Location

Perkerson Mill Road,
City of Austell

Creek Basin Sweetwater Creek
Approximate Total Acres

49.14 acres

Approx. Greenway Acres 49.14 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 3,360 linear feet
Date Acquired December 2004

Sweetwater Associates Property
T
he Sweetwater Associates property is a noteworthy purchase for the Greenway Acquisition Project, in terms of protected acreage and environmental significance. This acquisition was also purchased as a bargain sale, meaning that it was purchased for less than fair market value. Bargain sales help stretch the greenway dollars farther and result in more protected properties. This acquisition will provide over 3,000 feet of permanent stream bank protection along Sweetwater Creek, and is also a critical link in the City of Atlanta's primary goal to acquire continuous greenway corridors. At nearly 50 acres, this acquisition will also protect several wetlands on the property. In addition to providing superior wildlife habitat, wetlands can provide initial treatment of polluted stormwater and reduce flooding downstream through its storage capacity. When the velocity of stormwater that flows into the system is reduced, pollutants are allowed to settle out of the stormwater before continuing downstream. Whether it provides connectivity, improved wildlife habitat or water quality, every greenway property has its own unique features to contribute to the City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project.

 


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