The City of Sandy Springs has partnered with several local community groups for the “Name Your Neighborhood Stream” project that will use residents’ votes to christen 11 unnamed streams in the city.

The winning name for each stream will be certified by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and will appear on official city maps. The USGS is responsible for approving the names of all physical features in the country.

The project, which has been spearheaded by district 6 Councilwoman Karen Meinzen-McEnerny, includes a partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs, Sandy Springs Conservancy, the Sandy Springs Council of Neighborhoods, Brown and Caldwell Environmental Engineers and Consultants, Holy Spirit Prep School, Trees Sandy Springs and the Long Island Creek Watershed Association.

The submissions will be judged by McEnerny, city representatives and the project partners. Residents can choose from already-suggested stream names compiled by historians from Heritage Sandy Springs, or they can think of their own. All names will be considered for selection.

“We’re pleased to offer this opportunity for community involvement,” McEnerny said. “By naming some of our City’s natural resources, residents will be shaping history.”

Name submissions can be emailed to Councilwoman McEnerny at For more information on the “Name Your Neighborhood Stream” project, please call 770-730-5600.