Peavine Trail Rain Garden
A large culvert currently empties directly into Peavine Creek and spills over 10 million gallons of untreated runoff into this urban waterway each year, polluting the water locally and further downstream. The culvert is often filled with runoff which also impedes hikers along the Peavine Trail, a nature trail which is a favorite of the Emory cross country track team.
This project will capture untreated runoff so that it can be filtered before reaching the creek. South Fork Conservancy will accomplish this by reducing the velocity of stormwater, stabilizing stream banks, installing a bio-retention garden with plunge pools and overflow spillway, and reintroducing native plants, which will filter stormwater and have the added benefit of improving wildlife habitat.
When the project is complete, the creek will be recharged with ten million gallons of clean, filtered water each year.
* Project utilizes best management practices to filter and/or reduce pollution inputs into rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands or near-shore marine areas