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Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), the nation's leading trade association for the outdoor recreation industry is supporting the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332). OIA represents more than 1,300 manufacturers, retailers, suppliers and other key members of the $887 billion outdoor recreation industry in the United States.

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A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending the release of the City of Atlanta's Resiliency Strategy. The City is to be congratulated for being named one of the world's 100 Resilient Cities, and for having Otis Rolley of the Rockefeller Foundation calling Atlanta's Resiliency Strategy the best one released to date. The creation of the strategy and the tangible investments that the City has made in becoming more resilient are testament to the leadership and commitment of Mayor Reed and his team.

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From the attacks on national monuments to a proposal to sharply increase entrance fees for national parks, it’s been a year of sobering headlines for people who love public land. But while the news out of Washington, D.C. does shape the fate of our land and water, it’s far from the whole story....

The Trust for Public Land helped found the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition in 2010. Our goal is to secure a vibrant and healthy future for Georgia – one that balances the needs of the environment and our economy.

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Martin Luther King Jr. was once just a kid—a bright, studious boy, but not too serious to chase his sisters around the backyard of the family home, a tidy Victorian at 501 Auburn Avenue in Atlanta. Before he became a leader of the civil rights movement, he shared a bedroom with his younger...

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Mount Katahdin marks the end of many long journeys. The 5,267-foot peak is Maine’s highest point, the summit of a formidably steep and rocky climb from the nearest trailhead. The mountain is also the northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail, where thru-hikers culminate months of trekking long...

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in suburban Atlanta is growing by 47 acres, which will nearly complete an eight-mile corridor of conserved public land along the river, The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced today.

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Channel 2 WSB-TV, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Atlanta’s 2015 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers. Nominations are being accepted for Metro Atlanta volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces.

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The Ebenezer Creek site of a frantic and tragic moment of Civil War history has been protected as a new public park. On December 9, 1864 hundreds of freed slave refugees died trying to cross Ebenezer Creek to avoid confederate troops pursuing General William Tecumseh Sherman during the union Army’s “March to the Sea.” Public outcry over the deaths led President Abraham Lincoln to approve Sherman’s Special Field Orders No. 15 that were intended to redistribute to former slaves 400,000 acres of confiscated coastal property in 40-acre tracts. The order was revoked by President Andrew Johnson following Lincoln’s death.

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The City of West Point’s Chattahoochee River greenway plan got a 124-acre boost today. Ten years after donating land for West Point River Park, The Trust for Public Land announced two new donations: 101 acres of land immediately north of the park; and a conservation easement over another adjacent 23 acres for the protection of its natural resources.

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