City of Pine Lake now recognized as an Atlanta Audubon Wildlife SanctuaryPhoto provided to Decaturish
DeKalb County’s smallest city, Pine Lake, is officially recognized as an Atlanta Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary, an area that encompasses a 17-acre lake, a bioretention area, two adjoining wetlands, and a park, located about 12 miles from downtown Atlanta.
“This is an amazing area and a true gem in the Atlanta Audubon Wildlife Sanctuary Program,” Atlanta Audubon board member and Wildlife Sanctuary Program Coordinator Melinda Langston said in a recent press release. “ … Pine Lake has worked diligently in recent years and not only created valuable habitat for birds and other wildlife, but also [created] a wonderful outdoor space for the residents of Pine Lake.”
Local residents and community members have worked hard to clear out invasive plant species as well as plant more than 150 trees, 250 bushes, and 36,000 square feet of native wildflower and grass seeding.