Location Camden Road, northeast Atlanta
Creek Basin Clear Creek
Approximate Total Acres 0.358 acres
Approx. Greenway Acres 0.358 acres
Approx. Stream Frontage Protected 215 linear feet
Date Acquired July 2004

Vroon Property
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his acquisition is particularly exciting, because it is one of the first acquisitions located along Clear Creek. It is a Priority 1 property located in a residential area on Camden Road in northeast Atlanta. The acquisition is comprised of a conservation easement which protects 215 feet of stream frontage. This conservation easement will help protect Clear Creek from pollutants and sediments that wash into the creek from adjacent impervious surfaces. Since this is a residential area, these adjacent impervious surfaces include: driveways, roads, roofs, and sidewalks. All impervious surfaces contribute storm water run-off to nearby streams. This acquisition will be a building block towards a protected corridor along Clear Creek. A connected series of greenway properties with a 100-foot wide buffer on the creek also ensures the biological integrity of plant and animal species within the greenway corridor. This acquisition is another example of how small property owner participation can add up to big benefits for Atlanta streams.

 


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