Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve

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Project Location

Atlanta, GA

Project Operator

City of Atlanta

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Project Contact

John Seydel, Director of the Office of Sustainability

The City of Atlanta is preserving the 216-acre Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve, one of the largest remaining intact, high-quality forests left inside the City of Atlanta. Consisting of a mix of mature hardwood and evergreens, Lake Charlotte is a unique resource for Atlanta, allowing nature-based recreation and environmental education opportunities. Preserving the forest also provides public health benefits such as air quality improvements and urban heat mitigation, along with expanded greenspace access and wildlife habitat.

The Lake Charlotte Nature Preserve Project is an important opportunity to utilize a revenue- generating model to help fund the preservation and stewardship of urban forested properties. If successful, this model can be scaled in the future to other City of Atlanta projects where at-risk forested properties are purchased and preserved. This model can further directly support the goal of Mayor Dickens’ Greenspace Advisory Council (Green Cabinet) to increase preservation of forested greenspaces throughout the City.

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