Location Thornbank Pass, Douglas County
Creek Basin Dog River
Approximate Total Acres 28.13 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 28.13 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 1,630 linear feet
Date Acquired July 2004

Ringdahl Property
T
he Ringdahl property acquisition is particularly exciting for the City of Atlanta. It is the first acquisition on the Dog River in Douglas County. The areas surrounding this property are experiencing residential development pressure as the Atlanta metropolitan area continues to grow. Therefore, this 28 acre tract will provide valuable greenspace and habitat protection in Douglas County. The Ringdahl property acquisition protects 1,630 feet of stream frontage and is almost entirely located in the floodplain. Since this property is a protected greenway property, it will be forever maintained in a natural state. Protection of the floodplain in a natural state helps prevent flooding by allowing stormwater to infiltrate the ground slowly instead of rushing into nearby streams. Stormwater flowing directly into streams at a high volume and velocity also causes erosion, which is another reason why protection of adjacent buffer zones is so important. This substantial acquisition is an example of how property owner participation in the Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project results in the protection of the metro area's valuable water resources.

 


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