| Vinings Village News Reports
Chattahoochee River becomes First National Water Trail
The Chattahoochee River Water Trail in Georgia will be the first river to be designated as a National Water Trail under a new system. The water trail travels through 48 miles of river within the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. The park serves 3.2 million visitors annually, most from the local Atlanta metro-region. In addition to providing over 65% of the public greenspace in this urban region, the river provides most of Atlanta’s drinking water. The park and new water trail contain 18 developed public access points and connects with other local city and county parks. The river is heavily used by anglers, tubers, kayakers, canoers, and rafters.“The Chattahoochee River Water Trail provides clean water, greenspace, and river access for millions of Americans every year. “As our nation opens a new chapter on rivers - one where we value our waterways for their recreational, economic and ecological importance - it is fitting that the Chattahoochee River Water Trail leads the way" With each designation, signage, technical assistance and resources will be provided to build on and promote the development of quality water trails. Water trails that are designated can become catalysts for restoring the health of local waterways throughout the community."
On March 15, 2011 a referendum on a four-year SPLOST report was approved by voters. This program will be in effect from January 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2015.This summer, Vinings Village residents will finally benefit from the long awaited improvements designed to help flooding of Woodland Brook Drive. The project which will cause road closures during the summer and will commence at the close of the school year. A public meeting will be scheduled to explain details.