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Great news from Capitol Hill: this week, the Senate passed S.47, the Natural Resources Management Act. It’s a complex package of bills addressing all kinds of projects and priorities for keeping our public lands healthy, whole, and open for people to explore—from funding search-and-rescue...

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This year’s Super Bowl played out at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, a gleaming 30-story structure that opened in 2017.

The new stadium is visible from pretty much anywhere in Vine City, a residential neighborhood on the edge of downtown Atlanta. It looms large from the...

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From the Appalachian Trail and the Silver Comet, to PATH 400 and the Atlanta BeltLine, the Aerotropolis and the Augusta Canal to the Chattahoochee Riverwalk in Columbus, Georgia is traversed by a multitude of trails that define communities, connect neighbors and get people outdoors. Whether you are a suburban parent pushing kids in a stroller or running for physical fitness, a city dweller walking with friends or biking to work, or a backcountry hiker or mountain bike enthusiast, Georgia’s trails serve everyone.

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The Trust for Public Land and the Atlanta Department of City Planning are partnering to increase the number of projects implemented in the citywide Placemaking Program in 2019. Applications for the 2019 round of placemaking projects are now available-and are due Friday, March 29, 2019. The Program Guide and application are available: http://bit.ly/ATLPlacemaking.

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The Trust for Public Land, Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Cobb County and City of Atlanta Commission recently announced the launch of a comprehensive planning process to develop a vision and plan for a 100-mile long public realm along the Chattahoochee River.

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The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area in suburban Atlanta is growing by 18.5 acres with the acquisition of a key riverfront property in Forsyth County, The Trust for Public Land and the National Park Service announced today.

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Behind every spruced-up playground, every picnic-bench lunch spot, and every mile of greenway are dedicated people who put their time, skills, and passion into making their neighborhoods better places to live. As The Trust for Public Land works to put a park within a...

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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....

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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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