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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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As a fifth-generation Georgian, long-time advisory council member of The Trust for Public Land and an advocate for greenspace issues, I urge all Georgians to support this important initiative. The Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act will appear on the ballot in November.

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Yesterday was the last day of the legislative session and we are excited to share that the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Act (HB 332 and HR 238) passed with overwhelming, bi-partisan support in both the State House and Senate. This historic victory for land conservation comes after nearly a decade of effort by numerous stakeholders across the state and led by the Georgia Outdoor Stewardship Coalition.

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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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