feet of Peachtree
Creek. The conservation easement is located on the rear portion
of a residential parcel, owned by the Gandy family, for purposes
of permanently protecting the vegetation contained within it and
ultimately improving water quality in Peachtree Creek. In addition
to this property, the Gandy family purchased two other parcels,
which appeared to be under threat of development, to protect them.
These properties were then sold to the Greenway Acquisition Project
(see Gandy Property II). The Gandy family's participation in the
Greenway Acquisition Project has resulted in the protection of a
total of 806 linear feet of streambank along Peachtree Creek.
Vegetated stream buffers and greenspace can help improve water quality
and control flooding during wet weather. As stormwater flows over
impervious surfaces (such as rooftops and roads) it picks up pollutants.
Vegetation can help slow the rush of stormwater to a receiving stream
and filter out these pollutants. By taking a participatory role
in their communities through the Greenway Acquisition Project, property
owners are setting the standard for water quality protection in
If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition
Project, you can email us at email@example.com,