Location

Barbara Lane, City of Austell

Creek Basin Sweetwater Creek
Approximate Total Acres

9.8 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 9.8 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 1,450 linear feet
Date Acquired February 2005

Landrum Property
W
ith the purchase of the Landrum property on Sweetwater Creek, the Greenway Acquisition Project will protect almost 10 acres of land along this creek. This acquisition will also provide approximately 1,450 feet of permanent stream bank protection along Sweetwater Creek. This acquisition continues to build on the connected corridor of protected streamside buffer properties that the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project has purchased along Sweetwater Creek. As the counties in the Metropolitan Atlanta region continue to grow, more impervious surfaces are built in the surrounding watershed. These impervious surfaces result in more storm water run-off entering the creeks and rivers. A protected vegetated buffer along the streambank helps to slow the flow of water and thus allows the pollution and sediment carried with it to settle out before entering the creek. Every property protected by the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project can help preserve the water quality for those who live downstream.

 


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