Quick Facts

Project Purpose

The City of Atlanta Greenway Acquisition Project is a $25 million program to acquire and protect properties adjacent to selected rivers and creeks within the Metro Atlanta area. Once acquired, these properties (Greenway Properties) will forever be maintained in a natural, undisturbed state.

Community & Environmental Benefits

The conservation of Greenway Properties will protect water quality in rivers and streams and will also protect animal habitats, plant habitats, and wetlands along Metro Atlanta rivers and streams. In addition, land adjacent to the waterways will be protected from erosion, flood damage, and clear-cutting.

Eligible Streamside Properties

The Greenway Acquisition Project targets streams in 14 counties within the Metro Atlanta area. The map shows these streams and their priority rating.

Ways You Can Particitate

There are several ways in which an owner of a targeted property can participate in the Greenway Acquisition Project. A Greenway Property can be as small as an area of 100 feet wide along a stream, or a protion of a larger property along a stream, or the entire property. The size of the Greenway Property is decided by the property owner during discussions with the City of Atlanta. If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition Project, you can email us at greenways@usinfrastructure.com, or contact us directly.

Required Statement

This project was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken jointly by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD), and Upper Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Fund, Inc., the Chattachoochee RiverKeeper Inc., and W. Robert Hancock, Jr., for violations of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Georgia Water Quality Control Act.

 


If you are interested in participating in the Greenway Acquisition Project, please contact us directly.